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Taking Anti Aging to the Next Level

Taking Anti-Aging to the Next Level

Last week we talked about the major markers associated with aging. Today, I’d like to dive into things you can do right now to slow and potentially even reverse some of these aging-related processes. Is it really possible to slow the aging process and to add more life to our years? The Foundations of Functional…

Beyond wrinkles and gray hair

Beyond Wrinkles and Gray Hair: Getting to the Root Cause of Aging

Imagine the aging process in your body slowing down. Can we decelerate aging and live a vibrant life as we grow older? Wonder no more. We know that behaviors such as smoking, alcohol, and inadequate sleep can speed up the aging process. There are also many steps we can take to counteract the impact of…

Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Options and Considerations

Chronic Lyme Disease Treatment Options and Considerations

Chronic Lyme disease can be a medical mystery illness that affects people’s health over many years. Over time, this low-grade infection can suppress the immune system, causing muscle aches, fatigue, brain fog, poor sleep, chronic pain, anxiety, and various other neurological, somatic, and gut-related issues.   In this blog post, we will explore the different…

Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease and Its Connection to Other Conditions

Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease and Its Connection to Other Conditions

Understanding Chronic Lyme Disease and Its Connection to Other Conditions   Introduction Mystery illnesses are pervasive and often difficult to decipher. From POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) and autoimmune issues to gut problems and heart blocks, some illnesses can seem to appear out of nowhere. One crucial aspect of autoimmune diseases that is often overlooked…

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy It’s surprising that one of the top infectious diseases in our country – chronic Lyme disease – has more annual incidences recorded by the CDC than breast cancer. Lyme is also overlooked in medical school and education about infectious diseases. In this post, we will discuss the…

Health Benefits of Turmeric and Ginger

Discover the Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea | My Daughter’s Daily Elixir

Health Benefits of Turmeric Ginger Tea   A Delicious and Nutritious Daily Ritual Do you know what my daughter Abigail’s latest obsession is? It’s a little cup of tea, (or really more like multiple cups) made with turmeric and ginger, and it’s become part of her daily routine. As a parent, I couldn’t be happier…


Coach’s Corner: What are Healthy Carbs?

Are You Afraid of Carbs? Carbohydrates are a frequent topic of conversation in coaching sessions. My clients often want to know: How many and what kinds of carbs should I eat? If I remove processed carbs from my diet, won’t I experience low energy? Should I avoid carbs?   The answer to that question relies…


A New Year Reset with the Fasting-Mimicking Diet

Everyone is talking about anti-aging and anti-cancer therapies these days. They’re looking for a quick fix.   But what if I told you that there IS a way that has been shown to boost stem cells and recycle aging, inefficient cells in order to improve your metabolism?   What if there were an easy treatment…



There is a very common myth that eating high-cholesterol foods causes elevated cholesterol.This is 100% myth. We’ve had a misunderstanding of the kinds of foods that drive high cholesterol. We must remember that the cholesterol in our blood is made in the liver, and does NOT come directly from the foods we eat.   What…


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Last week I talked generally about gastrointestinal disorders. Today I’d like to talk more specifically about irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is more than just gas and bloating after meals. And it’s more than simply mild abdominal pains, poor digestion, etc.   IBS is actually an inflammatory disorder of your GI tract that can…


GI Functional Disorders

All health starts in the gut.   This is a mantra that was first echoed in Ayurvedic medicine 4000 years ago. This ancient healing tradition considered the gut as the primary source of disease.   4000 years later, with all of our advances in medicine, we have finally come full-circle to acknowledge that the ancients…


Choosing Healthy Cooking Oils

What’s wrong with seed oils? First, the bad news. This may be surprising, but I’m going to be blunt here. Canola, corn, soybean, palm, and vegetable oils are rancid, partially plasticized oils, and are terrible for our health. In fact, these oils are known as “RBD” oils because they are refined, bleached, and deodorized. This…


Top 9 Myths About Autoimmune Disease

At RIFM, we treat autoimmune issues every day. This is where functional medicine shines. So today I’d like to clear up some common myths that I hear regarding autoimmune disease.   1. Autoimmune diseases are rare; not that many people have them. Actually, the opposite is true. If you look at all the autoimmune diseases…


Coach’s Corner: Coffee Lovers Rejoice!

I often get questions about coffee. Clients broach the subject with trepidation, sometimes almost whispering, “Do you think I need to give up coffee?” They are surprised when I say, “Probably not.”   Coffee is a superfood. – Dr. Hartman   I actually don’t have a problem with coffee, but there are caveats to the promotion of a…