What comes to mind when you think of ways to be proactive about your health? If things like a healthy diet, exercise, and getting plenty of sleep pop into your head, you’re certainly not wrong. But there’s one often overlooked step that, as a Functional Medicine Doctor, I always recommend as one of the most…
Making the decision to grow your family and plan for a baby is no doubt an incredibly exciting season of life. But there’s a sneaky, often-overlooked factor that can make trying to conceive an uphill battle and even have potentially harmful effects on your growing baby. This stealthy, often-overlooked factor I’m referring to is a…
Today we’re going to look at exactly what EMFs are, how they exert their health-harming effects, why our children (and pets) are particularly vulnerable, and most importantly – what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Let’s dive in.
Today we’re going to explore exactly what functional medicine and integrative medicine are, the differences and commonalities between the two, and how to choose which is right for you.
Today we’re going to dive into exactly what microplastics are, what threat they might pose to human health, and most importantly – what you can do to protect yourself.
What do batteries, an old can of paint, and a box of firearm ammunition all have in common? All of these things could potentially be harboring a dangerous toxin – a heavy metal known as lead. But these aren’t the only places this malevolent metal might be lurking. Today we’re going to dive into exactly…
Today we’re going to dive into exactly what BPA is, where it’s found, and why it’s such a threat to you and your family’s health. And most importantly, we’ll cover exactly how you can protect yourself from this calamitous compound.
Today we’re going to dive into exactly what aluminum does to your body, where this insidious element might be lurking, and most importantly – how you can protect yourself from its toxic effects.
Just about everyone has experienced a breakout before. When those painful, pesky, and just plain unpleasant pimples pop up it always seems to be at the worst time. But when these aggravating break-outs begin happening on a regular basis, or even worse, simply stay put – you may be experiencing hormonal acne. Today, we’re going…
Shedding hair is a normal part of everyday life. But if you begin noticing the part in your hair is widening, a bald spot is appearing, or you’re losing significantly more strands than normal, it can be worrisome – especially as a woman. Today, we’re going to dive into some of the potential underlying causes…
Recently, more research has been published that may bring us a little closer to identifying the culprit responsible for causing chronic fatigue syndrome – the vagus nerve. Let’s take a look at the fascinating research behind how the vagus nerve can cause chronic fatigue – and how it might just be the answer to beating this complicated disorder.
We’ve all heard some version of the phrase “Love heals all wounds”. And while this line might sound a little corny, there’s actually more truth to that statement than you might think. As it turns out, love really does have the power to heal us from the inside out.
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.
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.
Guest Blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca “I don’t feel like myself.” I hear this often in my practice among women struggling with hormone imbalance. They’re suffering wild mood swings: Irritable and snappy in the morning, depressed when the workday ends, and then anxious as bedtime approaches. Happiness rarely comes, and they can’t recall the last…
Estrogen dominance is at an all time high across the globe. Though there are many theories as to why, it’s likely a complex combination of factors including everything from the food that we eat, to the increase in xenoestrogens in our products, and even glyphosate – the ubiquitous Monsanto herbicide that’s recently come under fire.
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.
“Adrenal fatigue” is a term that’s been popularized by the health and wellness media – hey, even I’ve used it years ago. But I think it’s time to set the record straight and really dig into what’s going on.
Take a stroll down any big-box store supplement aisle or hop online to update your supplement regimen and you’re bombarded with countless different brands – all claiming to be the best.
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.