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The Functional Medicine Approach to High Blood Pressure

The most commonly diagnosed medical condition in the United States is high blood pressure, or hypertension, and blood pressure medications are among the top 10 most commonly prescribed drugs. However, these medications can cause undesirable side effects. It’s better to address the underlying causes of high blood pressure—research shows diet and lifestyle changes are just [...]

What About Alcohol?

One of the most common questions I get is about alcohol. Is it acceptable when following PFC guidelines? How does alcohol fit into this lifestyle? Should I drink it if I’m trying to lose weight? What should I drink when I drink? Do YOU drink? Before we go any further into this topic, I want to start [...]

Thyroid and Cholesterol Connection

Before I get into some of the confounders in my n=1 experiment I want to quickly explain the relationship between thyroid function and cholesterol (specifically lipoproteins). Most people understand that the thyroid controls our metabolism, which in fitness terms usually means how many calories we burn. What is sometimes lost is that metabolism includes ALL of the [...]

I am an Elitist Foodie

An interesting thing has happened over the past several decades that is indicative of where our food values have gone.  When I mention to friends and colleagues that I eat grass fed beef and pasture raised chicken and pork, or wild Alaskan salmon and organic vegetables and fruits I often get strange looks.   I [...]

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