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. 

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. 

hormone

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.

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.

fake supplement

The Fake Supplement Issue No One Is Talking About – Beware of Amazon

The problem is so out of control it’s crushing small businesses and leaving customers with imitation products. I see this as a pervasive problem that is hurting numerous people. As a doctor, what comes to mind when I hear all of this is the growing issue of fake supplements.

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.

Oxytocin...It's Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin…It’s Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex!  The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus.  The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…