The Future of Functional Medicine
What does the future hold for functional medicine? I had the pleasure of joining Dr. Justina Tseng for a conversation summarizing our takeaways from the annual international conference for The Institute For Functional Medicine. This year’s topic was Stress, Pain and Addiction. Stress, Chronic Pain & The Opioid Epidemic During the conference, we covered all […]
The Order of Things
I know this blog is packed with information. It can feel overwhelming to try to figure out where to start! In my opinion, the best answer to that question is simply wherever you feel you can be successful. A perfect plan with poor execution will never beat an average plan with great execution! What Is […]
What About Hormones?
For both men and women, mood and hormone communication are closely linked. In clinical psychiatry (at least speaking to my own formerly conventional psychiatry practice) we are frankly often afraid to talk about hormones because we are afraid we won’t know enough to do anything about it if there is a problem! Sometimes this leaves […]
Mitochondria “The powerhouse of the cell.” Most of us remember this phrase from biology class. The mitochondria produce the energy in the form of ATP needed for each cell to operate. They produce the fuel for the proper functioning of every cell in your body, each heartbeat, and each muscle contraction. 10% of our total […]
The Irony Of Sleep Advice
The Importance of Sleep If you’re reading these blog posts, you’ll see the importance of getting restful sleep. There are also a lot of places you can find lists and tips on how to get a better night’s sleep. For example, this is a good one from my colleague Dr. Ellen Vora, this one is […]
How Toxic Is Your Brain?
Detox Detox. I used to roll my eyes and sigh (at least internally) when I heard about people wasting their money on the latest trendy detox product or trend. Through medical school and residency, I learned there are certain things you needed to be aware of like obvious lead exposure, but for the most part, […]