7 Natural Ways to Boost Your Immune System I bet that you’re already doing a lot of things to protect your health.  You wash your hands, wear a mask, order take-out and stay six feet from others as we navigate this new normal.   But what about protecting your health from the inside out?   Between [...]

By |2021-02-04T18:23:24+00:00February 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coronavirus COVID-19 Info

Dr. Kendrick talks about why we should be doing nasal swabs to test for COVID 19 instead of blood tests.  Hello Ark Family Health members!We hope that you are all staying positive and healthy during these difficult times. We wanted to send out an update with some temporary changes in our office policies as [...]

By |2020-07-16T17:16:00+00:00March 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about carbs, protein and fat.

There's a lot of information out there. Over 600,000 scientific articles and books published last year about nutrition.  I stayed up late last night to make sure I had read them all. And that's just the stuff that has science to back it up. Millions of articles, YouTube videos and books are written based [...]

By |2019-02-13T18:57:39+00:00February 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“I’m trying to lose 5-10 pounds”

Lots of women (and a few men) ask me about losing weight.  There are some confusing messages out there and I think a lot of people can relate to this email that a patient sent me.  She said it was OK if I shared it with everyone.  I'm going to call her Annie (unless she [...]

By |2019-01-24T23:32:06+00:00January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mobile Health and Telehealth

Mobile Health In Phoenix Many people think mobile health and telehealth is just about convenience.  We've found that it means a lot more than that to our patients.  Perhaps the most important ingredient in the doctor and patient relationship is trust.  When I take time to have a virtual visit with a patient, [...]

By |2018-06-05T21:09:55+00:00June 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pros and Cons of Whole30

Many patients ask me about Whole30 and as someone who has been through the program myself and a physician this is what I tell them. Pros: The biggest pro of Whole30 is the emphasis on whole unprocessed food.  The link between processed food and cancer and other disease is well documented. (reference) Learning how to [...]

By |2018-06-02T00:18:00+00:00June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis – What’s after steroid injections?

In response to the question about how soon you can do another steroid injection, there is no clear answer in the literature that I can find. Everyone recognizes the risks of tendon rupture and fat pad atrophy with repeated injections but nobody seems to have studied how many might be too many. I have used [...]

By |2018-02-22T19:06:50+00:00August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lifestyle Medicine

What is it? As defined by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine it is the, “evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life.” The most deadly and crippling disease processes seen today certainly have a genetic component, but research strongly suggests many diseases [...]

By |2018-02-22T19:06:50+00:00July 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Colonoscopy vs. FOBT

Why do we all need a colonoscopy at age 50? Is there anything else I can do? Have you ever had this question before? I know I have. We at Ark Family Health want to keep you informed as to why testing is recommended, what options are available to you and how we can [...]

By |2018-02-22T19:06:51+00:00January 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments