In our Functional Medicine practice, we treat many patients with chronic disease. One of the many tools we use is a compounded medication called Low-Dose Naltrexone or LDN.
IV nutrient therapy is a great addition to care for those undergoing cancer treatment. It can help minimize side effects of chemotherapy and improve quality of life during and after care.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a medical system that has been cultivated over the last 2,500 years, is gaining popularity in the U.S. thanks to a growing number of studies that have proven it’s effectiveness.
Our bodies come in contact with harmful bacteria every day, some being more problematic than others. Typically our immune systems ward off the majority of these microbes without our knowledge. Other times the infection surpasses our immune system and we’ll require treatments such as antibiotics to help fight it. Generally speaking with this extra support […]
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference which focused on nutrigenomics: Nature Vs. Nurture What is Nutrigenomics? It is the effect of nutrients on genetic expression. Today we understand that genes are influenced based on their environment (‘nurture’). It was not long ago that the […]
Parietal cells are found in the stomach and have 2 very important jobs. First, parietal cells make stomach acid that breaks up a cheeseburger, French fries or a beautiful salad. This acid is extremely important at helping with digestive motility, breakdown of food to facilitate absorption of nutrients and even helps to prevent reflux of […]
Osteoporosis is a serious disease that affects the strength of the bones, called bone density. Osteoporosis is considered one of the most predominant bone density diseases in Western society. Who is at risk? Rates of low bone density are found most commonly found in postmenopausal women, specifically Asian American women. However, it should be […]
Detox programs exactly like the one offered by Dr. Lauren Gouin is discussed in this month’s Elle magazine! http://www.elle.com/Beauty/Health-Fitness/Tune-Up-Are-Cleanses-the-Cure I’ve lectured on this topic in the past. I think detoxification programs are a great idea, but not for everyone. In the right setting they can support health body composition, improve energy and promote overall better […]
Adrenals: Your Stress Organ Modern day lifestyles exacerbate a myriad of conditions and are potential causes for many symptoms. Our bodies and organs are receiving challenges our ancestors never saw. Digestion is often compromised with poor eating habits. Respiration is under stress with poor air quality and daily shallow breathing. Some of the most stressed […]