With the average doctor’s visit lasting only about seven minutes, it’s crucial that you go in armed with information and questions vital to your health. What specific things do you need to know for optimal health? If you don’t know what to ask for, you might miss the opportunity to get the information you need … Continued
With the holidays quickly approaching; our minds are filled with excitement, anticipation, and a sense of eagerness to join our family and friends in celebration of the events to come. But along with the excitement we are often exposed to high levels of stress. In the plans that we have to make, deadlines that we … Continued
The practice of metabolic medicine involves the optimization of metabolic pathways to allow our body to function at its maximum performance. Among many other things, this requires the adequate supportive nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and amino acids. Since our intestinal system is the gateway which allows nutrition into our body, this is … Continued
Did you know that there is a link between low testosterone cardiovascular disease? In looking at coronary risk factors as reported in cell biology and vascular biochemistry and 2011, testosterone deficiency has been reported as a significant risk factor. Sub-optimal testosterone increases the risk of hypertension, obesity, insulin insensitivity, and diabetes. Multiple links have been … Continued
Do you ever wonder why some individuals with lower cholesterol have heart attacks and coronary artery disease while some individuals with higher cholesterol do not? Is there more to heart disease than cholesterol alone? While cholesterol certainly has been proven to be a major risk factor in coronary artery disease and heart attacks, the latest … Continued
One of the foundations of good health is a properly functioning Gastrointestinal (GI) System. Your GI System is the gateway for almost everything that enters your body. It breaks down your food into nutrients, so you can absorb and use them for the billions of chemical reactions that take place in your body. When your GI … Continued
A recent article in the NY Times follows the “Vigor Quest” of baby boomer, John Bellizzi (51), retracing his journey through the male menopause known as andropause and discussing how integrative and functional medicine helped him get his edge back and regain control of his health.