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 [...]

Nicotine: The Common Denominator in Disease

Hello, this is Doctor Keith Snead, your favorite functional medicine doctor in Nashville. Did you know that many of the diseases people face today are caused by nicotine? It’s true, not only can a person develop lung cancer from smoking, but also heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, insomnia, and many other problems, many of which can [...]

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 [...]