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Daniel Stickler, M.D.
West Virginia
Wellness doc focusing on paleo nutrition and primal fitness
Interests: Nutrition, Fitness, Concierge medicine, Rock climbing, Mountain biking, CrossFit, Mountain Athlete, Meditation, New Age
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We all know the phrase, seeing through rose colored glasses and understand that it means a way of viewing life but I do not think most of us realize the many different filters we see through each day. Life circumstances contrary to these filters have been referred to in psychology... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2014 at Paleo Doc
Many people are confused when it comes to understanding their lab values of thyroid function. I frequently find clients with full blown symptoms yet have thyroid numbers which they have been told are "normal." When you truly grasp the complexity of the thyroid function and interactions you can get to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Paleo Doc
Many women that come to see me are surprised when I tell them that they have a testosterone deficiency or infufficiency. Mostly they are surprised that women actually need testosterone. When they hear this they immediately think of the body builder muscle, or acne, or facial hair. Unfortunately this is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Paleo Doc
What are GMO's and hybridized foods and how do they affect our health and physiology. As a physician, I wanted to really understand these risks, truths, and myths. This is my perspective. The slides were are a little difficult to see so I have included a pdf of the slides... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Paleo Doc
The internet has been reproducing the sensational headlines that an article in JAMA produced last month when they published, "Association of Testosterone Therapy with Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, and Stroke in Men with Low Testosterone Levels." The study proclaimed that the risk of death, heart attack and stroke was 30% higher... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at Paleo Doc
I certainly do not disagree with your sentiment, I personally have ben very disenchanted with the current system, we have lost our way. There are still many doctors that are waking from the training induced comas, mostly changing focus to functional medicine. The shift needs to be away from sick care and towards well care and lifestyle above medication. Your feelings toward the system are echoed by many, not only patients but doctors as well.
There is a dramatic paradigm shift taking place in healthcare and it's changing the doctor-patient relationship in ways we never imagined. When I started medical school in 1989, there was no internet and my 20MB hard drive PC was really nothing more than a word processor but it was top... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Paleo Doc
This is one of my favorite talks by Steven Riechman, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M. He did this talk at the Huffines Discussion in 2011 and it is eye opening for many people. Basically, low fat diets lead to muscle loss and in the elderly, disability. Despite intense discussions,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Paleo Doc
We are 90% non-human. It's true, we have 100 trillion bacterial cells that we carry around and only 10 trillion human so the real question is, who runs the show? In this video you will learn how our gut bacteria can influence our emotions, enhance our immunity and protect us... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Paleo Doc
Kendall Kendrick of was our guest speaker at Synchronicity Wellness this month. She spoke on "Finding balance in the fight over food. How to overcome the challenges of being in a family with different beliefs about what to feed our children." This was an outstanding talk and hit home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Paleo Doc
There is a significant amount of debate right now regarding the primary care physician shortage. Some are reporting that it is not going to be a problem, others say the situation is critical. Lets look at some of the headlines and figure out the real risks: 1. The average PCP... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Paleo Doc
Let's suppose you were given a hot new car the moment you turned 16. The only stipulation, this is the only car you are EVER allowed to own. It has to last you your entire life; no trading in or getting another. Now, how well do you think you would... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2013 at Paleo Doc
I posted an article on SHBG - sex hormone binding globulin, back in September of last year and it is one of the most viewed posts we have had on PaleoDoc so I thought it might be time for an update. Have you been noticing that you have symptoms generally... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at Paleo Doc
One of the main difficulties with eating a strict paleo style diet is in gaining muscle mass, modest gains are the norm for most. Clients are always happy with the fat loss and their lean bodies but unfortunately many have inadequate lean mass to begin with and need to build... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Paleo Doc
There has been a recent tidal wave of online debate regarding obesity since the AMA announced it was recognizing it as a disease. Most are not very sympathetic toward the gravity challenged population. I admit that I certainly would never consider obesity a disease we have now classified it, not... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2013 at Paleo Doc
In the ongoing saga of the secret ingredients and hidden truths of our food industy, I have discovered a deep dark secret. It is called "Natural Flavoring." What is natural flavoring? According to the US Federal Code of Regulations: “The term natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2013 at Paleo Doc
The most common sports injury that we deal with in our clients is relating to the shoulder. Here are two videos and an article that help you to diagnose and understand the issues. Most people are ignoring or trying to "work through" these injuries but you really need to seek... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Paleo Doc
Ever notice how often you use negative idioms in your daily speech without a second thought? Idioms are expressions that don’t mean what they appear to mean. They are found in most cultures and provide interesting insights into languages and speakers. Our society is full of these “fun” little well... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Paleo Doc
At Synchronicity Wellness, we are constantly working to improve our nutrition knowledge so that we can pass this information on to each of our clients. We are in an ongoing state of flux as we improve on this knowledge. Real unprocessed foods have been a constant for us but as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at Paleo Doc
If you were asked to write the story of your life, do you think it would be a real page turner or a sleep inducer? I think that most people would like to think that their life would make an interesting story but if you step back and look objectively... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2013 at Paleo Doc
I first read the article on Reuters News about 6 weeks ago and thought that it was some sort of joke or conspiracy statement until I saw different versions crop up on different news networks. I was really astonished by the fact that this did not create major social network... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at Paleo Doc
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Sep 21, 2012
The pharmaceutical companies like statistics because with statistics, they know you can make convincing arguments for taking their drug. Statins are a classic example of this problem. Advertising and even some physicians will tell patients that taking statins will decrease the risk of a major cardiac event by 30%. Wow,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at Paleo Doc
Have you been noticing that you have symptoms generally associated with testosterone deficiency; loss of sex drive, depressed mood, anxiety, decreased sense of well being, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, fatigue, and even poor sleep? Then, after being tested you were told that everything was normal? It may be a problem... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Paleo Doc
A patient called me the other day with suspicion that he had a herniated disc in his back and seemed concerned. I asked him about his symptoms and how it happened. He was not debilitated by this but did have a fair amount of pain. He was wondering if he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Paleo Doc