Did you know that by simply understanding which menstrual phase you are in throughout your monthly cycle can help to maximize efficiency, productivity, communication and mood? In fact, being strictly compliant to one single day-to-day routine all month long might be holding you back from feeling … [Read more...] about How To Have Your Most Productive Month Ever By Charting Your Cycle
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
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
Stress. It appears in our lives in too many ways to count. Some stress is needed: there are studies proving it’s healthy to some degree. THAT is the key – “to some degree.” I could easily launch into a blog about hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction, better known as adrenal fatigue, … [Read more...] about 11 Tips On Taking Care Of Yourself When It’s Most Important But Most Difficult
When anxiety is running high, meditation can feel impossible. Thankfully, meditation isn't the only method for reducing stress and reclaiming your calm. Here are some alternatives to meditation you can learn in our Philadelphia office. You’ve heard it before. Meditation is the next big thing. … [Read more...] about Can’t Meditate? Try These Other 5 Stress Busters
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?
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