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Spring Cleaning for Health

The robins are out and the weather is warming–spring is here!    This is a time for new beginnings, new life, and spring cleaning!  How about a personal spring cleaning, on a biochemical level?  Here are 3 steps toward reducing toxin exposures that can destroy your health. STEP 1—Evaluate Personal Products We want to be beautiful […]

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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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Evaluating Nutritional Supplements

Why I Recommend Nutritional Supplements I frequently prescribe nutritional supplements for my patients.  These play a key part in healing, and may take the form of micronutrients that act as cofactors for many intracellular enzymes, or herbal combinations that have been used in integrative medicine for years for their particular healing benefits. My reasons for […]

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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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