I used to believe in the ability to bio-hack. That is, the ability to use a quick fix to overcome a health problem or to prevent the adverse effects of behavior by taking a supplement. What I have found in the years of practicing functional medicine is that this completely untrue. It simply never … [Read more...] about Design Your Health: Create Your Own Blue Zone
Ever wonder what all the "buzz" is around bee-pollen? Sorry, I had to! Check out Dr. Moday's most recent article on Well and Good talking all about what makes these tiny-nutrient packed particles a super-food for lowering inflammation and decreasing allergy … [Read more...] about What an MD Wants You to Know About Taking Bee Pollen for Allergies
Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone”. It is a state in which the density and quality of bone is reduced. As bones become more porous and fragile, the risk of fracture is greatly increased. This process occurs silently and progressively and often there are no symptoms until the first bone … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis Treatment: It’s Not Just About Calcium
It seems that every time I turn around someone is either asking me about CBD (cannabidiol) or telling me how it's cured them of their symptoms. Although the hype maybe over exaggerated in some cases, the reality is that use of CBD oil as well as its mother plant Cannabis is on the rise. Industry … [Read more...] about Should I Be Using CBD Oil for My Health?
Hello Readers! I am very excited this week to have an amazing guest post from our friend and colleague Greg Yeutter. He is a specialist and entrepreneur in everything "light" related. To quote the Philly Startup Leaders website: "Yeutter’s been working on “the blue light problem” since 2011, … [Read more...] about Winter Blues? Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder with Light
There are certain mindsets and attitudes that people must possess to get the best outcomes in their health. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the world of functional medicine. For the most part, people who seek out functional medicine are open-minded and looking for an alternative from their … [Read more...] about 6 Habits of Highly Successful Patients
What is the ''flu" ? The “flu” as we call it is usually caused by the influenza virus, although there are likely many other viruses that cause similar symptoms. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, … [Read more...] about The Real Science Behind the Flu Shot (And Effective Alternatives)
Learn about the health risks posed by BPA-free plastics and other widespread varieties. One particular topic that seems to draw a lot of confusion with the patients at our practice, and the one we will focus on today, is why we should avoid plastics whenever possible, including BPA-free plastic. … [Read more...] about The Dangers of BPA-Free (and Other) Plastics