Functional Medicine Health Coaches

Functional Medicine health coaches can help bridge the gap between what patients know they need to be healthy, and the intrinsic motivation they need to actually make and sustain those changes. There’s more to a healthy lifestyle than fad diets and unsustainable exercise regimens. In other words, health coaches can help make the difference between…

Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Disease

Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Disease

Treatment of chronic disease is at the forefront of the healthcare crisis that threatens to bankrupt our government. One in two Americans now suffers from a chronic disease and one in four has multiple chronic diseases. Of the $3.8 trillion we spend on healthcare in the United States each year, 84 percent goes toward treating…

Gallbladder Function and Support

In my practice, the question of gallbladder function and support often arises. Why? Many adults suffer from gallbladder problems with many experiencing symptoms in early adulthood, especially women who develop gallstones much more frequently than men. In fact, cholecystectomy, surgery to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most frequently performed abdominal surgeries in the…

Mental Illness and Biomedical Correlations

    I recently returned from the 9th Annual Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference in Dallas, Texas. This conference offers health care providers from many different disciplines a holistic approach to successfully diagnose and treat underlying issues contributing to neurological, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders. Research has revealed that many conditions such as depression, bipolar…

Stress Reducing Breathing Exercises

Stress Reducing Breathing Exercises

For thousands of years, yogis and sages from eastern cultures have understood the importance of diaphragmatic and deep breathing. More recently, through the efforts of mind-body thought leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn and Herbert Benson, the paramount importance and health benefits of deep breathing practices have been widely utilized in treating anxiety disorders and stress…

Addressing Autoimmunity with Gut Health

Addressing Autoimmunity with Gut Health

The prevalence of autoimmune diseases has risen astonishingly in recent years. The cause has been attributed to multiple environmental factors including toxic chemicals and heavy metals, dietary factors, ionizing radiation, prolonged emotional stress, medications, postmenopausal hormone replacement, bacteria and viruses. The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association estimates that at least 100 different autoimmune diseases have…

Extracting Heavy Metal Toxicity

Extracting Heavy Metal Toxicity

Heavy metal exposure is a growing health concern worldwide due to multiple industrial, domestic, agricultural, medical and technological uses which have affected the worldwide environment. Their toxicity depends on several factors including the dose, route of exposure, length of exposure, as well as the age, gender, genetics and nutritional status of the exposed individuals. Because…