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A Merry Heart Does Good Like a Medicine

Stress is a killer, but laughter is good medicine. I’m Doctor Keith Snead, and today I would like to speak to my friends in Nashville about the importance of having a good laugh. It has been said that laughter is like internal jogging. It gives your muscles and organs some good exercise. When you laugh, [...]

Causes of Constipation: Part Three

Hi, this is Doctor Keith Snead, your friendly functional medicine doctor from Nashville. Today, I want to conclude our three-part series on the common causes of constipation. Interestingly enough, many medications that people take may increase their risk for constipation. Among the greatest culprits are aspirins and anti-depressants. Even antacid tablets may make you more [...]

Causes of Constipation: Part Two

This is Doctor Keith Snead, a practitioner of integrative medicine in Nashville. In today’s blog, we are examining another common cause of constipation: the lack of sufficient fiber. Perhaps you run from eating green leafy vegetables and make jokes about such items being “rabbit food.” While it may seem humorous at the time, neglecting foods [...]