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October 20, 2018
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CBD – Cannabidiol: Benefits Without the High?

Recently I published a Cannabis article here on the blog, a general review of my thoughts on marijuana use.  As a follow-up to that article, and to your questions (thank […]
October 17, 2018
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Cannabis: Good for Your Health?

Today Canada made cannabis legal for recreational use nationwide, and their government will also pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less. As a Functional Medicine […]
October 13, 2018
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How to Train Your Brain!

TRUE OR FALSE? Doing puzzles and other learning games will “train your brain” and boost your brain performance and memory. Well, it depends on what activities you are doing. Here’s […]
October 1, 2018
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Is It Possible to “Rewrite” Trauma?

Deeply traumatic events can affect us at a cellular level, literally. Traumas are fear-based memories that embed themselves into our brains with neuron activity. Recent research may provide a clue […]
May 10, 2018
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Don’t Raise Your Glass, It May be Toxic

Toxins are linked to many health concerns. One of the things I test for in my patients is the presence of toxins. When toxins like lead or cadmium are found […]
April 24, 2018
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Is Stress Contagious?

Do you know of someone who stresses you out? Someone who sucks the air out of the room? Studies have shown that stress and emotions are contagious. If that isn’t […]
April 18, 2018

How Gut Microbes Shape the Brain

Evidence of the association between the gut microbiome (the microorganisms living in the intestines, including bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa) and the brain, keeps getting stronger. Several studies have shown […]
September 20, 2017

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare

My Dream Home Turned Into A Toxic Mold Nightmare A mother of two put all of her life savings into buying a house that ended up poisoning her family. Read […]
June 6, 2017

Glycine – The Versatile Amino Acid