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WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Let’s say you have a splinter in your finger. This splinter is causing quite a bit of misery. It throbs, it’s swollen, and tender to the touch. (Acute inflammation at work) You go see the doctor for your splinter and he/she puts you on painkillers. Wait, what? Why prescribe painkillers to treat the symptoms of more…

Let’s Stop Perpetuating The Calories In/Calories Out Myth

I am SO SICK of seeing simplistic graphics like this all over social media. Graphics that adhere to the notion that we are entirely in control of how our calories are being distributed, utilized, and burned. Guess what! We aren’t! We don’t get a say in all of that. That’s hormones job. Multiple hormones. They more…

Your Olive Oil Mayo Isn’t What It Seems

Another day of sly marketing tactics: How many people buy the olive oil mayo because they know that olive oil is a better choice? But how many people actually flip that jar over and read the ingredients on the backside? It’s not just made with olive oil. There is canola AND soybean oil in it more…

PSA For Our Little Athletes

  This morning my son wasn’t feeling too great. He was a little lethargic and then started to complain that his eyes were hurting. My first thought was that it was a migraine so we immediately got out the ice pack to put on his head. Then I remembered how drenched in sweat he was more…

Chronic Cardio. Is There Such Thing As Too Much?

I keep seeing post after post, both on Facebook and Instagram, from people who are doing insane amounts of exercise and glorifying it like it’s a measure of honor. And then being commended for their level of dedication and motivation by their friends and followers. Would these people still commend them if they knew the more…