https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YYmfM2TfUA So I loved the original Rocky from 1976 and I am looking forward to seeing Creed when I get around to it. In general, I love a story about overcoming obstacles and reaching your goals against all odds. I especially love that every day I can run up the … [Read more...] about When does Functional Medicine fail?
Well, in terms of semantics- no. This may come as a shock to many of my clients as one of my go-to standard tests is a 4 point cortisol and DHEA saliva test. So let me explain, adrenal fatigue is not a medical term, but it's something that we can all understand conceptually and it's much easier … [Read more...] about Is Adrenal Fatigue real?
One of the biggest complaints I hear from my patients concerns their brain function - brain fog, lack of concentration, failing memory etc. Sure many of us around 40 start to get concerned about forgetting where we parked our car, or someone’s name, or - oh yeah, “did I tell you this story … [Read more...] about Hack my brain – 5 Great Supplements for Supercharging Your Brain
Who should be taking care of my thyroid? It's a question we should all ask ourselves. There is much talk about this butterfly shaped gland at the base of our neck, mostly about why things go awry and how this affects us in terms of symptoms. Thyroid disease affects over 20 million Americans, with … [Read more...] about Who should be taking care of my thyroid?
So what does insulin resistance mean and why does it make us fat? Well, this is sort of the chicken and the egg story. But really it comes down to stress, sugar and hormones. You see insulin is a hormone that is released from our pancreas every time we eat carbohydrates and sugars. Now not all … [Read more...] about Stress, Insulin Resistance and Belly Fat
Stressed in the city? Some studies show that urban dwellers have higher levels of stress than their suburban and rural counterparts do. But others say that living in a suburban or rural setting can be isolating- causing significant loneliness. So we all know what stress is right? It's not so much a … [Read more...] about Best ways to de-stress in Philadelphia
“The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.” Charles Caleb Colton Ah sleep…. It’s that thing we all say we love, but none of us get … [Read more...] about Got Sleep??
Can you imagine? The thought of this statement just a few weeks ago would be ludicrous, despite the years of research and the efforts of some nutrition experts calling for a ceasefire on this incredible and absolutely necessary molecule. Physicians and their diligent patients have been kowtowed into … [Read more...] about Cholesterol… Superfood?