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Take Control Over Your Anxiety!

Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the US with over 40 million people over the age of 18 suffering from some form of it today. That is 18.1% of the population! Of all those suffering, only 36% of them are getting treatment for it. Why do so few people seek treatment? There are many reasons including the stigma of mental illness, access to health care, and

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How to Protect Your Gut When Taking Antibiotics is the Right Choice

It should not come as a surprise that as a practitioner of Integrative and Functional medicine I feel that antibiotics are grossly over prescribed in the United States.  It may or may not be a surprise to hear that I think the overuse of antibiotics is a major contributor to

What’s Better? Paleo or Vegetarian? Why Not The Best of Both Worlds!

As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy. As a doctor that practices integrative and functional medicine, it is my job to make sure diet and lifestyle modification is the foundation on which we achieve optimal health. We now know

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6 Ways to Stay Mindful and Merry This Holiday

We all walk in to the holidays wide-eyed and excited but sometimes come out with our nerves shot and a promise to run away

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Superfood Hot Chocolate

Do you love hot chocolate but not the idea of drinking sugar? Check out this recipe for an inflammation kicking cup of goodness.

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Do You Want An Iron Clad Immune System this Winter? Here’s How

Cold and flu season is upon us and this is only one of the hundreds of reasons that immune function should always be at the top of your list of health priorities. With our busy lives who has the time to get sick these days? Your daily habits, such as the foods you eat and your exercise and sleep routines, have a significant effect on your immune function. And even if you are

Depression and Functional Medicine: A Harmonious Combination

I just wrapped up an amazing weekend of lectures at the Institute for Functional Medicine “Energy” conference and one of the more interesting lectures was on a Functional Medicine approach to depression by Dr. Rich Panico. Did you know that depression is predicted to be the second largest

Do You Want To Be Disease Proof?

I was listening to a lecture on my way in to work today about natural ways to prevent cancer. During this lecture the presenter talked about the top 5 factors that influence cancer risk including 1. chronic inflammation 2. hormonal imbalance (mostly stress hormones, not sex hormones)

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The Cooking Oil Cunundrum

One question I get quite often is what oil is best to cook with and for the longest time my answer was always extra-virgin olive oil. After all, it’s high in polyphenols which are very healthy compounds for your body and it is high in heart healthy monounsaturated fats. However,

The Connection Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s

There are many things that contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease including genetics, social isolation, head trauma, smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, obesity and even some prescription medications. The fact that there are so many things that contribute to Alzheimer’s is why I am not optimistic there will ever be one single drug that will cure the disease. However, out of all chronic medical conditions

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