Climate Change Series Part 1 – Planetary Health Equals Personal Health

As most of us go about our daily lives, climate change and planetary health may seem relatively removed. Yet all it takes is a few dots to connect our individual lives with the bigger environmental picture. In this Part 1 of our 2-part Climate Change series, we’ll shine the light on 8 very real points of health impact that will affect you and those you love.

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Vaccination Prep for Children – What to Know

Parents often reach out to us with questions on vaccination, particularly around how best to prepare for them. Our goal in this article is to arm you with strategies you can use to lower the risk of adverse effects to your child. Please note: This article is not intended to offer a recommendation about whether…

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Allergies – Why Our Approach to Hygiene has Been so Wrong

What if we said that our understanding of what clean and dirty needs to be turned upside down? What could that possibly have to do with allergic diseases? Our Nutrition Programs Director, Romilly Hodges, explains why. For readers who would like more support with managing hay fever or other allergic conditions, consider my Seasonal Allergy…

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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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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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