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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


How to Do an Elimination Diet

Sometimes, a food you think is your friend turns out to actually be harming your health. Knowing what your true food allies are isn’t always easy, when much of the interaction occurs between your [...]


What Is Functional Medicine?

Nearly every day, people ask me, “What is functional medicine?” So I decided to put my thoughts into writing and explain why I value functional medicine, what it is, and what types of conditions [...]


Treating Hypoglycemia for Long-Term Health

In my previous blog post about identifying the symptoms of hypoglycemia, I described the health consequences that arise when your body’s blood sugar (glucose) level drops too far. Now that you [...]


Could You Be Suffering From Hypoglycemia?

Could You Be Suffering From Hypoglycemia? Sugar levels in our bodies play a large role in how we feel throughout the day, and when blood sugar (glucose) is chronically too high or too low, [...]


6 Ways to Curb Sugar Cravings

Do you experience sugar cravings? Do you notice they occur at the same time every day? Sugar cravings are problematic for most of us, and when they arise, we reach for unhealthy simple sugars [...]