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Why Does Diet Matter More Now?

If you've ever wondered why your diet is impacting your health more nowadays, than it was when you were younger, Dr. Thoma has an explanation for you.

In this video Dr. Thoma shares more about the gut brain connection, how food and crops have changed over time, and how this impacts your health and well being.

Dr. Thoma is a functional health physician in Chesterfield Missouri. To have videos like this delivered directly to your email inbox, register at

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How We Help People with Diabetes Management

Are you diabetic, or pre-diabetic, and looking for how to manage your diabetes, or wondering why you ended up with diabetes to begin with?

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares thoughts on how he helps the diabetes patients he serves including not only changes to their diet, but also a look at the underlying cause for the diabetes, and the right supplements to help them manage their diabetes.

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Dealing With Leaky Gut and Related Issues

If you're having stomach issues and experiencing symptoms like inflammation, digestive issues, or foggy thoughts, you might consider whether or not you have a condition called leaky gut.

In this video, Dr. Thoma explains more about leaky gut, the symptoms, and some easy and effect ways to treat it.

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Why We Do Urinalysis for Weight Loss

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In our office we do urinalysis (UA) for many patients, whether for weight loss, or for other indications. The UA combines ten different tests at once and can give us a lot of information about what is happening in your body.

In this video, Dr. Thoma will review the 10 tests that are included in a UA, and cover the warning signs he looks for. Additionally, he will discuss why those signs are important and what should be treated.

If you have more questions, drop them in the comments, or see Dr. Thoma at his clinic, Total Health Correction, in Chesterfield Missouri by calling 636-207-6600.

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Wondering if You Should Try an Elimination Diet?

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I have a number of patients that come in to me having digestive issues...they're having weight gain, they don't feel good, and we began to talk about doing elimination diets.

Many of you have heard me talk about eliminating the big six, particularly, how well you'll feel if you do, and how to reintroduce them later.

Elimination diets can be a tool that helps us find out the underlying cause for many of our conditions, whether it be anxiety, depression, stomach aches, acid reflux, headaches, or ringing in the ears.

When we do an elimination diet, especially using a retrospective journal, we can find out what's causing your problems, eliminate them from our lifestyle and our diet, and feel good.

If you have questions about elimination diets, call our office, 636-207-6600, to come in for an appointment.

We'll sit down and go over a nutritional plan that will work for you, and help you figure out what's going on in your case.

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Let's talk about eliminating the Big 6.


A lot of times individuals come into my office and they asked me about diet, nutrition, and what they can do to change their health for the better. One of the things that we do is talk about eliminating the Big 6.  

The Big 6 are wheat, corn, soy, dairy, sugar, and peanuts.

Individuals will say, "that's everything that I eat".  Maybe...and that's probably why you're inflamed.

They also ask, "what else is there to eat?"  Well, you basically have all of your vegetables, complex carbs, such as brown rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and beans.  You have all your protein sources, and you have all your fruit sources.

In a general day, you should have your meat, fruit, vegetables, and you can have  complex carbs. When you do this, you're going to lead a healthier, less inflamed life.

The next question people ask me is, "why are the big six inflammatory, why do they cause problems"?

When we take wheat, corn, soy, and peanuts, those are all ones...

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4 Reasons You Might Be Struggling to Lose Weight


I want to talk to you about reasons why you may be struggling to lose weight.

There are four big reasons why individuals struggle lose weight.

The first one is, they're eating too many hidden calories and are getting too many calories in their diet.  

They may know that they are supposed to have 2000 calories in a day, and they look at their meals to determine that's exactly what they're getting. But, they don't realize that they're having that coffee with the extra cream, or having six pieces of candy sitting on the desk.  They're eating those little bitty things all through the day, or having chocolate milk instead of regular milk, or that kind of thing. Those extras will add up to multiple different calories in their day.

I was going over a meal plan the other day, and I saw the individual was getting 24 ounces of chocolate milk in their day. That's 600 calories.  That was one third of the calories that was needed for the entire day. When we take out...

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Why Do Women Under Stress Have a Harder Time Losing Weight than Men?


A lot of times I have men and women come into the office and the women have a harder time losing the weight than the men. This is traditionally how it works out.

If you take us back to our primitive bodies, the men in the old time villages would go out and they would fight off the enemy, the tiger, or that kind of thing. The women were resigned to taking care of the children and the camp.

When the village was under attack, the men would go out and fight, or they would run away. Because of this sympathetic response, or adrenal response, they are not hungry so that they can run away and they can go out and fight. They lose weight, so that they can run faster and fight better.

Women would take the children and go hide in a cave, or hide in the huts with them, and protect them without being able to forage or gain more calories.

So, when the adrenals go up in a man, he tends to lose weight and in a woman, she tends to gain weight.  She will hold on to every ounce of...

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What's the difference between lifestyle and diet?


I have a lot of patients ask me about my diet and the way I live. A lot of times I begin to talk about and hear, "I can't eat that way. I can't do it that way".

The reason is, they're looking for a diet, and really, what I am providing is a lifestyle.  A lifestyle that's going to make you happier and healthier.

For those of you that knew me 10 years ago, you would know that my diet was horrible, and therefore, my lifestyle was horrible.

In the morning, I'd wake up and have six to nine Pop Tarts and a bottle of Mountain Dew.   Mid morning I'd have a Mountain Dew and a banana. For lunch, I'd have two Mountain Dews and six bologna sandwiches with extra cheese and extra Mayo. Mid afternoon, I'd have another Mountain Dew and a banana. Finally, for supper, I have two oven baked pizzas, and two Mountain Dews.

This is how I went six or seven days a week...every week, every year.  And, I didn't feel good. I hurt all over, I gained weight, I was flabby, I...

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You Can't Outrun a Poor Diet

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Dr. Thoma here to talk to you about vegetables.

I know, all the time, I'm talking about water, water, water, water.  That's really the number one thing you can do for your health. The number two thing that you can do for your health is to eat vegetables.

I keep running into individuals, whether they be children, or elderly, that have begun to have problems in their life, because they're not getting vegetables.

You think that you can take a vitamin and overcome that. But the truth is, you get coenzymes and you get nutrients from vegetables that you can't get in any type of vitamin form.

If you're not eating your vegetables, you need to know that you're going to have some kind of health issue related to that. Get your servings of vegetables each day and it will change your life.

You can't outrun a poor diet. 

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