FREE Medical (Liver) Detox Workshop: Detox With A Doc

On December 29, 2016, in Detox, Dr. Marie Tholl, Integrated Medicine, Nutrition, Upcoming Events, Weight Loss, Women's Health, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Our office, The Center for Integrated Medicine & Comprehensive Internal Medicine, will be offering a FREE Medical (Liver) Detox Workshop – Detox With A Doc. We will also be sponsoring a medically supervised group liver detoxification program that follows the workshop. What: A Medically Supervised Group Liver Detoxification & Weight Loss Program That You and […]

Sugar Addiction, Metabolic Syndrome & Type 2 Diabetes

On January 16, 2016, in Dr. Marie Tholl, Integrated Medicine, Nutrition, Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Loss, by Dr. Dino Pappas

This statement will sound silly at first, but bear with me and read on. Sugar is a drug! A drug: Affects the structure or function of the body (1) Causes addiction, habituation or marked change in consciousness  (1,3) Is habit forming (2) Can be used recreationally for its effects on the central nervous system (3) […]

The Breakfast Smoothie: Maximizing Nutrition in Minimal Time

On April 4, 2014, in Detox, Headaches, Integrated Medicine, Internal Health, Nutrition, Pain, by Dr. Dino Pappas

  The Breakfast Smoothie You may ask, “Why a picture of a smoothie?”  Well, “Why not?” The breakfast smoothie contains almost everything you need to start your day off right such as fruits, vegetables, healthy oils (medium chain triglyceride oil/MCT oil) and high quality protein.  The smoothie maximizes your nutrition in a minimal amount of […]

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Type 2 Diabetes: Can Complementary & Alternative Medicine Help You?

On January 28, 2014, in Dr. Marie Tholl, Integrated Medicine, Internal Health, Nutrition, by Dr. Dino Pappas

The Problem Houston we’ve got a problem!  In fact, we’ve got a really, really big problem. Every passing day the population gets bigger and bigger and our health habits get worse and worse.  Today’s greatest challenge is a sedentary lifestyle and obesity. The new face of the American health care landscape is modifiable risk factors such […]

You Could Learn A Lot About A Person From Poop

On April 15, 2013, in Dr. Marie Tholl, Family medicine, Integrated Medicine, Nutrition, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Kind of a funny title isn’t it?  We hope you got a chuckle from this and that we’ve got your attention. There is truth to this comment though. The digestive system is integral to overall health. The digestive system breaks down food for nutrients and eliminates wastes. I think we all get this concept. What […]

The Gut, The Brain & Grains

The Gut, The Brain & Grains:  Most people know about the brain, but haven’t heard the concept of the “little brain.”  The “little brain” is the enteric nervous system which is commonly referred to as “gut instincts.”  Without getting too detailed or complicated, your body essentially has 2 brains, the “big brain” and the “little […]


Rethinking the Cortisone Injection – Buyer Beware

Rethinking the Cortisone Injection – Buyer Beware! — We’ve had patients in recent months come to the office for soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) injuries that have received one or more cortisone injections from other physicians (medical doctors, osteopaths and podiatrists).  The cortisone injections were unsuccessful in helping them with their pain.  The […]


Video Blog #3 — The Pain Medication Epidemic

Some startling statistics about pain medication have arisen.  Take a look at this video blog to get a glimpse at the scope of  the epidemic ( There is a huge fallacy that pain medication is safe because it is prescribed by a doctor.  That statement is FALSE!  Pain medication is not safe.  Pain medication can have […]


Pain Medication

The Pain Medication Epidemic — Did you know that we are in the midst of a crisis?  At the heart of this crisis is choice.  We have chosen to be a nation addicted to pain medication.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a report on the abuse of pain medication with some startling […]


Probiotics For Anxiety & Depression: Healthy Gut / Healthy Brain

On August 30, 2011, in Anxiety, Chiropractic, Chiropractor, Depression, Integrated Medicine, Nutrition, Probiotics, by Dr. Dino Pappas

Did you know that your gut actually has its own control center (enteric nervous system)? If harmful bacteria populate the gut,widespread health problems can occur including anxiety and depression. In this study, lab animals given a probiotic showed less tendency for anxious or depressed behaviors. There is clearly a connection between the mind and the […]

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