The Nuances of Dietary Supplements

2021-04-06T14:56:16+00:00February 3rd, 2021|

Did you know the FDA regulates dietary supplements (often referred to as nutraceuticals) as food and not in the same way they regulate pharmaceuticals?  Why is that an important point to make?  Because you must rely on the supplement manufacturer to impose their own quality standards.  Choosing high quality, professional pharmaceutical grade supplements is [...]

The Importance Of Liver Function

2020-07-16T21:47:31+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Learn about The Importance Of Liver Function Weighing in at around 3 pounds, the liver is the largest organ in our body and one that carries out hundreds of metabolic functions. The liver takes in nutrient-rich blood from the digestive system and processes the nutrients to supply cells with them when needed. It also [...]

Blue Light Filter Glasses

2021-03-01T19:45:53+00:00October 11th, 2019|

Updated: March 1st, 2021  This might be the single most important tip I could give all of my patients. Read on to learn more. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and other chronic sleep conditions. Packed schedules filled with multi-tasking, countless hours of exposure [...]

Dietary Fat: Friend or Foe?

2022-03-04T05:35:07+00:00September 19th, 2019|

Dietary fat has been a controversial topic for many years. Most of us grew up avoiding saturated fats like eggs and red meat because we were taught they raise our cholesterol levels and cause heart disease. However, current research shows that healthy fats have many benefits. First, let’s understand the difference between a healthy fat [...]

Eat Local This Summer

2020-07-16T22:18:48+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Where to find the freshest food in Colorado Heading into the summer months is a great time to consider the benefits of eating local. We live in a time when most foods are available to us year-round. But does this benefit us? Let’s consider a few reasons why eating local is a great option for [...]

What to Eat While Traveling

2020-07-16T22:21:57+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Summer often results in a shift from our normal routine - with kids out of school and vacations, it’s a challenge to maintain a healthy diet. Too many changes in our eating can result in a recurrence of old symptoms and/or just not feeling optimal. Whether you take a trip or go on an outing [...]

Beyond Food Allergies: The Range of Food Reactions

2022-05-13T04:35:57+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: 5/12/2022 One in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, which equates to approximately 2 in every school classroom. What’s even more shocking is the dramatic increase in food allergies over recent years: according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), food allergies among children increased by about 50% between 1997 [...]

High Intensity Health: An Interview with Mike Mutzel

2020-07-16T23:15:52+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Imagine driving to work while learning habits that will improve your mental clarity; working out at the gym while getting tips for a ketogenic diet; watching your child’s soccer practice while learning how to curb your addictions; or washing dinner dishes while listening to strategies to sleep more soundly through the night. All of these [...]

New Study Links Gluten Sensitivity to Leaky Gut

2020-07-16T23:34:30+00:00June 24th, 2019|

This is the first study to show - without a doubt - that gluten sensitivity, leaky gut, and systemic inflammation are inextricably related. Stock image of bread skull and crossbones on white background The News: Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently published results of a groundbreaking study: the study provides biological evidence [...]

The Gut Microbiome

2020-07-17T03:59:22+00:00May 9th, 2019|

The gut microbiome represents the total population of microbes which reside in the intestine. The microbial makeup for each individual is as unique as an individual’s fingerprint. The Human Microbiome Project sponsored by the National Institute of Health was established to identify and characterize the microorganisms which are found in association with both healthy [...]

The 4 R’s: Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, Repair

2020-07-17T04:16:50+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

The 4 R’s protocol has been used successfully for years in functional medicine. It involves removing anything that is making you sick, replacing anything you are deficient in, re-inoculating the gut with probiotics and repairing any damage to the intestinal lining. The first of the 4 R’s involves removing any allergenic foods, chemical irritants, [...]

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