Nutrition

Probiotics and Your Microbiome

The health of your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) affects your entire body.  One of the main supplements that I recommend to my patients is a good quality high-dose probiotic. Why you ask? Let me tell you… Your gastrointestinal tract is a complex ecosystem containing thousands of species of bacteria. These bacteria can be found in…

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Bone Cannot Survive on Calcium Alone

I have quite a few patients that are concerned about their bone health, and the first question they normally ask is “how much calcium should I be taking?” The answer is that amounts vary according to the patient, and you should not be taking calcium alone. The first question you should ask is what is…

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Preventing The Evil…Inflammation

A brief introduction… When most practitioners talk about “anti-inflammatory” they are generally referring to prescriptions that mask swelling such as NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen.  When functional medicine practitioners talk about anti-inflammatory we are referring to the foods and supplements that prevent the cause of inflammation in the body. Inflammation is the beginning of all…

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