Too often in natural health, we jump on the latest supplement trend diet, fad, or guru, and give it a whirl. But too often we fail to understand our physiology works from an ancestral perspective. To begin with, humans are remarkably well built for survival, and historically ... Read More about The Cause of all Disease: Simplified
Toxins: A Practical Review
Toxins are substances that are harmful to the human body, and can be found in a variety of places, including food, water, air, and everyday products. They can enter the body through ingestion, inhalation, and absorption through the skin, and can lead to a range of health ... Read More about Toxins: A Practical Review
Breathe Deeply: Why Breath Drives All Health
One of the most fundamental steps to all health and wellness is in learning how to breathe, and then actually doing it. It is such a basic practice, and so easily overlooked. Breathing not only allows us to deliver oxygen, our most important nutrient, to our cells. It also ... Read More about Breathe Deeply: Why Breath Drives All Health
Precision Medicine: the Future of Medicine
Precision medicine, the future of medicine, starts here. And I am super-excited to share this! I have been using this systematic approach with my patients for a decade. People get better. They turn around so many conditions. And the most exciting thing is that you don’t need ... Read More about Precision Medicine: the Future of Medicine
Nutrition and Diet: Are They the Same?
Nutrition and diet are a crucial aspect to consider for those suffering from adrenal insufficiency. The recommendations in this post will be sure to help you on your path to recovery. Understanding our relationship with food, calories, and the way that they are taken into our ... Read More about Nutrition and Diet: Are They the Same?
Why Modern Medicine Needs Functional Medicine
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
The Art of Lab Testing
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
Estrogen Detoxification for Hormonal Health
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
Supplement Wisely: Four Important Factors
If you want to supplement wisely, ask yourself this question. Are your supplements helping you or hurting you? I read a Facebook post today that presented that question, and wanted to weigh in. To begin with, all of our supplements should be supplemental. This means that their ... Read More about Supplement Wisely: Four Important Factors
Are Toxins Causing Your Fatigue?
How often do people consider exposure to toxins as a part of their fatigue? I had a patient come in once with his wife. He was probably 60, and after questioning him, I discovered that he worked in a high tech manufacturing plant. He painted tactical weapons (they were making ... Read More about Are Toxins Causing Your Fatigue?