Cancer Treatments

Every patient and every cancer is different, yet there are some common therapies that we have found helpful.  It is overwhelming to sort through all the possible treatment approaches.  This page is simply meant to be a starting point for most patients. Read our functional medicine cancer protocol. You might consider a blood test to determine what… View Article

Natural Thyroid Inactive Ingredients

Nature-Throid:  colloidal silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, opadry II 85F19316 clear – tablet coating, *lactose monohydrate Lactose is not added to the formula but it is already present in Thyroid USP raw material as a diluent per USP (United States Pharmacopeia). Lactose is not contraindicated for individuals with… View Article

Intravenous Therapies

Intravenous infusions, or IVs, offer the ability to get much higher blood levels of certain nutrients, antioxidants, or other compounds than is possible by oral supplementation.  This allows the various substances to penetrate into the body’s cellular tissues at a much higher concentration and helps the body to assimilate key nutrients where it matters most,… View Article

Functional Medicine focus on the Root Cause of Disease

The healthcare paradigm is shifting. Many physicians are changing the way we practice, analyzing the systems that keep us “healthy” and focusing on the root cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Applying a holistic lens to our patients we are also integrating complementary and alternative therapies to help them achieve wellness. This… View Article

Macuna related nausea

Many patients taking macuna (L-Dopa) will experience nausea as a side effect.  This is caused by an imbalance of serotonin and dopamine.  The amount of serotonin precursor (5HTP) needs to be adjusted. Do not increase macuna until nausea is under control. If taking 1 capsule neuroreplete (NR) 2x/day, lower to 1 capsule 1x/day for 3… View Article

Lower Sex Hormone Binding Globulin and Raise Free Testosterone

Only 3% of circulating testosterone (T) if not bound to a carrier protein call sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and the unbound “free” portion is the active portion.  With aging our SHBG tends to increase resulting in less free T.  A common pattern in lab testing is to have a pretty good total T level… View Article

NAD Therapy: Fuel for Cellular Energy and Addiction Recovery

NAD is short for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide.  NAD is derived from vitamin B3 or niacin and is essential for cells to make energy.  When a hydrogen atom (H) is attached NAD is converted to active NADH.  By then contributing the hydrogen to react with oxygen NADH helps generate energy stored in a chemical form known as ATP or adenosine… View Article

Cancer Fighting Four

These four compounds have each been extensively researched and show strong evidence of benefit in treatment of various cancers.  While each is potent, they combine to make an anti-cancer powerhouse.  Follow the links for each compound for general review, and add specific cancer type to the search bar in order to narrow your search. Turmeric Green Tea… View Article

CoolSculpting Stubborn Fat Away

It’s called stubborn fat for a reason. Those areas where fat just seems to accumulate and not budge. You know, the muffin-tops, the love handles, that poochy tummy. Eating right and exercising keeps the weight in check but those bulges hang in there. Now there is an FDA-approved procedure that removes those pesky spots once… View Article

Pill Stops

When administering Mucuna Pruriens (L-dopa) with 5-HTP, L-cysteine, and cofactors IT IS IMPOSSIBLE to empirically determine if the Mucuna daily dosing value is too high or too low.  It is recommended to do pill stops on Saturday and Sunday, then consider the dosage adjustment starting on Monday. Pill stops are required.  The following is a quick overview:… View Article