Pollutants

Are Pollutants Causing Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes? The Link Between Persistent Organic Pollutants and Metabolic Syndrome

So, if lack of exercise and unhealthy diet don’t explain the whole story, what does? In this article, we’ll find out why some researchers suggest that exposure to environmental pollutants are a major contributing factor to metabolic syndrome. 

Type 2 Diabetes

Can This Powerful Hormone be the Key to Treating Type 2 Diabetes & More?

If there is one disease I ask my patients to have on their minds, it’s type 2 diabetes. According to the 2017 report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million).1 This means that nearly half of Americans have the disease or its precursor. 

seafood

Seafood: Friend or Foe? Why Seafood is Still Good for You, and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe

If you’re a seafood lover, these headlines along with the already well-known risks of parasites, heavy metals, and chemicals may have you thinking twice before going to a sushi restaurant for date night. So should you stop eating seafood? The simple answer is no, but read on to find out why the benefits of seafood greatly outweigh the risks, and the steps you can take to continue enjoying seafood this summer. 

Testing

Your Ultimate Preventative Testing Guide for Optimal Health! 22 Things to Check When You Turn 30

In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.

doctor

How to Choose a Good Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.

The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol

The Truth About Cholesterol Cholesterol could be described as the smoking gun of the last two decades.   It’s been responsible for demonizing entire categories of foods (like eggs and saturated fats) and blamed for just about every case of heart disease in the last 20 years.  You are probably aware that there are many myths that…