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Autoinflammatory & Autoimmune Disease

Chronic health issues are now the most common medical problems we deal with. How can you avoid the wave of chronic health issues?

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy

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.

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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.

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Introducing Functional Primary Care | Part 1

Who would benefit from adopting a functional medicine approach to their personal healthcare?

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Functional Medicine Overview

Welcome to RIFM | Part 2: Functional Medicine What Is It?How Does It Work?Is It Right For Me? Posted in I routinely receive questions about functional medicine: What is Functional Medicine? How does it work? How long will it take to feel better? Ultimately, what people are asking is: Is functional medicine right for me?…

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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.

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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…

Lifestyle Medicine for Stress: Creativity, Nature, & Relationships

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

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.

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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.

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Lifestyle Medicine for Stress: The Power of Yoga

Stress is the elephant in the room that people aren’t talking much about in the medical world today. We now know about so many ways that stress can affect our health. Unmanaged stress is associated with an increased incidence of cancer and heart disease. And did you also know that stress makes some medications less…

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Connecting Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

Cardiovascular and metabolic diseases are the number one killer in our country today. When most people think about cardiovascular disease (CVD), they don’t realize that CVD is actually a part of metabolic syndrome.   Metabolic syndrome includes high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes. It might be surprising to hear that the following chronic issues…

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Are you Pregnant or Thinking About Getting Pregnant? Is Functional Medicine Right for You?

If you’re a mom-to-be or are thinking of having children soon, you might have questions about how functional medicine can be beneficial to you in this season of life. I see many young, healthy women in my clinic who come to RIFM specifically because they want to be in peak physical health before having a…

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The Cause of the Root Cause of Chronic Disease Part I

In the future, the practice of medicine will focus on our cells – their function, metabolism, and senescence. So what are these things and why should you care? We have learned so much in the past few years about chronic disease and its cause – inflammation. And now we are learning the cause of the…