The Best Lab Test for You

After 20 years, I have wondered if I should change my practice name to: “The Best Lab Test for You.” I bring this up because so many doctors who are alternative, or moving from medical to alternative, have a lot of misinformation on the validity and application of blood tests. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve […]


Newsletter—January 2020

Happy New Year from New Leaf Health & Wellness! It seems like every January our office conversations start with, “Dr. Trites, I was “bad” over the holidays.” Just to be clear, I’m not certified in clergy and cannot forgive what you may or may not have done during the holidays. There’s really no need to […]


Educating a Farmer

A patient recently came into my office for erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, multiple joint pains, and a 6.0 on his hemoglobin A1C, meaning he is heading toward Type II diabetes. Over the years, I’ve seen and treated my share of farmers. Farmers work under harsh conditions, their eating habits are whatever is […]


Bone Density & Osteoporosis

Did you know there are over 1.5 million fractures per year due to osteoporosis? In the traditional sense, most physicians use a bone density test. The caveat is this only offers a static result and shows the bone that has been lost. What about the rate of bone loss? What else must be considered if […]


My Approach is Different

Unlike most chiropractors, I do not “pop” or “crack.” Why? This method is 150 years old and is antiquated in its way of diagnosing/treating conditions and achieving pain relief. Second, it’s important to understand that muscles move the bones and have 135 known factors for failure. Whereas the bones only have two factors, inefficient muscles, […]


What I Do

I Help People Find Relief from Pain and Suffering

What I do is help people relieve pain and suffering. I’m licensed as a Doctor of Chiropractic, conservative care. The medical world is crisis care. If you don’t fit the medical profile, there’s not much for the medical world to do to help you. For instance, laboratory values are all or none. If a lab […]


Dr. Trites’ Story

A little about me.

When I went to school the first time I knew I was going to do something health related to enhance human longevity. At first, with several degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy and Physiology, I felt I would be best served in clinical research. It was hard to hear, but without a […]



Identifying Fatigue and it's Treatment

When it comes to identifying fatigue, chronic fatigue, and its part in your body and brain function, our office may do a little more than conventional doctors and traditional brain experts. Here’s why. Not everyone is wired, as illustrated in a textbook, and not every case is simplified as we read in the literature. Each […]


Raising Healthy Kids

Kids don’t come with an owner’s guide. We blend holistic healing with functional medicine and traditional chiropractic to help your kids be as healthy as possible. As a parent, you make decisions every day that affect the health and happiness of your children. Unfortunately, kids don’t come with an owner’s manual and ensuring sure they […]


Is Your Wireless Router Putting you in Danger?

The debate surrounding the relative dangers of electromagnetic radiation has raged on for years. As technology has become more and more advanced, and more electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are created, the fact that electromagnetic radiation can be harmful cannot be ignored. Wireless routers, one of the most convenient products in homes across the world, can […]


Fuel Your Mind & Body

10 Foods Your Body will Love

One of the most important powers a person possesses is the power of choice. How we choose the food that fuels our body truly shapes overall health. Here are 10 great food choices that will make a positive impact on your brain and body function. Fatty fish is a rich source of omega-3s, a major […]

thank you, Dr. Trites

Thank You, Dr. Trites!

A thank-you note from an actual patient.

My story.   When I think of the past few years of my life, what comes to mind now is that I feel healthy and happy. I have the normal aches and pains of an active, working woman, but I’m extremely thankful to feel normal aches because it means I’ve been using my body to […]

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Alzheimer’s: Why is the Brain Deteriorating?

Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other cognitive disorders are on the rise. Our lifestyle, exposure to environmental chemicals and toxins, and especially the foods we eat can all play a role in the escalation of brain deterioration. We’d like to thank Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S., of Functional Medicine University, for sharing this article. After considerable research, […]


Leaky Gut: Can This Be Destroying Your Health?

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society and accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. In LGS, the epithelium on the villi of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to […]


The Role of Genetic Testing

Evaluating the Main Genes Supporting the Major Functions of Life.

The Role of Genetic Testing Why do we run genetic tests? The purpose of genetic tests is to evaluate the main genes supporting the major functions of life, and if necessary, recommend nutritional options that have been researched to support these genes. For pathological diseases such as breast cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, and ER2 genes are […]


The Fat Hormone

How Effective are You at Burning Belly Fat?

Leptin, a recently discovered hormone, regulates body weight by suppressing food intake and/or increasing energy expenditure. Leptin is a very powerful and influential hormone produced by fat cells. Science has discovered that leptin is the most powerful metabolic regulator that tells your brain whether you should be hungry, eat and make more fat. Basically, leptin […]


Have a Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Disease?

This article is vital for management and function.

There are multiple ways to address autoimmune conditions including leaky gut syndrome. Mainstream medical processes consist of medications, management with no true long-term solution other than dosage increases. For most people with autoimmune conditions or, those who think they may have one, this is not your only choice. Individuals whose tissues are irreversibly destroyed by […]

Pills on Blue

Why you should never buy supplements on Amazon or EBAY.

An article summary of former FDA Special Agent Gary Collins.

Often it is cheaper to find a supplement and then go search out a better deal online. Why not? It’s human nature not to overpay. However, for the minute amount of money you save there is enough evidence to prove it isn’t worth risking your health when making that decision. Gary Collins, a former FDA […]