Estrogen Progesterone

Estrogen, Progesterone, And Women’s Cardiovascular Health: The Important Connection

What comes to mind when you hear the terms estrogen and progesterone? For many, these hormones immediately conjure thoughts of their roles in reproductive health and the menstrual cycle. However, the influence of these mighty hormones extends far beyond reproductive health. They also play a pivotal role in another important aspect of women’s well-being –…

Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Key To Protecting Cardiovascular Health After Menopause?

Menopause is often referred to as “the change of life” due to its transformative nature – marking a significant change in a woman’s life. As women transition through menopause, they face a myriad of changes – not only in their bodies but also in their health concerns. Among the most significant and often overlooked considerations…

Lab Tests

15 Essential Lab Tests Everyone Should Consider by the Time They’re 30

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…

How Much Do Toxins Really Affect Your Fertility and Your Growing Baby?

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…

vagus nerve

Is the Vagus Nerve the Secret to Beating Chronic Fatigue?

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. 


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. 


Yes, Your Hormones Can Mess with Your Mood. Here’s How to Fix That

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

How to Reverse Estrogen Dominance Naturally – Detox, Food, & Supplements

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.


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.