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Functional Medicine

6 Risk Factors And Solutions For Preventing Heart Disease

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Did you know that by 2005, the total number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths (mainly coronary heart disease, stroke, and rheumatic heart disease...

What You Need to Know About Clock Genes and Your Health

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Weaver

You may have heard of biorhythms or circadian rhythms; both terms refer to the action of clock genes, a hot new area of research. These genes also respond to natural environmental rhythms.

8 Tips to Ease Detox Discomfort

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"Dr. Hyman, every time I start a detox I feel awful and then give up," writes this week's house call. "All of these foods that supposedly make me feel...

Fatty Liver Is More Dangerous Than You Might Realize. Here's How to Heal It

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

"My doctor says I have a fatty liver and I should stay away from fat," writes this week's house call. "Are high-fat foods the culprit here? Any tips t...

The Biggest 'Drug' to Reverse or Prevent Heart Disease Isn't a Medication

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

To think we can treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and lowering blood sugar with medication is like mopping up the floor while the sink overflows.

8 Simple Hacks for a Better Night's Sleep

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I realized that lack of sleep adversely impacts my health. I know I have to make sleep a priority, so I give myself a goal to get seven or eight hours of sleep every night. By experimenting, I figured out that when I get eight hours of good sleep, I feel much more alert and focused.

Is Coconut Oil Bad for Your Cholesterol?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 04.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

At the same time, as MCT-rich coconut oil becomes more popular, it also becomes a concern among some folks because of its high amounts of saturated fat and potential for raising cholesterol.

Cannaphobia: What's Up With Fear of Marijuana

Laura Lagano | Posted 03.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Laura Lagano

As with numerous holistic or so-called complementary and alternative medicine modalities, there is nothing new about healing with cannabis! Cannabis i...

5 Things You Can Do to Help Reverse Your Autoimmune Disease That Your Doctor Isn't Telling You

Amy Myers, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy Myers, M.D.

After treating thousands of patients with autoimmunity and other chronic health conditions, I have found that by addressing five common environmental and lifestyle factors we can help restore the balance of your immune system and often reverse your autoimmune disease.

The Dangers of a Bad Night's Sleep Are More Than You Think

Robin Berzin MD | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Robin Berzin MD

This wealth of science can be overwhelming, and for many it only adds to the anxiety of "not getting enough sleep." The good news is resetting your sleep is actually not that hard.

The Future of Medicine: Evolution or Revolution?

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

James Maskell, host of the Evolution of Medicine summit, took this thinking one step further, in our recent interview, postulating that the reason Western medicine is slow to incorporate more holistic models is that the medical structures needed for acute disease and chronic disease are "completely opposite."

10 Ways to Eat Clean in 2016

Amie Valpone | Posted 01.15.2017 | Taste
Amie Valpone

We're seeing brands start to remove toxic chemicals from their cleaning products and personal care products as well as food brands remove preservatives and other inflammatory foods from their products to make way for a cleaner way of living and eating.

Chronicles of Health Creation: The Naturopathic Profession's Impact on Integrative and Functional Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

I was called by a consultant to an institute associated with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians to participate as an outside expert i...

Making a Case for Food Sensitivity Testing

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

While the phrases food allergy and food sensitivity have been used interchangeably in the past, they're actually quite different.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #10: See the Bigger Picture

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Typically, when we want to check our health and fitness progress, we step on the scale or look in the mirror. But when it comes to well-being, what yo...

Raise Your Glass

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

Last year, right before Christmas, we took our children up to Vermont to go skiing. On our last day, on my last run on a new trail, I came upon a six-...

Autoimmune Disease: 7 Simple Steps for Healing

Dr. Deborah Caldwell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Deborah Caldwell

It's important to take a holistic and comprehensive approach in order to find the best treatment and lifestyle options. This includes finding a practitioner who will address the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of your health.

'My Candida Was Hungry, So I Fed It Pizza and Beer'

Dr. Wendie Trubow | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Wendie Trubow

My friend said that to me recently, and I laughed out loud. She wasn't joking, either. Ever had food cravings? Felt like you'd fight someone for th...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #8: Minimize Symptom Suppression

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

So, the guy says to his doctor, "Doc, it hurts when I do this." And the doctor says to the guy, "Then don't do that." OK, it's silly, old-fashioned ...

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #7: Practice Medicine Without a License

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

I am not a doctor. I am not qualified to offer "medical" advice of any kind. But I am qualified to ask questions, to be both curious and knowledgeable about what is going on in my body, and to go in search of information that might help me better understand the dynamics behind my health concerns.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #6: Redefine Your Role

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

But perhaps the bigger issue is that any illness requiring ongoing medical intervention can easily turn you from a person into a "patient." And once you become a ward of the health care system, it takes a conscious effort to avoid being assimilated by it.

Vitamin N Deficiency Linked To ADHD

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Bianca Garilli, N.D.

Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Different approaches are needed to support healthy outcomes in this ever-growing population. Nature, or what in recent years has been referred to as vitamin N, may be one of the answers.

Paradoxically, Slow Medicine Is the Best Quick Fix for Your Health

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. -- a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Bloo...

Do You Have Gluten Sensitivity or an Autoimmune Disease?

Kate Solomon | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kate Solomon

While leading experts site stress, infections, toxins as influencers of autoimmune diseases, diet is also top of the list.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy, #5: Repossess Your Health

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

There are a thousand small, daily opportunities to take charge of your own well-being, to cease taking your health for granted, to start more fully appreciating the the miraculous and resilient human body within your command.