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Steve Levitt Medical Doctor

Specialty: General Medicine
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Hello, my name is Steve Levitt and welcome to my blog. I'm a psychiatrist with 30 years of experience conducting research on temporomandibular disorders (sometimes called "TMD" or "TMJ") and chronic pain. Prior to getting my MD, my PhD research involved the molecular... Full Bio
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Jan 23 2010 by Karen

Hello Steve,

I would like to share some information with you regarding whole food nutrition and whole food supplement verses vitamins.  Studies show 85% of degenerative disease could be prevented by diet alone.  We are in a health crisis and I believe if we would consider diet and whole food we could begin to turn our health around.  email me at 


Feb 21 2009 by unicorn8
Everytime my husband has ameal afterwards his stomach is bloated and he says it hurts or is uncomfrtable. What can cause this. He thinks it is meats can this be true?
Sep 20 2008 by Clueless C.

I have had chronic TMJ for most of my life and I am 43 now.  It started from Junior high school or before.  I had to cut up foods like apples in order to eat them, sandwiches were difficult, twice my jaw locked open at the dentist. 

About five years ago, I started to have repressed memories of severe trauma and child abuse surface.  Once I started talking, it went away almost completely.  I just have a little "stretching" sound, but no pain.  My dentist is amazed.  This also happened with my chronic skin and allergy problems.


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