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
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue in Females
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue in females are different from those in males. In many ways, the presentation between the two sexes overlaps. This blog will show you the ways in which a female may develop, and thus heal from, adrenal fatigue differently. But first, let’s discuss ... Read More about Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue in Females
Is Your Alternative Medicine Provider the Best?
Are you getting the best in alternative medicine? I know that this post is going to rankle some, but hear me out. As a MD who has cared for thousands using Functional Medicine principles for more than a decade, I have seen the pain patients experience when they have entrusted ... Read More about Is Your Alternative Medicine Provider the Best?
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?
Nutritional Supplements: Benefit or Risk?
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 Making of a Functional Medicine Doctor
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
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?
Pregnenolone: Do We Need to be Taking it?
So many people taking pregnenolone! I posted recently that I personally didn’t use it in my patient population because I didn’t feel that there was good research in humans to support its use. So I thought I would return to the literature to see if this still held true. I’ll ... Read More about Pregnenolone: Do We Need to be Taking it?
Why your TSH normal range isn’t normal
Have you been told that your TSH is normal when you know that it's really not normal? I'm guessing that the picture looks something like this: You went to your doctor's office with legitimate complaints. You may have been struggling with weight gain, fatigue, cognitive changes, ... Read More about Why your TSH normal range isn’t normal