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Helping Alzheimer’s Patients with Cognitive Decline: Plugging the Metaphorical Holes in the Roof

Learn how functional medicine is helping Alzheimer's patients improve their cognitive decline.

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Seasonal Eating Guide: Autumn

Reflections on Eating with the Elements I’m a big fan of reminding people to tune into the rhythm of the day ~ the circadian rhythm. I call it “catching the wave”. Not surprisingly, it’s in the best interest of your health to rise with the sun and sleep when it’s down, to catch that wave […]

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Epigenetics

Learn more about Epigenetics and how environmental factors contribute to the overall health of your clients.

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Term to Know – Pathological

Knowing how the body responds to pathological ailments is crucial to understanding a client's needs.

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Crohn’s Through a Functional Lens

Crohn’s Disease is classified as autoimmune. As you know, autoimmunity is a condition in which the body produces an immune response against its own tissue constituents. Before we talk more about Crohn’s, let’s put autoimmunity into a bit more context so you and I can both grasp how profoundly this is impacting not just our […]

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Functional Nutrition in Practice

In a recent discussion with some Full Body Systems graduates, I asked them to describe what nutrition means to them. Some answers identified the bioindividual approach to care that I teach in Full Body Systems—to go slow and meet patients where they are with their needs for dietary change. And some others discussed nutrients directly—like […]

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The Chemistry of Coffee

Although caffeine is found in over 100 plants worldwide, its effects are most potent in coffee. This potency stems from coffee’s high concentration of two other stimulants–theophylline and theobromine. Like caffeine, these two other stimulants are classified as alkaloid compounds that naturally occur in both plants and animals.  Coffee is primarily consumed for its mood […]

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How to Discuss Essential Fats

When it comes to nutrition, we know that one size does not fit all. Your keto diet may wreak havoc on your partner’s body, and their vegan diet may lead to depletions for their sister. It’s just the truth about nutrition… different bodies have different needs for myriad reasons.  But what about food itself?  Are […]

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Anxiety, Gender and Digestion—It’s all connected!

Not too long ago, in the mid-20th century, doctors began to describe a stereotypical patient who came to them with chronic digestive issues—they were anxious, often female, and “neurotic.”  According to Maya Dussenberry, and the research done for her book “Doing Harm” (one of my favorites), the “stereotype that women’s symptoms are likely to be […]

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Maca: One Sweet Superfood

Maca is one of those foods that can be shrouded in controversy… Is it a goitrogen? Will it mess with estrogen metabolism? Hey, I just don’t do superfoods! But let’s back it up and see where we can introduce a little goodness with a sprinkling of this powerful root. What is maca? Maca is a […]

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