Category Archives: Brain health

Neurofeedback for Brain Health

Why Brain Health Matters Brain health is so important, but you don’t notice it until it’s malfunctioning—we take a healthy brain for granted until it’s not there!  The brain plays a role in nearly every function of your body.  Critical thinking, imagination, mood, memory, sleep quality, digestion, and the active control center balancing hormones are […]

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CBD–A Powerful Tool for Wellness

Cannabidiol oil, or CBD as it’s more commonly known, is a phytocannabinoid that comes from the Cannabis sativa plant.  Unlike its infamous cousin delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) it does not have psychoactive effects—you don’t get high using it.  It is gaining great scientific ground showing multiple health benefits through its activity on your body’s endocannabinoid system. THE […]

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How to NOT Outlive Your Brain

It’s a way to go that NONE of us want—dementia.  It is so hard on our loved ones.  Unfortunately Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, is on the rise.  The disease affects 5.5 million Americans currently, and is projected to balloon to 13.8 million by 2050.  Approximately $259 billion dollars was spent last […]

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Deep Beauty

Beauty, at the deepest level, is the membrane.  This intricate structure envelops our cells providing protection.  It is, however, far more than a protective layer. The cell membrane contains proteins that function as hormone receptors and ion channels, allowing communication with the rest of the body, and regulating cellular function.  The membrane structure of mitochondria allow […]

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Unexplained Illness and Biotoxins

When I first started my functional-medicine journey, I had never heard of biotoxin illness.  Several years into my training I heard it mentioned in a few medical conferences, but I shied away from learning it or treating it.  Too complicated. Too controversial.  However, as a physician, it is in my nature to want to help […]

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Eat, Drink, (Sleep) and Be Merry–4 keys to vitality

EAT Good food. Whole food.  I promise to eat good food, whole food and nothing but the food. That means minus the chemicals that are preservatives, colorings, and artificial flavors. If you can’t pronounce it or it sounds like a science experiment, don’t put it in your mouth. DRINK Drink water. Drink when you are […]

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Unrecognized Stress and Disease–Part 1

“But I don’t feel stressed,” I hear frequently.  Such is the dilemma of our age.  Our bodies our stressed yet we don’t consciously recognize it.  We think of stress as the feelings of worry, anxiety and fear.  It is true that those feelings definitely are stress, but it is so much more.  Stress is a specific biochemical response […]

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Brain Chemistry

If you, or someone dear to you know is struggling with depression or anxiety you need to read to this! Every thought, dream, emotion or action is the result of an amazing chemical dance. One of my core beliefs is that we are an intricate combination of Spirit and Chemistry.  We have a God-given spirit, our soul.  The rest is […]

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