Welcome to the site. My name is Scott Resnick MD, and I have built this site for you. I believe that a life free of depression and anxiety, and the associated fatigue from these struggles, is within your grasp. You can manage your health more naturally, look good, and feel even better. Vast opportunities for health are possible when current science, modern medicine, and nature are blended together. This site will show you how to do it.
My mother is an elderly woman who uses some focused nutritional supplements. I received a distressed call from her recently after she listened to a geriatric specialist describe the “holistic” approach that his clinic was using with their patients. She agreed that a “holistic” ... Read More about Nutritional Supplements: Benefit or Risk?
The practice of "modern" medicine troubles me. I have seen so many people hurt by the cascading use of more and more medications. Yes, it is a way; but it’s not the only way. As a physician who practices a functional medicine, I formerly believed that I was promoting ... Read More about Why Modern Medicine Needs Functional Medicine
I believe that more mainstream MDs could use to think more like functional medicine doctors. They need to bring more modern science and research into their clinical thinking and practice. I formerly believed that I was promoting "alternative" medicine. Now I realize that the ... Read More about The Making of a Functional Medicine Doctor
When I saw this post, I almost wanted to scream. This is so wrong on so many levels. If there's an art of lab testing, this is akin to a kindergarten hand-painting. I’m speaking as a Functional Medicine doc who has dedicated himself to this practice for more than a decade, so ... Read More about The Art of Lab Testing
Thyroid hormone function modulates our metabolism, and is a critical part of our body’s ability to adapt to different environments. Its proper fucntion, and medical management, is essential to all aspects of health. When food is plentiful and stress is low, we can run our engines ... Read More about Thryroid Hormone Function: Management Techniques
We all know that gut health is associated with mental health. Or at least we should all know this. With the extensive amount of research supporting this, it is my belief that one is remiss to be addressing mental health issues without considering the impact of the gut. More ... Read More about Gut Health… From Antidepressants?
May the new year bring hope, optimism for new opportunities, and a brighter future to the world. Covid, politics, climate change and instant connectivity have all made the past few years challenging, and unique in the history of humans. With these ... Read More about A New Paradigm on Mental Health
Are your birth control pills causing your fatigue (and depression, anxiety, insomnia, low libido, weight gain, mood changes, pelvic discomfort…?) This world is filled with women who are unnecessarily suffering from the side effects of their hormonal contraception. The purpose ... Read More about Birth Control Pills and Fatigue.
I have been following posts about hormone replacement therapy in various Facebook groups, and have seen some unsettling comments. As a doctor, I have seen so many cases of women being put on what I believe to be the wrong hormones, at the wrong dosages, and for the wrong ... Read More about Hormone Replacement Therapy in Women
What is estrogen detoxification? So much of “adrenal fatigue” is associated with an estrogen/progesterone imbalance in women. I saw a comment on a post recently asking how to lower an elevated estrogen level, and I thought I’d offer my perspectives. Incidentally, estrogen is ... Read More about Estrogen Detoxification for Hormonal Health