What Is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? It’s true healthcare. Functional Medicine is a distinct medical model—separate and, as you’ll come to learn, vastly different from the conventional approach—one that promotes wellness and helps both prevent and treat chronic disease, the biggest health problem we face today. Although its concepts are not new, in this way, its approach … Read moreWhat Is Functional Medicine?

The Top Health Benefits of Green Space

The health benefits of having access to “green space”—from dense forests, fields, and lush parks to simple garden spaces, tree-lined streets, or a humble backyard—are well documented in scientific literature. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given that, as humans, we evolved in nature for most of our species’ existence. If we want to experience … Read moreThe Top Health Benefits of Green Space

Diet and Pregnancy: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Expecting

On the surface, it may seem like they wouldn’t have much in common. But although these three individuals are dealing with such varied diagnoses, at vastly different stages of life, it’s possible their conditions all originated from the same place at the same time: their mother’s womb before they were born. Thanks to ongoing research … Read moreDiet and Pregnancy: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Expecting

How to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease with Diet and Lifestyle

This post was originally published on this site Unfortunately, the conventional treatments available for Parkinson’s disease are limited to surgical interventions and medications that come with numerous side effects. But a growing body of research indicates that there are many modifiable risk factors associated with the condition, providing us with clues as to what measures … Read moreHow to Prevent Parkinson’s Disease with Diet and Lifestyle

Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change

This post was originally published on this site Whatever your objective, kudos for planning to improve your health and well-being. But do you know how to set yourself up for success? When it comes to making changes, should you think big or start small? The answer may surprise you in our aim-high culture, yet decades … Read moreChanging Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change

How a Technology Addiction Can Hurt Your Health

Why would these tech titans stop their children from using the products they helped create and promote? Because they knew the grim truth: Technology addiction is a very real problem. Not only are innovations such as smartphones, social media, and the internet addictive by their very nature, but they’re also specifically engineered to take advantage … Read moreHow a Technology Addiction Can Hurt Your Health

Estrogen in Men: Why You Need to Balance Your Hormones as You Age

Read on to learn about how estrogen relates to men’s health, why estrogen might go out of balance, and what to do if your levels aren’t in line. Estrogen in Men: You Need Balance Though estrogen is largely associated with women’s health, this sex hormone regulates many essential aspects of men’s health, too. The importance … Read moreEstrogen in Men: Why You Need to Balance Your Hormones as You Age

Life Expectancy in the U.S.: Why the Numbers Are Falling

This post was originally published on this site As you’d imagine, year-over-year gains in this calculation are the goal and are indicative of a healthy society. Stagnations are cause for concern, while declines are, to put it mildly, alarming. Falling national numbers can signal the deterioration of a country’s healthcare infrastructure, especially in the quality … Read moreLife Expectancy in the U.S.: Why the Numbers Are Falling

How to Avoid Burnout at Work and Stay Motivated on the Job

If you’re extremely exhausted and feeling detached and ineffective at your job, you’re likely experiencing professional burnout. Learning how to avoid burnout at work—or how to correct it if you’re already experiencing it—can do wonders to help your happiness and your health. Burnout can affect anyone in any occupation, although it’s rampant among physicians and … Read moreHow to Avoid Burnout at Work and Stay Motivated on the Job

Coconut Milk: This Is Your Comprehensive Guide

Coconut milk, a milky white liquid derived from coconut meat, has an impressive array of health benefits and is an excellent dairy alternative for those who are allergic or sensitive to cow’s milk. Read on to learn about the health benefits of coconut, traditional uses of coconut milk, and how to make your own coconut … Read moreCoconut Milk: This Is Your Comprehensive Guide

Here’s What You Should Know about Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Health

Do you have a thyroid disorder? They’re increasingly common—in fact, approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. (1) Numerous factors can impact your thyroid, like chronic stress, pituitary dysfunction, resistance to thyroid hormones, and even your gut microbes. Even the foods you eat could make your symptoms worse. Goitrogenic foods like cabbage, … Read moreHere’s What You Should Know about Goitrogenic Foods and Thyroid Health

RHR: The Health Benefits of Bee Products, with Carly Stein

In this episode, we discuss: What the research says about bee products How Carly created Beekeeper’s Naturals The health benefits of honey What you should know about propolis, bee pollen, and royal jelly Why global bee populations are in trouble—and how you can help How you can get a 25 percent discount at Beekeeper’s Naturals … Read moreRHR: The Health Benefits of Bee Products, with Carly Stein

How to Use Positive Psychology to Improve Your Health

This post was originally published on this site What if it’s chronic anger, frustration, anxiety, sadness, or grief? Do those emotions also affect your health? And how can you let go of them? The short answer is yes—positive or negative, your emotions do impact your health. The good news is that through positive psychology, you … Read moreHow to Use Positive Psychology to Improve Your Health

RHR: Why You Should Practice Nonviolent Communication, with Oren Sofer

This post was originally published on this site In this episode, we discuss: Why communication matters How to practice nonviolent communication How to approach a conflict with curiosity and care Focusing on what really matters How communication affects your body, your brain, and your health Examples of nonviolent communication at work Show Notes: Say What … Read moreRHR: Why You Should Practice Nonviolent Communication, with Oren Sofer

Diet and Autoimmune Disease: What You Need to Know

Fortunately, a root-cause approach and the right nutritional strategy can help to slow or even reverse the progression of autoimmune disease. Read on to learn what the research says, the connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and how to determine the most effective dietary approach for you. What’s the Connection between Diet and Autoimmune Disease? … Read moreDiet and Autoimmune Disease: What You Need to Know

Are You Undereating? Here Are 6 Common Signs and Symptoms

This post was originally published on this site If this frustrating scenario sounds familiar, you’re not alone. I regularly see these symptoms in my patients—ironically, among those who are most committed to living a healthy lifestyle. The likely culprit surprises them, and it may surprise you too: undereating. We all know the hazards of overeating. … Read moreAre You Undereating? Here Are 6 Common Signs and Symptoms

Can Chronic Stress Cause Hypothyroid Symptoms?

This post was originally published on this site Are you one of the 20 million Americans who has thyroid disease? (1) Have you taken proactive steps to improve your thyroid health, such as cleaning up your diet and supplementing with thyroid-supportive nutrients, but with little to no improvement? If this sounds like you, you may … Read moreCan Chronic Stress Cause Hypothyroid Symptoms?

RHR: What the Latest Research Says about Probiotics, with Lucy Mailing

This post was originally published on this site In this episode, we discuss: Why your stool microbiome may not be a good indicator of your gut health Why probiotics aren’t useless How your gut microbiome fights change What really happens when you take probiotics after antibiotics Why you should consider banking a stool sample, if … Read moreRHR: What the Latest Research Says about Probiotics, with Lucy Mailing