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 [...]

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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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A Functional Medicine Approach to Autism

Rates of autism spectrum disorders are rising in the U.S., with 1 in 59 children diagnosed in 2014 according to the latest CDC estimate — a 15% increase from 2012.(1) We know that both genetics [...]

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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 [...]

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Are Food Sensitivities Causing Your Health Problems?

Eating the wrong thing for one’s body can have subtle or even dire consequences. Unique genetic and environmental factors shape the molecules and microbes in each person’s gastrointestinal tract, [...]

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7 Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Eating, like many things is life, is best accomplished nearest to the source. As our human bodies cannot use sunshine, water, and dirt alone for energy, the next (and much more delicious) step up [...]

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