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Functional Medicine Readiness Questionnaire

Functional medicine is the intersection of naturopathy and Western medicine. It does not swear off the use of prescription drugs, but it also does not treat symptoms. In functional medicine, doctors identifies the genetic, environmental, and biochemical causes of illness that are the underlying causes of disease and create a program that addresses those variables. …

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Gift Yourself a Healthy Lifestyle This Holiday Season

With a shortened holiday season and too much stress associated with it, instead of writing out a Christmas or Hanukkah gift list this year, I’d like to suggest you create a “healthy lifestyle checklist.” Sure, you’re probably going to have to buy a few gifts for family and friends, but really, what’s better than giving …

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scale reading 219.6 pounds

Spring Detox: ‘Interior Cleaning’ is a Challenge and a Necessity

It feels like spring has finally arrived. With the calendar at May 1, the weather is temperamental.  Over the weekend, I was in Richmond, where it was 89 degrees. I drove two hours back to DC. It was a balmy 45. The fluctuations are a sure sign that it’s time for a spring detox. Since …

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Healthy eating is not a diet

Why Don’t Diets Work? 5 Reasons Diets are Doomed to Fail

Does this sound familiar? You hear about this wonderful diet that will guarantee weight loss, so you try it, only to gain even more weight back once you’ve lost it? Don’t feel bad. You are not alone. Just because a diet works for one person does not mean that it works for everyone. Diets are …

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post-op recovery supplements

Post-Op Recovery: The Benefits of Supplements

The attached photo is a look at the assortment of supplements I have been taking as part of my pre- and post-surgical regimen.  At first glance it may seem excessive, but when we are talking about repairing and regenerating tissue, whether its post-surgery, post-injury, or post-illness, the goal should be to get it right the …

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Good News! You’re Not Losing Weight … Because You Overeat

“Why am I not losing weight?” It’s a question that people ask themselves when they change to a healthier diet, but don’t see noticeable results. Turns out it’s not the quality of the food that is making you fat. Rather, eating too much food — the quantity — is what puts pounds on the scale. Revolutionary, right? Well, maybe not, but a new …

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Courtney Fulton’s 7-Day Green Smoothie Challenge Starts Monday

It’s midsummer. You’re probably feeling your healthiest of the year with a glow on your skin and some outdoor activities under your belt that don’t include hot dog-eating contests. Want to take it to the next level? Health coach Courtney Fulton is doing a seven-day smoothie challenge beginning Monday (July 13). Green Smoothies are a …

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