Topic: functional medicine

Doctor, There Is Something Wrong With Me!

Doctor, There Is Something Wrong With Me!

I just received three phone calls today from women who were desperately searching for answers to their crazy behaviors and why they don’t feel like themselves.  You may be in the same situation.  Do the following scenarios sound familiar?

  • If you are tired, stressed out, constantly battling weight and with a sex drive that is either gone south or off the planet, there is hope.
  • If you are yelling and screaming at your kids and husband for no apparent reason, there is a reason.
  • If you are in pain during your menstrual cycle so severe that you have to stay home from […]

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Do I Really Have to Change?

Do I Really Have to Change?

Of course not, unless you want to keep the pain you’ve had for years; unless you want to continue feeling tired, sluggish, and fatigued; unless you aren’t concerned about your overall health; unless you want to continue in unhappy, non-supporting relationships.

We know we need to make changes in our life when our life is not bringing us joy, happiness, inner peace, physical vitality and a sense of “aliveness.”  But, who wants to do the arduous work of making changes?  Is it easier to just accept things as they are or is it better to begin to take an honest inventory […]

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A Better Way to Manage Stress – Mindfulness

A Better Way to Manage Stress – Mindfulness

Stress is a fact of life, but how we manage our response to stress is a matter of a healthy life.  What exactly is mindfulness and how does it impact your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being?

Mindfulness is simply bringing your full awareness, your attention, to the present moment and noticing how you are feeling – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  It is noticing what you are thinking, the attitude you are holding in that particular situation.  What are you aware of in your surrounding environment?

All your senses come into play in this simply act of mindfulness.  Mindfulness is like […]

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Brain Health? A Real “No-Brainer”

Brain Health?  A Real “No-Brainer”

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Are you surprised to learn that what’s good for your brain is good for your metabolism, organ systems and total body health?  Consider reading Dr. Daniel Amen’s book, “Change Your Brain Change Your Body.”

You can create a higher functioning brain along with a more youthful body by following sound principles of mind-body medicine.  Dr. Daniel Amen, author of “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life”,  has viewed over 55,000 brain scans (SPECT) looking for trouble with specific brain systems.  The brain imaging work has opened a new window into why people do what […]

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Do You Have “Sick Gut Syndrome?”

Do You Have “Sick Gut Syndrome?”

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How healthy is your gut?  Most of us never give much thought to the state of “affairs” in one of the most important biological systems in our body.  There is more and more scientific evidence of the significance of gut health in overall health than we previously thought.  It is estimated that 70 million people in our country suffer from digestive disorders.  With a population of nearly 313 million in the US that means almost 1/4 of us have an unhealthy gastrointestinal system.

You may have never thought much about your gut health […]

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Functional Medicine is the New Medicine

Functional Medicine is the New Medicine

I am a physician dedicated to assisting my patients in gaining the highest level of health possible.  I love my work; I love the people I serve.  I have been in the profession of medicine for over 4 decades.  I’ve tried to grow and learn new approaches to helping people heal.

Fourteen years ago I finally made the decision to practice holistic medicine.  I discovered homeopathy, a most amazing scientific method of healing, and have been practicing homeopathy ever since.  I have not been able to help everyone who comes to see me.  A few months ago I wrote a […]

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Protecting Our Children From Harm

Protecting Our Children From Harm

As a pediatrician I am committed to, not only protecting but also helping our children, lead a happy and fulfilling life. As a medical professional it has always and will always be my primary concern: First do no harm. When we look at the medical environment for our children, we see that many drugs are being prescribed that have not been adequately (or not tested at all in children) evaluated for the safe use in children. Many drugs being prescribed today are for reasons that are called “off label.” That means the drugs have not been tested for efficacy […]

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Poisonous Toxins Are Everywhere

Poisonous Toxins Are Everywhere

Poisonous Toxins Are Everywhere

Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have found toxic residues in our human tissues, especially fat. Umbilical cord blood analysis found 217 toxic chemicals that affect the brain and nervous system of infants. This is scary. We are floating in a soup of toxic substances that is making us sick.

Researchers have studied the link between chemical toxins and obesity. The pollutants are stored in our fat cells and poison our metabolism, preventing us from losing weight. The more obese a person, the more toxins are stored. Thyroid hormone […]

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Customized Nutrition

Customized Nutrition

Several years ago I bought a book called, Biochemical Individuality, by Roger Williams from 1956. Yesterday, I searched for this book in my library only to find it missing, but that’s not what’s important here. There is a new era of individualizing nutritional supplementation that I believe will eventually become the norm. There is no “one size fits all” prescription for what each individual needs in terms of nutritional support. I may need a certain amount of Vitamin E, and you may need something totally different.

I just googled Biochemical Individuality ( wow! The power of the internet) and found the […]

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Are Prescription Drugs killing You?

Are Prescription Drugs killing You?

I recently received a phone call from a former patient, someone who is giving up on life because she can’t find her way out of the “conveyor belt” syndrome that is so typical of our current “disease-centered” medical care system. It makes me weep to know that the resources for healing are right within reach…right inside this most amazing body that we have been given, and our system of medicine has either forgotten this or chooses not to recognize the numerous studies that support the inherent integrity of the human body to self-correct and heal itself.

In a recent report of […]

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