Nourishing the Body Machine: Nutrition has a price.

Can you imagine a trip to the grocery store? Of course, you can. It’s not that hard to remember the last time you visited the grocery store, now is it? I would like to share the story of a particular trip for me that turned out to be anything less than ordinary. This trip actually…

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Control Inflammation Naturally

I was researching something for a patient today and came across some startling numbers. It turns out that there are over 70 million prescriptions written every year for NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and over 30 billion tablets sold over-the-counter each year. WOW! That’s about 22% of the entire population of the US taking at least…

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Top Benefits of Cauliflower

As a member of the cruciferous family cauliflower contains an array of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber. Cauliflower has gone from being a “boring” vegetable to being one of the hottest veggies on the market.  From “mashed-potatoes” “rice” and even “pizza crust” cauliflower is making its place in the veggie world as…

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Top 5 Conditions- Fatigue (part 1 of 5)

The underlying principles of functional medicine work on such a basic level of physiology that when we apply them carefully it is quite possible to help patients suffering from a wide variety of conditions and imbalances.  In fact, it seems that on a weekly basis I’m sitting down with a new patient who has been…

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Food Rules – An Eaters Manual

Dr. Jerry originally wrote this post in 2010.  The content of the book may have been really simple but at the same time eye opening.  This classic advice might be more important today, considering the national rate of both disease and obesity has continued to increase over the last 9 years. Let’s see why Dr.…

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Top 5 Conditions – Digestive Problems (Part 3 of 5)

If you’ve followed us for a while you will not be surprised that digestive issues are some of the most common things we see in the clinic.  We’ve posted on gut related issues a couple of times before (like here and here).  What may be surprising to some though is just how often even those without obvious…

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Giving Without Expectation

There is an ancient saying that “expectation is the vehicle for disappointment.” Dr. Jerry has a movie tradition during the holiday season.  There are several movies that are on his must watch list, one of those movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The main character in this movie has in his mind the epitome of…

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Solutions for Winter Depression

We make a big deal about this time of the year being the “happiest” but for way too many people it is the worst time of the year.  Cold, snowy weather keeps us indoors, lack of sunlight lowers our vitamin D levels, just about every form of stress increases around the holidays and our healthy…

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Our Top Wellness Gift Ideas

Sometimes when we are making changes to our lifestyle we need new tools to make it possible to get the results that we are looking for.

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Holiday Hacks for Joyful Gatherings

This year try some of these Holiday Hacks to help your festivities be less stressful and more joyful! For many of us, the holiday season (Thanksgiving through the New Year) involves endless lists of things to do, calendars bursting with events, and feelings of overwhelm.  With all that and more the holidays lend themselves to…

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Get Squashed- The Benefits of Eating More Squash

Fall brings with it a wealth of nutrient dense winter squash. Some varieties include: Pumpkin, Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti. These beautifully colored squash are rich in beta-carotene.

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