As FxMed docs, we’re committed to working with the body’s own capacity for health. Dr. Josh Mitteldorf offers a contrarian strategy, one which he says is grounded in a new breed of evolutionary medicine. He tells us that diseases of old age are qualitatively different from the diseases we get when we’re younger, different because in old age, our bodies are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Aging, says Josh, is the body deliberately destroying itself (for the sake of the population), via inflammation and apoptosis and autoimmune diseases. In this interview, Josh and I find common ground talking about hormesis. In Josh’s theory, the fact that the body lives longer when stressed (e.g. caloric restriction) is proof that the body isn’t trying its hardest to stay young when it’s not stressed.
Alcohol often plays a part in many people’s health journey. Sure, when abused it can be detrimental to health. However, can social drinking actually have some benefit or protective effect in preserving brain health?
CBD is a hot-topic nutraceutical! But can it really help with cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease? Where does it fit in a full Functional Medicine approach? Sort fact from fiction with Dr. Litwin and Lara Zakaria, our Nutrition Team Manager, in this short, informational video. Full transcript below… For more help with cognitive decline, visit…
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…
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.
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,
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…
Episode 52: The History and Future of Promoting Gut Health from International Expert, Dr. Jason Hawrelak
I’m thrilled to sit down and discuss all things GI with this amazing scientist, researcher and physician, Dr. Jason Hawrelak. Dr. Hawrelak has devoted his entire life to probiotics and was generous enough to sit down with me on New Frontiers and share what he knows. Take a listen, give us a thumbs up, and share with your colleagues – you’re going to want to hear what he has to say!
In recent years, mast cell diseases have become a hot topic in functional medicine and Dr. Theoharis Theoharides has been at the forefront of the research on mast cells. He was the first to show that mast cells are involved in a wide range of allergic reactions and inflammatory conditions, including allergies, asthma, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, multiple sclerosis.
Today, diabetes and prediabetes are a global epidemic. Estimates suggest that one in three people are diabetic or prediabetic. In this podcast, Dr. Fitzgerald talks to Dr. Mona Morstein, author of Master Your Diabetes, about the key interventions that can help patients prevent, treat, and reverse diabetes.