Functional Medicine

It is hard to look at the vast options available for multivitamins and know which is best for you.  Many times we are just drawn to the ones we have seen on TV.  Often, these are not the most readily absorbed and do not contain...

In today’s society, many women and men struggle with common ailments such as low energy, lack of motivation, obesity (which can lead to diabetes and heart disease) and poor sleep.  A healthy diet should be the cornerstone to feel your best. But even the best...

Individualized for You, compounded bioidentical hormone replacement allows individualized treatment for your specific needs. If you are wondering about natural alternatives for peri– and menopausal symptoms and may not want to take commercially available synthetic hormones or have had side effects or not responded to traditional...

Part 2:  A Look at Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Another very popular group of medications are proton-pump inhibitors or PPI (Prilosec, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium).  These medications treat heartburn and GERD by reducing stomach acid by up to 99 percent.  Though effective at treating acid reflux, decreasing stomach...

Part 1:  A Look at Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Many patients and even doctors are unaware that several of the most commonly prescribed medications can deplete vital nutrients.  This is concerning, especially considering that most Americans already struggle with poor nutrition.  As Americans, we are also heavily...

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids. This means that your body is unable to synthesize them on its own and they must be obtained through your diet. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are very common in our diets. Unfortunately, Americans on average consume...

Many people fail to realize that 80% of the body’s immune system is in the gut.  After this winter of rampant illness, we are all concerned about how well our body can fight disease causing organisms, but we also need to make sure that our...

Progesterone (P4) helps balance estradiol (E2) in the body, making its use in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) just as important as E2. Conventional HRT wisdom seems to claim that since progesterone’s main role is to protect the uterus from estrogen dominance, no further P4 treatment...

For years, doctors and nutritionists have touted the benefits of magnesium.  It is estimated that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this vital mineral.  The reason for such a high incidence of magnesium deficiency is multifaceted:  Soil depletion has lowered the amount of magnesium...

It’s that time of year again.  New deductibles, coinsurance, copays, formularies and prior authorizations. Below is a chart of some common prescription dermatology products and their cost. You can see that many of them are tremendously expensive. Even if you have insurance your copay or deductible...

New year.  New you.  New nutritional supplement?  If you are like most Americans, you would like to lose a little of the extra weight.  Diet and exercise are crucial to this goal, but sometimes you need a little extra boost.  We offer some high quality...