Since Dr. Mark Hyman opened up the Functional Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, we are hearing a lot about Functional Medicine. Many of my patients want to know the difference between traditional medicine and functional medicine. Here are some of the principles from the Institute of Functi... Read More
Your gut is key in supporting important bodily functions. It breaks down the foods you eat, absorbs nutrients and promotes energy production, hormone balance and more. But in order for your gut to function properly, your ‘gut flora,’ or bacterial makeup within you... Read More
Following “proper” nutrition means fueling your body the right way with the right materials. For humans, that means fueling up on the right foods. Nutrients from the foods we cons... Read More
Got acne, eczema or psoriasis? Many teenagers suffer from acne eczema and psoriasis; however, a significant number of adults complain about this as well. Acne is the most common skin condition and affects 85% of people at some point in life. All 3 conditions can have many causes and it tends to occu... Read More
Did you know that sun exposure is actually good for you? Our skin takes in the sun and our body makes vitamin D, a vital nutrient for healthy bones and teeth. But there is such a thing as having too
Allergies can be a real nuisance in the spring and summertime when all you’d like to do is shake off the winter cobwebs and enjoy the warm, sunny climate. Runny noses, sneezing, cramping and itchy, teary eyes are just a few of the discomforts that plague seasonal al... Read More
Autoimmune disorders, allergies, asthma and obesity are on the rise. Commonly used household products contain chemicals that play a role in these and other illnesses. Chemicals disrupt our hormones and immune system making you sick, fat and tired.. When the immune system gets turned on, it increases... Read More
One of the hardest things about being on a diet is sticking to the straight and narrow and battling those intense junk food urges. From fast food to candy bars, processed, sugary foods are around every corner and are almost too accessible when your toughest cravings strike. It’s important to fend ... Read More
Do you experience frequent fatigue? Unexplainable weight gain, anxiety, low sex drive or mood swings? All of these symptoms could be signs of a hormonal imbalance. Hormones are chemicals in the body that flow through your bloodstream and tell you organs what to do. They’re essential to our over... Read More
Do you want to live longer and also live healthier? The quality of your life is as important as the quantity or length. Jules Renard said, “It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old” Besides food, what will make the difference in how you age and how you feel no matter what your age are ... Read More