How Meditation Improves Immunity

In my functional medicine practice, I work with a lot of patients who have chronic infections, like yeast overgrowth, Lyme disease, and mold toxicity, that weaken their immune systems through [...]

IV Therapy for Seasonal Allergies

Allergy season is in full bloom in Nashville, with many people suffering the common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, nasal congestion and discharge, and itchy, watery eyes. Why do human bodies [...]

Vitamin C for Bone Health: Is Osteoporosis the New Scurvy?

Scurvy, a condition of vitamin C deficiency that traditionally results in gum disease, skin hemorrhages and anemia, was a common disease of early sailors who spent months at sea without [...]

My Favorite Self-Care Activities

Being a new mom caused a decline in my self-care activities for a while, but now that my son, Elgin, is a toddler, I’m finding more time to focus on myself and incorporate activities that provide [...]

Would You Benefit From IV Therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is becoming more popular as people realize the profound and quickly achievable health gains that can occur after even a single treatment. Whether you are healing from an [...]

Intermittent Fasting for Health and Longevity

Next time you feel hungry, think about how long it has been since you last ate. Do you need to eat for nutrition, or do you mainly want to satisfy a craving? Could going longer between meals or [...]

4 Health Benefits of Miso in Your Diet

Miso is one of my favorite medicinal superfoods, and I prescribe it for most of my patients. The taste, versatility, and simplicity of this ancient Japanese culinary staple will always have a [...]

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7 Causes of Bloating

Abdominal bloating is one of the most common complaints that I hear from my patients who suffer from gastrointestinal issues. It can be due to a number of different reasons, and, by asking the [...]

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Probiotics in Foods and Supplements: Should You Take Them?

What if I told you that 2–4 pounds of your body weight isn’t you, but rather the micro-organisms that live on and inside of you(1)? Trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi inhabit your [...]

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How Your Microbiome Affects Your Health

Most of your immune system, roughly 70­-80%, resides in your gastrointestinal tract, where trillions of microscopic organisms live and perform a variety of functions. The activities of these [...]

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