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Functional Medicine Manifesto

A Wellness Manifesto

8 Keys to Your Best Health

1. We are designed to be healthy. When we are not, there is a reason. Provide the right care & environment, and that reason will resolve itself.
2. Food is the foundation. There is no pill, procedure or exercise that can overcome a bad diet.

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Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out - Naturally

Heal Your Skin from the Inside Out – Naturally

Globally, consumers spent $121 billion – with a ‘B’ – dollars on skin care. When you struggle with painful, uncomfortable and embarrassing skin diseases like dermatitis, Hidradenitis, eczema, psoriasis and many more, it’s easy to understand. In an effort to heal our skin, we spend wads of cash and will try putting anything on our skin that might promise relief. Sadly, this approach doesn’t work.

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healing your skin starts with healing your gut.

Skin Problems Are Rarely Skin Deep

Why Healing Your Skin Starts with Healing Your Gut

Modern research has proven there’s a “skin-gut” connection. Once you fix the health problems in your digestive system, your skin issues naturally get resolved.

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The Mystery of a Disfiguring Rash Gets Solved

The Mystery of a Disfiguring Rash Gets Solved

A Case Study with a Surprising Twist

I work with many people with different types of severe skin issues. By the time they see me, they’ve already tried topicals like a steroid cream, and they’ve already been to a dermatologist – or several. At best, they’ve gotten temporary relief.

How am I able to offer any help when a dermatologist can’t? Because a skin problem isn’t always a skin problem.

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Suffering Invisibly

Are You Suffering Invisibly with a Chronic Autoimmune Condition?

As a Functional Medicine practitioner, people show up in my office every day who suffer invisibly. You look fine, yet you are struggling inside with fatigue, pain, digestive problems, memory issues, skin issues, or a number of other health problems that are common among autoimmune conditions.

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Clearing up eczema

Clearing Up Eczema

How to eliminate your skin troubles once and for all

If you (or your kids) have eczema, you’ve probably been to numerous doctors and dermatologists, and you’ve tried things like cortisone creams, moisturizers, or topical calcineurin inhibitors (TCIs). And, if you’re like most people, you’ve discovered that none of these actually fix the problem.

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EBV: A Common Root Cause of Autoimmune Disease

Could this common virus be the root cause of your autoimmune condition?

A Closer Look at Epstein-Barr

If you are like most of the people who come in to see me, you are frustrated about having a chronic illness and the lack of any real help to correct it – beyond taking a prescription for it. You would also like to understand WHY you got this condition in the first place.

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Missing the Mark on Autoimmunity

Missing the Mark on Autoimmunity

When it comes to autoimmune diseases, conventional medicine misses the mark entirely. First, in the early years when symptoms aren’t that bad, you hear, “Your labs look good. There’s nothing wrong with you.” Meanwhile, your health continues to deteriorate.

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Autoimmunity is the New Health Crisis

Autoimmunity is the New Health Crisis

Autoimmune conditions are still seen as individual diseases to be treated by a specialist of the affected body part. If breast cancer, melanomas, and renal cell carcinoma are all counted as cancer, why aren’t the numerous autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s, Raynaud’s, and Scleroderma all counted in a collective autoimmunity tally?

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