With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the
When you consume an unhealthy diet, toxins enter the body and over time cause damage. Days, weeks, months and years of eating toxic foods can cause the damage to become severe, destroying your intestinal lining and causing leaky gut, which leaves you susceptible to dangerous inflammation, unwanted fat-storage and disease, including diabetes,
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a mysterious disorder, the underlying causes of which are not very clearly understood. Unfortunately, it is quite common, especially among women aged 20 to 50. Individuals affected by the disease experience long-term, widespread pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues. The condition has been
Many of my patients suffer from some type of autoimmune illness. These are conditions in which the body generates an immune attack directed at our own cells or organs. If the body attacks the thyroid we call it Hashimoto’s or Grave’s Disease; if the joints it is Rheumatoid Arthritis; If the intestine
Everyone is seeking the Fountain of Youth. In the last ten years, plastic surgery volume has increased nearly 60 percent. Of course, you do not have to go under the knife to add years to your life or diminsh the appearance of aging – simple changes to your lifestyle can ensure you
In the new age of functional medicine, patients are still confused by the approach I take as I evaluate their complaints of peri menopause. Most female patients in their 40′s have an imbalance in progesterone and estrogen and this leads to symptoms of agitation, sleep disturbance, brain chatter, anxiety, mood swings. As
In today’s technological environment, advances have become unbelievable in wireless technology. Although wireless technology is convenient, there are associated health issues that we need to be made aware of. Wireless technology results in electromagnetic force(EMF) which has a direct effect upon our body and our health. With the ever-increasing electronic world combined
With the holidays quickly approaching; our minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of eagerness to join our family and friends in celebration of the events to come. But along with the excitement we are often exposed to high levels of stress. In the plans that we have to make,
The practice of metabolic medicine involves the optimization of metabolic pathways to allow our body to function at its maximum performance. Among many other things, this requires the adequate supportive nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. Since our intestinal system is the gateway which allows nutrition into our
Did you know that there is a link between low testosterone cardiovascular disease? In looking at coronary risk factors as reported in cell biology and vascular biochemistry and 2011, testosterone deficiency has been reported as a significant risk factor. Sub-optimal testosterone increases the risk of hypertension, obesity, insulin insensitivity, and diabetes. Multiple
Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart
One of the foundations of good health is a properly functioning Gastrointestinal (GI) System. Your GI System is the gateway for almost everything that enters your body. It breaks down your food into nutrients, so you can absorb and use them for the billions of chemical reactions that take place in your body.
According to an article published on WorldHealth.net, yoga can help women and men decrease inflammation and in turn significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, type-II diabetes, arthritis and other inflammatory-related health challenges brought on by aging.
A recent article in the NY Times follows the “Vigor Quest” of baby boomer, John Bellizzi (51), retracing his journey through the male menopause known as andropause and discussing how integrative and functional medicine helped him get his edge back and regain control of his health.