Dr. Shannon Weeks

Do Vegans Get Heart Disease?

    I've hear this question more than once from patients and acquaintances and the short answer is yes, vegans get heart disease. Heart disease is an equal opportunity afflicter and vegans

Give Me Fever

“Give me a fever, and I can cure any disease.” Hippocrates “When a treatment is ineffective, its risks — if not zero — always will exceed its benefits.”  Dr. Michael Shannon, 
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The Mighty Demodex

I was researching rosacea and acne treatments recently, and I came across some very compelling research done mostly in China by Dr. Zhao Zhongzhou, linking rosacea and acne to a

What Happened To Our Food?

Thirteen years ago I visited a doctor who told me for the first time that I was sensitive to wheat and dairy, and that I should also avoid soy, corn,
Dr. Shannon Weeks

Platelet Rich Plasma in Portland

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been getting a lot of attention recently. Many professional including Tiger Woods, Minesota Twin's All Star Pitcher Joe Nathan, Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and
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Have You Got ICV?

  Have you ever awakened with a headache for no reason at all? Do you have dark circles under your eyes or ringing in your ears? Do you suffer from bursitis

The Devil in the Fructose

I recently saw a fantastic lecture titled, “Sugar: The Bitter Truth” given by Dr. Robert Lustig professor of pediatrics at UCSF. I will try to summarize the basic points here but,
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Got Illness?

Where to begin in discussing milk and dairy products?  This is a category of food (along with sugar and wheat) that I strongly suggest to my patients that they avoid