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A Functional Medicine Approach to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to reevaluate so much of our lives, to focus on those we love, and what is important.  As an act of self-preservation and as an act of service to our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and fellow Americans it is imperative that we now, more than ever, focus on our personal health […]Read More…

High Blood Pressure: The Silent Killer

High blood pressure—medically known as hypertension—affects about 30 percent of adults. If untreated, it increases your risks for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and dementia. Often the cause of high blood pressure is due to many factors, including a combination of diet and lifestyle factors. In his book What Your Doctor Might Not Tell You […]Read More…

Preventing, Treating & Reversing Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the number 1 killer in America. It is also preventable. We all have someone close to us dealing with cardiovascular disease. Whether it is high blood pressure, clogged arteries, or maybe they had a heart attack, we all know someone. The answer to heart disease is simple: stop doing the things that […]Read More…

The Enemy Creating Chronic Disease

Many people understand that food allergies can be life threatening events, like someone eating a peanut and having an anaphylactic reaction. Severe food allergies are scary. However, these types of allergies are relatively rare. More commonly people have what is known as a food sensitivity. Food sensitivities are low-grade reactions to a food, for example […]Read More…

Hypothyroidism: An Undiagnosed Epidemic

Hypothyroidism, the name for the production of too little thyroid hormone, is a vastly under-diagnosed health problem in this country. Why is it so difficult to diagnose and treat low thyroid function? The main reason is that the symptoms are not very specific and are often present for many reasons besides thyroid disorders. Look at […]Read More…

The Dangers of Acetaminophen

We recently discussed the problems with ibuprofen, which had many people thinking they would just reach for acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, instead. However, before you do so, it’s important to note that acetaminophen has its own problems. Acetaminophen is an OTC analgesic consumed in the United States in massive quantities. Each week, approximately 23 percent […]Read More…

What To Eat Before, During and After Pregnancy

Research is clear that consuming the Standard American Diet isn’t a recipe for giving birth to a healthy baby who grows into a healthy adult. Eating like our ancestors did, however, is. While there isn’t one optimal human diet, we’re genetically adapted to eat whole, nutrient-dense plant and animal foods. An ancestral diet rich in […]Read More…

The Truth About Ibuprofen

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are among the most commonly used drugs worldwide, with 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter doses sold annually in the United States. However, ibuprofen’s popularity belies its high potential for adverse effects, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hepatic, kidney, and neonatal health complications. It carries cardiovascular risks. The cardiovascular risks of […]Read More…

Reversing Diabesity

In last month’s article we discussed diabesity, which currently affects 50% of Americans. Diabesity is a continuum of disease from insulin sensitivity to full-blown diabetes. While conventional medicine focuses on treating the symptoms of diabesity, the fact is that diabesity can actually be reversed by simply eliminating the things that are sending a person’s biology […]Read More…

The Silent Killer Affecting 50% of Americans

One out of every two of you have a deadly disease that’s making you fat and sick and will kill you and 90% of you don’t even know you have it. What’s worse is that your doctor isn’t trained how to find it and they’re not even looking for it. This problem will cost our […]Read More…