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
Do Adrenal Glands Fatigue? Are Your Kidneys Sluggish?
The adrenal glands. Do they fatigue? There are dozens of Facebook groups dedicated to adrenal fatigue. But is this an accurate way to describe the adrenal function and what happens to the body when they don't function well? Are we missing the forest for the trees when it comes ... Read More about Do Adrenal Glands Fatigue? Are Your Kidneys Sluggish?
Dietary Supplements: Quality Counts!
All dietary supplements are not created equal. What you see here a screenshot from my favorite supplement manufacturer, Thorne labs. I have toured their facility and was impressed by the quality control, cleanliness, and attention to detail. I have also used Thorne products ... Read More about Dietary Supplements: Quality Counts!
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
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?
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 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
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