Functional Medicine for First Responders

I remember the exact moment when thought “Man…I really need a new career”. I was 4 months pregnant and got into a knock down, rolling-in-the-dirt kind of fight. I was at work as a police officer. We got a call from a frantic mom that her 19-year-old son was out of control, punching walls and had just assaulted her.

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Folate – Perils, Possibilities and Practical Advice

Folate is one of the first nutrients you might think of to support methylation, and for important national health initiatives like the prevention of neural tube defects. We have dedicated quite a bit of page-space to this vital nutrient in our work on epigenetic health through the Methylation Diet and Lifestyle,

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Environmental Toxins and Cognitive Decline: 6 Steps to Reduce Your Risk

  This article is part of an ongoing series, where we cover different causes, testing methods, and treatment protocols for Cognitive Decline. Learn more here. Did you miss our presentation? Webinar: Detoxification & Cognitive Decline Risk *the recording is available at no charge, click the link below for free access  Register HERE     Toxins: Understanding the…

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Best of the Year in Functional and Integrative Medicine – 2018

Dear Readers, It is truly our privilege to continue to bring you the latest in Functional Medicine. It is our hope that through our clinical experience and science-based research and education, we can help change the landscape for patient care for the better. As we look back over the wealth of content we have shared this…

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Our Team’s Favorite Kitchen Tools

If you’re looking for a great gift idea for your loved ones, check out this round up of our team’s favorite kitchen tools (see how many times we can say Vitamix, ha ha!). In this list you’ll find ways to help make healthy home cooking easier and more enjoyable. And we love that!

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When Do Fermented Foods Outperform Probiotic Supplements?

Taking a probiotic supplement certainly is convenient for both practitioner and patient; and yes, we use probiotic supplements very regularly in our therapeutic plans for patients. But cultured foods also have their own compelling advantages. Don’t forget about these long-used superfoods!

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How to Reduce the Risk of Tick and Mosquito-Borne Illnesses and Still Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Our Clinical Development Program for Functional Medicine Practitioners recently enjoyed the benefit of two excellent guest lecturers on the topic of tick-borne diseases – Dr. Tom Sult and Mary-Beth Charno APRN-C. Their expert knowledge inspired our nutrition resident, Dorie Passen, to write this important article on how to prevent these illnesses that we so often see as ongoing drivers of chronic symptoms in our patients. Given the meteoric rise in tick-borne illnesses over the last decade-plus, we hope you this information is helpful to you in enjoying a safe and happy outdoors this season (and many more)!

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Consider Nigella Sativa for Asthma and Allergies

I was thrilled that Dr. Gereau not only had some experience using it in her functional otolaryngology practice, but wanted to dive into the literature around allergic disease- a focus at our clinic as well. We will be incorporating Nigella Sativa in conjunction with a full functional approach.

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Heal Your Gut, Boost Your Brain, and Live Longer With Polyphenols

We’ve discussed briefly, the power of polyphenols and their superpowers in improving athletic performance, among many of their many touted benefits. Scientists and docs have noticed people with polyphenol-rich diets generally had better health. Studies have found polyphenols to be good at fighting diseases, and in particular, degenerative diseases.

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The Wonderment of Breast Milk

Mother’s milk may be one of the most important panaceas of all time – a true miracle maker with research showing breast milk helps prevent blindness, necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis, and death in premature infants. Amazing, right?

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