Dr. Southard's Blog

September 10, 2016

Dr Southard’s Top 10 Ways to Feel Better and Be Healthier

All medical advice should come from your personal doctor and any drastic changes in your routines should be consulted first. None of the following information is intended as medical advice. Give up soda……   soda is full of empty calories, sugar, acidity that your body just doesn’t need.  Sugar feeds bacteria that can lead to cavities in your teeth and the acid further erodes tooth structure.Diet soda is NOT healthy.  Many common artificial sweetners can still disrupt hormones including insulin. Read More
September 9, 2016

What’s All This Talk About Omega Fatty Acids?

In a nutshell (no pun intended) polyunsaturated fats Omega 3 and 6 need to be ideally balanced 1:1 in our bodies. So what’s the problem? The American Standard Diet (SAD) is very high in Omega 6 which enables our bodies to be inflamed. Inflammation can be a good thing when we need to heal and attack foreign bodies, but the anti-inflammatory response needs to be equal. Omega 3 provides us with this anti-inflammatory ability. Look for a future post that Read More
September 9, 2016

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

We all get older and start feeling the effects of time. Inflammation from food and environment effects us all eventually. Don’t let it creep on you without a fight. Here’s a way to detect if something is going wrong. Do you have metabolic syndrome? Read the following 5 criteria. If even 3 identify with you then by the guidelines you have metabolic syndrome. 1. Waist line 40 inches or above for men. Waist line 35 inches or above for women. Read More