1. Histamine Problem?

    Histamine, what is it and how does it affect your health? Maybe you or someone you know takes antihistamines; medication that blocks the action of a chemical called histamine. Many people have a “histamine problem” but don’t have allergies and do not take antihistamines. Histamine is a natural chemical produced by your body. It is essential for good health and a healthy immune response, bu…Read More

  2. Zinc Deficient?

    Are you zinc deficient? How would you know?  Today I going to discuss the importance of zinc and how low levels of this vital trace element could be contributing to your health problems. Zinc is the second most abundant trace element in your body…or at least it should be! Iron is the most abundant and copper comes in 3rd behind zinc. These 3 trace elements are all working together and must be i…Read More

  3. Are You Copper Toxic?

    Are you aware of the many health problems linked to too much copper? Copper toxicity may be the cause of your health problems. Copper is one of the trace elements required by your body for normal and healthy function. Last week I discussed the most abundant trace element in your body; iron. Today I will cover copper, which happens to be the 3rd most abundant trace element in your body. Trace elem…Read More

  4. Trace Element: Iron

    Iron is a trace element that is necessary to optimal health and wellness. You may have heard the term trace element before, but what are trace elements and why are they so important for healthy body function? Trace elements include iron, zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, chromium, etc. They are called trace elements because they are required in relatively small quantities and they are elements whi…Read More

  5. Optimal Nutrition

    You already know that your body should be properly nourished, but you may not realize just how important this aspect of health restoration is. Optimal nutrient level is not just a good idea, it is essential to health and wellness. Nutrient status testing is a common practice in functional medicine and something we do on most of our patients. How Do We Test Nutrients? There are two ways we can ass…Read More

  6. Can Functional Medicine Help You?

    Today I want to talk about functional medicine and how it may or may not be able to help you with your particular health problem. I think you will find this article to be very helpful if you are new to functional medicine and how it works to restore health and wellness. I see many people in my practice that tell me they want to take a functional medicine approach to restore their health, but they …Read More

  7. Weight Loss and Inflammation

    The weather is getting warmer and you may be thinking about losing some of those winter-pounds. If you have difficulty losing weight (even with a healthy diet and exercise) then you might be running up against chronic inflammation. I can’t tell you how many patients I have seen that go to the gym 3-5x/week, follow a healthy diet and still can’t lose a single pound! Upon further investigation, …Read More

  8. Seasonal Allergies

    It is the start of allergy season again and many of you with seasonal allergies are starting take antihistamines again. I suffered with seasonal allergies for many years until I discovered what was causing my symptoms. My allergies were the worst in summer and early fall because grasses and ragweed caused most of my allergy symptoms. I have since discovered what was pushing my immune system over t…Read More

  9. Women’s Autoimmune Series: Part 6

    Women are much more likely to suffer from autoimmune disease and hormone imbalances are believed to play a significant role in the autoimmune process. There are 2 major classes of chemicals produced by your body that are involved in immune system regulation. They are called cytokines and hormones. Cytokines To communicate, your immune cells use cytokines, which are proteins secreted by cells of …Read More

  10. Women’s Autoimmune Series: Part 5

    Welcome to part 5 of the Women’s Autoimmune Series! In this segment we will cover the subject of stress and the effect it has on your immune system. If you have an autoimmune disease, stress can cause flare-ups and aggravate your symptoms. Stress can be somewhat difficulty to quantify; we all experience stress in different ways. So, how much stress is too much? We can’t “measure” someone…Read More