Thursday, April 30, 2009

News Flash: Acid Reflux Caused by Too Little Acid, Not Too Much...

I don't think I will ever forget the reaction on a patient's face when I first mentioned this information about a year and a half ago. After I told her 95% of heartburn is caused by hypochloridia (too little stomach acid), the lady said, "If that's true then why would my [medical] doctor give me this antacid?" My answer was simple, "Probably because of one of two reasons; 1) he never studied nutrition, or 2) he was getting too nice a kickback from Big Pharma." In retrospect, I guess the most likely answer would have been both 1 and 2.

In Ohio, I'm not licensed to give recommendations to alter prescriptions (thankfully), but it is very common to be able to stop taking antacids after adding some natural acidifiers to the diet. At Hilltop Wellness & Chiropractic, we carry excellent sources of probiotics and betaine hydrochloride (which I take). If you have any questions about this topic, feel free to call the office and set up an appointment to discuss this, or anything else that may be of interest to you.

In the meantime, take a look at this short video and feel free to leave your comments or feedback on the blog.

In Health,
Dr. Scott

Poor Nutrition in the Womb Triggers Permanent Genetic Changes

Wow, what a statement: Poor Nutrition in the Womb Triggers Permanent Genetic Changes. Is it really a surprise that the food you put into your body can affect more than just you, while growing and supporting another human inside of you?

For those of you who are interested in this article, I URGE you to read Pottenger's Cats, which is basically a long-term study on this exact topic. As people continue to rely on the SAD (Standard American Diet) more and more, things will just continue to get worse.

And it's articles like this that reaffirm why I am such a strong proponent of supplements before, during, and after pregnancy, as well as at any other stage of life. Stop by the office to receive nutritional advice that will be personal and specific to your needs.

In Health,
Dr. Scott

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Disgusting Truth about Sports Drinks Revealed...

Hi everyone. I hope all the Ohioans out there are outside enjoying the fantastic weather we've been having this weekend. Summer is a great time to be outside exercising and working on your fitness level and a common line of questions I get as the weather heats up is, "What is the best sports drink for what I do?"

The answer for most people is surprisingly the same, "Water!" Contrary to the millions of dollars of marketing spent on promoting sports drinks, there is really very little health benefit to them, and the vast majority are downright bad for you. Unless you are exercising for longer than 60 minutes, water will supply everything your body needs, without all the sugar, corn syrup, and artificial colors. If you are working out longer than 60 minutes, or doing such high-intensity workouts that you are actually depleting your electrolyte supply, the only sports drink I recommend is Shaklee's Performance, with no sugar, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives. If you'd like to know where to get it, drop us a line and we can hook you up with some.

And take a look at this short article on sports'll make you think twice about putting that garbage in your body.

In Health,
Dr. Scott

Monday, April 13, 2009

Natural Constipation Relief Strategies You Should Know

Wow, Dr. Mercola once again brings a powerful message, although it's on a sensitive subject this time - constipation. People just don't want to talk about it because they think it's embarrassing OR maybe they think it's NORMAL because it's gone on for so long. Dr. Mercola mentions a TON of great ways to help with this issue naturally, but he does fail to mention how chiropractic care can help with the issue, especially in infants and young ones. Misalignments in the pelvis and lower back can EASILY interrupt proper nerve flow to the stomach, gall bladder, and intestines, which can adversely affect how food is processed by those organs.

Take a look at the short video Dr. Mercola created and, as usual, email or call us with any questions you may have on the topic. This is FAR TOO IMPORTANT to be sidestepped because of embarrassment.

Monday, April 6, 2009

A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies

A New Low in Drug Research: 21 Fabricated Studies - Wall Street Journal March 11, 2009

There is just so much of this sort of information in the news lately I can't imagine anyone feeling safe taking their prescription drugs anymore. I'm nervous and I don't take any drugs! Researchers are finding more and more evidence that eating certain foods and PREVENTING the diseases these drugs are produced for is a FAR better way to maintain health and wellness for yourself.

You didn't read it first here, but you've read it AGAIN here: preventative healthcare TRUMPS crisis medical intervention EVERY TIME! Feel free to give us a call and ask what we can do for you to help you meet your health-goals - it would be our pleasure to serve you.

-Dr. Scott

Sure-Fire Ways to Help Asthma Naturally!

Sure-Fire Ways to Help Asthma Naturally!

This video on has some great tips relating to all those suffering from asthma - whether it's you or someone you know or love, watching this video could change your life!

Let me know what you think about Dr. Mercola's commentary on the subject, or if you have had similar experiences with the treatments and life-style modifications he talks about.

-Dr. Scott

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Take your vitamins!


Welcome to the Hilltop Wellness and Chiropractic blog. You can expect to find posts related to general and specific health and wellness topics. Please feel free to comment or post questions as I hope to maintain an open discussion in this forum.

- Dr. Scott