Personal Care

Enhancing Fertility with Functional Medicine: Insights from the Peer-Review Literature

By Erik Goldman

Approximately 1 in 8 every couples in the US faces fertility challenges. And that’s a conservative estimate. As functional medicine practitioners, we could easily postulate that optimal fertility is even more fleeting for many more people, as are optimal maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Humans today face a daunting moment. In the industrialized world, fertility […]

“Core” Values: How to Help Patients Build Strength and Improve Balance

By Stacy Collier, Contributing Writer

Balance is an essential concept in holistic medicine. The word is everywhere: we talk about work-life balance, balancing hormones and neurotransmitters, keeping an ideal acid-alkaline balance. All of those are important. But the reality is, many people struggle with the much more basic issue of physical balance. Especially as people age, the ability to stay […]

How Body Recomposition Can Revolutionize Your Patients’ Health

By Stacy Collier

Body recomposition refers to the process of gaining muscle and losing fat simultaneously. It is not a specific diet or exercise plan. Rather, it is a set of principles and practices that help people build muscle and strength, lose fat, and establish healthy eating and exercise habits. When followign the 5 main pillars of body […]

Healing Primary Care’s Moral Injury

By Erik Goldman

For decades, the United States has failed to invest in primary care. The result is a situation that has sorely compromised the health and well-being of patients and practitioners alike. Though it consistently accounts for 50% of all annual medical visits, primary care represents less than 7% of the nation’s total healthcare expenditures, and receives […]

Ayurvedic Tips for Staying Balanced in a Medical Life

By Amber Lynn Vitse - Vol. 13, No. 2. , 2012

it is no big secret that many health care professionals put their own health far down on their priority list. The culture of medicine puts enormous pressures on practitioners, and in many ways, fosters unhealthy imbalances. Ayurvedic medicine is an excellent place to look for wisdom on rediscovering balance in a fast-paced medical life.

Bones Says…”Counteract Clinician Kyphosis!”

By Stephanie Pieczenik Marango, MD, RYT

Whether you spend your days bending over an examining table, stooping to write patient notes, or sitting in front of a computer viewing medical images, odds are good that you’re suffering from a case of Clinician Kyphosis. Bones’ remedy? A yoga move known as the “Cobra Pose”

“Bones Says”….Take the Stand!

By Stephanie Pieczenik Marango, MD, RYT - Vol. 12, No. 3. , 2011

The daily demands of being a health care professional are daunting. Stressors abound–emotional, cognitive, and physical. The “Bones Says” column offers busy-caregivers some friendly tips for restoring well-being while on the wards, in the office, or wherever it is you spend your time caring for others. “Bones Says….” is adapted from its original home at living anatome, a website that helps medical students practice what they preach, by promoting conversations and curriculum concerning self-health.

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Treating Skin Disorders From the Inside Out: An Interview with Dr. Julia Hunter

By Roby Mitchell, MD / Contributing Writer - Vol. 11, No. 4. , 2010

Many dermatologists will lip-service the ideas that, “beauty begins from within,” and “Skin health is a reflection of overall health.” But very few of them practice that way. Dr. Julia Hunter, a holistic dermatologist in Los Angeles, is a rare exception. In this interview with Dr. Roby Mitchell, Dr. Hunter shares insight on connections between the skin and the gut, the role of vitamin C in skin care, skin care ingredients to avoid, and much more.