Ask the Doctor2017-07-06T14:52:49+00:00

Ask the Doctor

Dr. Laura Miles shares her knowledge on getting healthy and staying healthy through conventional, alternative, and restorative techniques.

The benefits of detoxing

Thanksgiving is usually filled with food, food and more food.  Many of you might be suffering a post-Thanksgiving food hangover.  Symptoms like bloating, joint pain, headaches, swelling fingers, bottom of feet hurting when you first get out of bed, diarrhea, and constipation can be related [...]

November 23rd, 2019|Diet & Weight, Educated Consumer|

Is the Impossible Burger good for you?

I have been hearing a lot about the impossible burger these days and thought I would explore what all the hype was about.  The impossible burger is the latest in attempts of plant based products that supposedly looks, tastes and even bleeds like real meat.  [...]

November 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Rotisserie Chicken Concerns

The $4.99 Costco rotisserie chicken is such a great deal and so easy to grab for dinner who wouldn’t grab and go?  It seems so easy and a quick healthy alternative.  Not so fast….  Sometimes quick and easy is not always the best. READ ON [...]

November 10th, 2019|Educated Consumer|

Anxiety top 10 tips

As we turn the corner leading into the holidays, there is typically a plethora of emotions that many people encounter:  dread, panic, fear, sadness and probably one of the most common…anxiety.  Anxiety can manifest in several ways:  worry, obsession, fear, anger, erratic thoughts, forgetfulness, confusion [...]

November 3rd, 2019|Educated Consumer|

Testosterone Risks for Women

Last week I discussed the risks of too much testosterone for men so now let’s look at women.  There has been a huge push for testosterone in women in the last five years and is being touted for energy and libido.   Advertising leads us to [...]

October 28th, 2019|Educated Consumer|

Testosterone Risks for Men

I can’t turn on the radio without hearing a commercial about testosterone for men.  They tout resolution of low libido, low energy and lack of muscle mass.  Yes, while testosterone can improve these areas for a man it can also cause some life threatening complications [...]

October 20th, 2019|Educated Consumer|

8 Tips for a great Dr’s visit

In this medical climate, it is becoming harder and harder to navigate your healthcare so I wanted to share some tips that may make it more productive for you. Read on for eight tips of making the most of any healthcare visit from labs to [...]

October 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Breast Implant Recall

Allergan recalled all of its BIOCELL textured implants late this summer because the FDA has flagged a series of reports that the implants are causing cancer in patients worldwide.  This includes Natrelle saline-filled, Natrelle silicone-filled, Natrelle anatomically shaped (used post-mastectomy) as well as Tissue expanders [...]

October 5th, 2019|Educated Consumer|

5 Tips for Choosing a Probiotic

There is a lot of information out there on probiotics.  First, a probiotic contains beneficial bacteria and yeast.  We need these bugs on board to help a multitude of functions including proper bowel function.  However, probiotics reach far beyond the gut. Did you know they are [...]

September 29th, 2019|Educated Consumer|

Breaking the Pain Cycle

We end up with pain for many different reasons and everyone’s pain tolerance is different.  What may register as pain for you may be completely different for another person.  Weekend warrior type pains are annoying but they resolve and we move on with our lives.  [...]

September 22nd, 2019|Educated Consumer|