Tag Archives: Functional Medicine

The Shocking Truth About The Pesticides in Your Food

The Shocking Truth About The Pesticides in Your Food

It’s not just farm workers who are exposed to these chemicals, nearly everyone is now exposed to pesticides on a daily basis. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that about 50 million Americans drink groundwater that is contaminated by pesticides. In addition to  contaminated drinking water, pesticides are in our food.

Five Essential Tips For Living With Mold Toxicity and CIRS

Five Essential Tips For Living With Mold Toxicity and CIRS

We’ve come a long way in our understanding chronic inflammatory response syndrome, also known as CIRS. Though we still have more to understand, living with mold toxicity and CIRS is no longer without solutions.  I have some great tips for surviving and thriving after a mold exposure.

Boost Your DAO Levels to Fight Histamine

Boost Your DAO Levels to Fight Histamine

If you suffer from severe allergies, histamine intolerance, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) or any other condition that causes your histamine levels to be higher or your body to less tolerant – then you know firsthand how powerfully histamine can rule over your life.

Mold is a Major Trigger of Mast Activation Cell Syndrome

Mold is a Major Trigger of Mast Activation Cell Syndrome

Mast cells are an important part of your immune system, without them you would never heal from an injury. However, there is a condition where they become overactive and cause serious problems in the body – this condition is called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS).

Is There Mold in Your Coffee? When Mycotoxins Matter

Is There Mold in Your Coffee? When Mycotoxins Matter

Ah, coffee. Coffee might be one of the most beloved smells and tastes in the world. There are few simple pleasures in life as enjoyable as cup of coffee in the morning. The best part being that coffee is one of those satisfying delights that is actually good for you.

Can we cure Alzheimer’s Disease? Understanding the link between toxic exposures, insulin resistance, and brain health.

Can we cure Alzheimer's Disease? Understanding the link between toxic exposures, insulin resistance, and brain health.

The recent discoveries surrounding Alzheimer’s suggest that one day getting this disease could become optional. In understanding the progression of this disease better, researchers are finding ways to catch it earlier and identify contributing factors so that we can prevent, stop, and reverse this devastating condition.

The Fake Supplement Issue No One Is Talking About – Beware of Amazon

The Fake Supplement Issue No One Is Talking About – Beware of Amazon

The problem is so out of control it’s crushing small businesses and leaving customers with imitation products. I see this as a pervasive problem that is hurting numerous people. As a doctor, what comes to mind when I hear all of this is the growing issue of fake supplements.

The Sleeping Giant – Tips to Treat Reactivation of Epstein-Barr Virus

The Sleeping Giant – Tips to Treat Reactivation of Epstein-Barr Virus

Did you know, you probably have virus lurking in the shadows? It’s called the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and an estimated 90 percent of us have it. Fortunately, for most of us it lies dormant, like a sleeping giant. Only when something triggers a reactivation of EBV does this virus rear its ugly head.

How to Choose a Good Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

How to Choose a Good Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.

9 Simple Steps to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome Fast

9 Simple Steps to Heal Leaky Gut Syndrome Fast

Have you ever wondered if you have leaky gut? Maybe you struggle with digestive issues, symptoms of dysbiosis, or candida. Maybe you have one of the many conditions that are associated with leaky gut.