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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Am I hypothyroid? How do I know if I have have hypothyroidism? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gFRqQvO_wE&t=2s In this post I am going to answer your question of “am I hypothyroid, or do I have some degree of hypothyroidism?” If you stick around to the end of ... Read More about Am I hypothyroid? Why doesn’t my doctor know?