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Understanding, Diagnosing, & Treating Lyme Disease
The number of Lyme disease cases in the US is greater than breast cancer, yet its still widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed.
Introducing Functional Primary Care | Part 2
Jodi’s journey is a testament to her belief that it’s never too late to make a life change.
Introducing Functional Primary Care | Part 1
Who would benefit from adopting a functional medicine approach to their personal healthcare?
Holistic Medicine: A Better Standard of Care
Conventional medicine has its place, but sometimes integrative or functional medicine might be a better fit. The key is to know when to use which tool.
Lifestyle Medicine for Stress: Creativity, Nature, & Relationships
In this last post in my series on Lifestyle Medicine for Stress, I’d like to introduce three more interventions that can effectively help us to manage stress, reduce cortisol, and help our bodies better respond to challenges.
Lifestyle Medicine for Stress: Mindfulness & Breathing
Both strategies — mindfulness & diaphragmatic breathing — are backed by a great deal of research on addressing the negative health effects of stress. Let’s talk about the power of these two seemingly simple interventions, and how you might incorporate them into your life.
Lifestyle Medicine for Stress: Exercise
As we know, unmitigated stress has been linked to various diseases. I see its effects in my clinic every day, so I think that it’s incredibly important to talk about this elephant in the room. Physical exercise is another powerful intervention to help mitigate the effects of stress.
Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 4: Foundational Treatments for POTS
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a mystery illness that has gained a lot of attention recently. It is characterized by an increased heart rate when standing up, causing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. As a medical doctor in central Virginia, I have seen many patients with POTS that have been referred to…
Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 3: Understanding the Connection Between POTS & Other Illnesses
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system and can cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, and rapid heartbeat. While POTS can be a mystery illness, understanding what other diseases are associated with it can help in the treatment process. Often POTS is the result of one of these…
Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 2: The 3 Types of POTS
It’s common to hear people describe strange symptoms that don’t seem related, such as itchiness, rashes, gut problems, brain fog, poor sleep, blood pressure problems, and even pain that moves around the body. These symptoms may be related to a condition called POTS, which is a type of dysautonomia. In this article, we will explore…
Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 1: A Mystery Illness Sweeping the Country
What are the Key Things You Need to Know About POTS? Do you Suspect That You or a Loved One are Affected by POTS? Recently I’ve noticed POTS and dysautonomia popping up all over the media – both social and mainstream. I’ve noticed many Instagram videos of young ladies talking about dizziness, lightheadedness, skin rashes,…