Hints for Handling the Holidays

Holidays can be a stressful time for any number of reasons. We may have (unrealistically) high expectations for a “perfect” celebration. The loss of a loved one, a job, or a significant [...]

How Gratitude Can Enhance Your Life

Paying attention to the good things in your life, no matter how small, can provide huge benefits to your overall health and happiness. One of the most important parts of keeping a positive [...]

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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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Hugs, Social Support, and Health

Happily, science continues to empirically demonstrate something that we all know instinctively: positive interpersonal relationships are good for our health. If you’re seeking solid evidence for [...]