11 Surprising causes of weight gain

The factors that contribute to our country's obesity and weight gain epidemic don't stop at the refrigerator door or the restaurant menu. TreeHugger.com compiled this excellent list, which contains numerous waist-expanding phenomena you probably hadn’t thought of ... Cul de...

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A Conversation with Dr. Trevor Cates

Trevor Cates:  How do you help your … With your patients and your practice, achieving optimal health with having glowing skin and helping them with … slowing down the aging process, all the things that you and I have...

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Dr. Mark – Evolution of Medicine summit – interview excerpt

James: Great to have you here on the line. Dr. Menolascino and I have known each other for a few years. We met at the Heal Thy Practice Conference in 2011, and I've had an opportunity to go out...

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Do We Have Alzheimer’s Disease All Wrong?

Last spring break, flying home from Nebraska after visiting my mom on Mother’s Day, my now 14 year old daughter told me, “Dad, I better figure out what I am going to be when I grow up, because Grandma...

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A chat with the last of the Mayan healer priests

Ethnobotany is the study of indigenous cultures and their use of herbals for healing and Belize is a hotspot for ethnobotany. My path through this rainforest of knowledge began on a small island in Belize. I was completing a masters...

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Lifestyle – a healthier alternative to drugs

Can we reverse diabetes? Can we stop this epidemic of disease? Will one in three children born today really develop diabetes in our lifetime? Will this be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents? The answer is...

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Under Recognized Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism, the name given to low production of thyroid hormone, is vastly under recognized in our country.  Many people have vague complaints that they attribute to ‘aging’.  Yet when you tie them all together the answer lies in thyroid...

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Eat better, sleep better

Remember the warm glass of milk before bed? Probably one of the worst choices we can make for our kids. We see so much whey and dairy sensitivity, and we also see sleep improve in most people who stop...

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Is grain reducing your vitality? An athletic perspective

Over the last five years we have worked with several hundred college athletes and dozens of pro-athletes to crack the code to their individualized nutrition. There is a new type of precision nutrition developing from functional medicine, which utilizes...

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7 Steps (and more) to Get the Most out of your Next Doctor’s Appointment

If you are going to your doctor for a routine exam, meeting with a new doctor or seeing a specialist for a recent health concern, you want to leave feeling confident, assured and with a solid sense of direction. The...

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