Online Booking 24/7

Stop Suffering!

  • Quick n' Easy Online Appointment
  • Book Appointment 24/7
  • Call 915-850-0900.
Monday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Open now
Tuesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Doctor Cell (Emergencies) 915-540-8444


Functional Medicine® Assessment

🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.  We first evaluate personal history, current nutrition, activity behaviors, toxic exposures, psychological and emotional factors, in tandem genetics.  We then can offer Functional Medicine Treatments in conjunction with our modern protocols.  Learn More

Functional Medicine Explained

GERD stands for Gastroesophageal reflux disease. This is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. Unfortunately, many people suffer from GERD. GERD can happen on a consistent basis or can appear from time to time. However, in a weight-loss study performed, almost 2/3 of the patients reported GERD relief. Excess weight can cause individuals to have uncomfortable symptoms such as GERD, headaches, joint pain, and is the beginning factor to many underlying health conditions.

Researchers studied 179 patients during their weight-loss intervention. Those who were apart of the weight-loss intervention were placed on a modified diet that restricted them to 1,200-1,5000 calories per day. In addition to this the patients were instructed to exercise for 15-60 minutes for a total of 5 days a week, ensuring they expended 2,000 calories week.

In order to properly track progress and symptom relief, subjects completed a GERD questionnaire before they began and again six months into the program.

Before this study began, participants averaged a bodyweight of 222lbs with a body mass index of around 35.  After six months of weight loss intervention, 98% of participants had reported an average weight loss of 28 lbs. In addition to this, GERD was reduced to 17%. However, one of the best results of the intervention was 66% of participants reported complete resolution of GERD symptoms.

The results showed that women had significant GERD reduction after losing 5% of body weight while males did not report symptom relief until around 10% of body weight was lost.

GERD is one of the most common symptoms we see our patients reporting. It is important to take into consideration all factors that contribute to GERD and determine the underlying condition. Focusing on an all-natural approach to repair the body shows great results and often time includes some amount of weight loss or inducing an exercise protocol. – Kenna Vaughn, Senior Health Coach 


Singh M, et al “Weight loss can lead to complete resolution of GERD symptoms: A prospective study” DDW 2010; Abstract 937.

Fiore, Kristina. “DDW: Resolve GERD by Losing Weight.”, 2010,

Recent Posts

Optimal Nerve Energy Circulation/Communication with Chiropractic

The body's functionality, circulation, and communication are significantly affected by the health of the nervous… Read More

January 15, 2021

Muscle Wasting Assessment

Muscle wasting is a prevalent finding in multiple chronic diseases, and it affects almost 70%… Read More

January 15, 2021

Support Full Body Detox With Chiropractic

If dealing with chronic disease, condition, or just poor overall health, detox support combined with… Read More

January 14, 2021

Methylcobalamin Effects and Diabetic Neuropathy

Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12 and has been used as a therapeutic… Read More

January 14, 2021

The Atlas Vertebra Key To Maintaining Head Balance And Alignment

The Atlas vertebra is named for the mythological figure who held the world on their… Read More

January 13, 2021

Strengthening The Core Muscles For Back Pain Relief

The core and the muscles involved are a group of muscles that wrap around the… Read More

January 13, 2021

Injury, Trauma & Spinal Rehabilitation Specialist

Online History & Registration 🔘
Call us Today 🔘