Food Intolerance

Good digestive function is a key to optimal health and wellbeing. Many autoimmune and/or chronic inflammatory conditions are due to food allergies. These food intolerances can lead to inflammation, decreased nutrient absorption, toxin accumulation, and undesirable pathogenic growth of bacteria, yeast and/or parasites. When the digestive tract is inflamed or out of balance, “leaky gut”, … Read moreFood Intolerance

Biotoxin Associated Illness

Common symptoms: Chronic fatigue “Brain fog” Muscle and/or joint pain Neuropathic symptoms (burning/tingling/numbness) Difficulty losing weight Sleep disturbances GI disturbances Assessment/Laboratory evaluation: Visual Contrast Test (VCT): A sensitive screening test of neurologic function, done in the office. Blood tests: Assesses genetic predisposition(s) to biotoxin susceptibility. Assesses current inflammatory and hormonal status. Identifies other contributing factors. … Read moreBiotoxin Associated Illness

Healthy Tips to Keep Warm during winter’s chill

Layering. You are better off with several thin layers of clothing that trap warm body heat between them than you are with 1 or 2 thick layers. Consider a camisole/t-shirt under a thermal layer, such as 1-2 layers of silk turtle neck, another thin long-sleeved shirt, and/or a vest, with closed jacket over that. Leg … Read moreHealthy Tips to Keep Warm during winter’s chill

Integrative Medicine–a University of Maryland Graduate Program

As Adjunct Faculty for the University of Maryland, School of Medicine, I helped to create the following online program in the University of Maryland’s Graduate school. The Integrative Health and Wellness certificate is a unique, 12-credit graduate certificate program offered entirely online through the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This one-year certificate is designed to help … Read moreIntegrative Medicine–a University of Maryland Graduate Program