An inflammatory diet causes oxidative stress to cells and causes patients to feel poorly.It may mainfest as joint and muscle pains, headaches, nausesa, fatigue, malaise, or other nonspecific symptoms. Some examples of inflammatory foods are refined carbohydrates, processed foods, fast food , soda , most artifical sweeteners, trans-fats, and saturated fats. A Functional Nutritionist can work with our patients to help make important dietary changes and improve well-being.
Obviously, conventional medication is needed in many cases, but should work in conjunction with lifestyle medicine. We understand that most patients want to be on the fewest number of pills possible. Dr. Parker will evaluate medications that may have been added over the years by different physicians, safely de-scribing any unnecessary or duplicate medicines. Occasionally, patients are prescribed one medication to offset the side-effect of another. This happens to be one of Dr Parker’s pet peeves.