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The Triangle of Health: Sleep

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” I used to say this myself. I was wrong. Sleeping actually speeds up the process to being dead.

Triangle of Health - Gut, Sleep, Stress

The Triangle of Health: Stress

“It’s been a stressful day … or week … or year … or season of life.” What does that even mean? What is stress? Is it just getting stuck in traffic? Or is it something deeper, affecting every aspect of your health?


The Triangle of Health: Gut Health

Our gut health is (rightfully) beginning to gain attention. What’s so important about the gut, and why is it the beginning and end of healing?


Getting Unstuck: Introducing the Triangle of Health


Your Mouthwash is Killing You (And What to Use Instead)

You might find it surprising, but there are important things you need to know about the potential harm caused by mouthwash. In this post, I’ll delve into the reasons why mouthwash can cause disease and suggest alternative ways to improve your oral health. Check out my video on mouthwash to hear what I really think…


Chronic Health Issues | Part 5: The Innate Immune System

One way to simplify all that we’ve covered in this series would be to highlight the common thread within all of these chronic health issues: inflammation. We’ve talked about how mold and other environmental toxins, chronic infections, and the body attacking itself through the adaptive immune system can all cause inflammation.   Today I’d like…


Chronic Health Issues Part I: The Shift from Acute Care

Chronic Disease is on the Rise The prevalence of chronic health conditions is rising at an alarming rate. In medicine over the last 10 to 15 years, there has been a shift in distinction from acute care issues, like heart attacks, strokes, and trauma, to more chronic health issues, like recurrent heart disease, neurological conditions,…


Introducing Health Coaching at RIFM

In working with patients over the last 20 years, I’ve realized that one of the biggest impediments to people maximizing their health and wellness is the implementation of identified changes.  One of the crucial elements to overcoming these roadblocks is having a coach or guide help walk through the mission-critical elements of diet, lifestyle, stress…


Chronic Viral Infections – Which 10 are you harboring?

  Today, we are going to discuss infections by looking at viruses, our body and our health.   We currently know there are about 37 trillion cells and over 100 trillion bacteria in our bodies. Viruses that cause chronic infection constitute a stable but little-recognized part of our metagenome: our virome. We’ve just learned about…


Recommended Reading

Dr. Hartman reviews popular books for helpfulness and accuracy. Begin your personal and intellectual journey this year.


Presentation: Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The embedded presentation was originally delivered at Heartfest Richmond on August 26, 2017


Dr. Hartman Voted One of the Best Physicians in RVA

Richmond Times Dispatch readers nominated 128 practices and voted 2,442 times for eight finalists. Dr. Aaron Hartman was the first runner up.