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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?


Functional Medicine Overview


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.


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.


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.

Lifestyle Medicine for Stress

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…

Foundational Treatments for POTS

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…

Understanding the Connection Between POTS and Other Illnesses

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…

Understanding the Three Types of POTS

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…

POTS Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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,…