Dr. Christine Doherty is taking a sabbatical and closing Balance Point Natural Medicine in Milford, NH in early 2017. After almost six years of continuous challenges, including brain surgery, heart surgery, homeschooling and then being devastatingly widowed in late 2015 she is waving the white flag, and surrendering to massive change.
So you have been faithful in your gluten-free diet, but you are still tired, having trouble losing weight, not sleeping, you immune system is still weak, you don't seem to bounce back? A common culprit that often goes un-diagnosed is adrenal fatigue.
By Heather Tallman Ruhm, MD
Could your heartburn or acid reflux be the opposite of what you have been told? Low stomach acid can be as big, if not a bigger problem, than high stomach acid. Read this before you take your next antacid!
By Heather Tallman Ruhm, M.D.
Our Western approach to medicine has become combative – battling Alzheimer’s, fighting infections; using chemical warfare (anti-depressants, antacids, anti-inflammatories, anti-biotics, and chemo), or radiation, or the scalpel to defeat the so-called enemy; while thousands of individuals bike, run, dance or hula to wage war on cancer. I propose that, rather than joining the mission of search and destroy, we learn from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and Mother Theresa too - when asked to march against something bad, she declined. She only joined causes for good. I believe in the value of striving for fitness, but let’s hike, bike and hula with a community that is for restoring health not against disease.
By Christine Doherty, ND
Could there be more foods beyond gluten that are causing your chronic digestive symptoms? Learn about Fructose Intolerance and the FODMAP diet. Take your recovery to the next level. Could apples be as bad for you as gluten? Find out!
By Heather Tallman Ruhm, MD
The world knows trauma. We see it, read about it, and try to avoid it every day, but we experience it, often unexpectedly. How does it leave us? It depends. How we leave trauma and how it leaves us, depends on the state we are in as we meet it, and the support we access afterwards.
Ever wonder if your doctor is all they could be? How many times have waited an eternity for them to arrive at the exam room only to find you feel rushed and they are perhaps not listening. In your gut, you know something isn’t right, but you get the brush off and your questions don’t really get answered. There is no follow-up…Here at Balance Point, things work very differently.
Gas and bloating are two of the most common reasons people come to see me. I have been in clinical practice for almost two decades and my patient population has changed a lot in that time. A decade ago I was diagnosing people with celiac and gluten intolerance and introducing them to the gluten free diet. Now with the explosion of popular press about celiac and the gluten free diet, most of the patients I see are already gluten free. This means that now I am working to identify other conditions that are co-existing with their gluten intolerance and that won’t respond to the gluten free diet alone.