Blog Archive

Ever wondered about HPA axis dysfunction? Part 1 Jun 1st, 2020

Hormone dysfunction is at the root of MANY conditions that plague both women and men. Many of us have no idea that something is seriously wrong or even realize what they consider feeling “normal” is far from the possibility for a much more vibrant life.       The "HPA...

Optimizing The 5 Functional Medicine Lifestyle “boxes” To Support Resilience In The Wake Of Covid-19 May 28th, 2020

One of the unexpected—and potentially positive— consequences of the COVID-19 experience is that many people are starting to appreciate how and why their underlying health truly matters.  Functional medicine’s “root cause” and optimized lifestyle approach is tailor made to support this shift in awareness. There are multiple reasons why one...

The Top 5 Questions To Ask Yourself As You Prepare To Start Your Functional Medicine Journey May 25th, 2020

In the conventional medicine model, patients often hope the physician will order that one test or prescribe that one medicine will be the missing link that changes everything. The functional or “root cause” approach instead utilizes a variety of modalities to both treat and prevent disease. Chief among them are...

Five Sleep Habits That Could Boost Your Immune System May 20th, 2020

A poor night’s sleep doesn’t just make you a little grumpy or groggy the next day—it can actually hamper your immune system. While your body is resting at night, the immune system takes advantage of the diminished demands and works hard to fight off the many causes of illness and...

FoundationMED health coach as change partner AND vital link to your physician Apr 30th, 2020

At FoundationMED, each of our physicians partners with a nationally board certified health and wellness coach to ensure that you have all the support you need to get the results you seek   Chances are you already have some idea what lifestyle changes you need to make. After meeting with...

Coronavirus/2019-nCoV/Wuhan Flu Virus Update Apr 11th, 2020

The Problem Coronaviruses are a FAMILY of viruses that have been present for many years in animals and humans. Some strains are zoonotic (meaning they can be transmitted between animals and humans). There are 7 STRAINS of Coronviruses that affect humans - 4 of which cause "cold" symptoms primarily (although...

Coronavirus / 2019-nCoV / Wuhan Flu Virus Update Mar 21st, 2020

The hard facts of the 2019-nCoV (Coronavirus) transmission, lethality, best treatment and more are still being discovered, but this information is being distorted by the huge array of pseudofacts and other factors that result in intense fear in many people. For some interesting information (generally) to review, please see this...

Five perks of walking for a healthier you! Feb 12th, 2020

Improve your mood and sleep  Instead of lounging on the couch with a glass of wine or your favorite comfort food after a hard day at work, opt for a 30 min walk – it’s zero calories!  Stay connected by inviting a friend, your partner or neighbor - which boosts...

Coronavirus 2019-nCoV - Some Basic Information... Feb 10th, 2020

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a NEW CORONAVIRUS (named 2019-nCoV). It was first detected in Wuhan City, China - thought to be initially transmitted FROM animal TO person via a large seafood and live animal market...

5 Benefits of Group Coaching Jan 16th, 2020

Are you someone who gives your all to others without finding the time to give back to yourself?  Do your health goals (losing weight, getting more sleep, finding time for more movement) seem miles in the future?  Have you been told by your doctor to make certain lifestyle changes but...

Want to optimize your health by getting a jumpstart on weight loss? Start here! Jan 14th, 2020

It’s likely that the start of the new decade has you pondering health changes.  If your focus is on optimal nutrition and weight management, consider the strategies of what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat before choosing a diet.   What? Keto? Paleo? Vegan? Low-carb? Dairy...

Simple and Quick Ideas for Meal Prep during the Holidays! Dec 16th, 2019

1. Make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks within reach. When hunger hits, it is way too convenient to reach for the easiest item that might not be so healthy so make it convenient to reach for a healthier snack, like a handful of nuts, apple with almond butter,...

The First Step to Cultivating Healthy Habits: Creating a Vision Dec 10th, 2019

The First Step to Cultivating Healthy Habits:  Creating a Vision I’m a big fan of “being in the moment” as a method of effective stress management. Stress and anxiety typically manifest when the brain is busy ruminating over what happened last week or prognosticating about what might happen tomorrow.  And...

Meal Planning Essentials for a Stress Free Holiday Dec 9th, 2019

Meal planning is a great tool to help you shop smarter, cook smarter, eat smarter and even spend less on groceries. Even in the best of times, it can be challenging to stay on top of, let alone a busy holiday season.  Between trimming the tree, shopping for gifts, going...

5 Steps To Crossing The 2019 Finish Line With No Regrets Oct 27th, 2019

Ready or not, here come the holidays!  The season of joy and giving can also be the season of stress and excess.  Celebrations, travel and gifting are all good things AND there is such a thing as “too much of a good thing”.  Often the strategy for getting through the...

Why Don't ALL Doctors Practice Functional Medicine? Oct 13th, 2019

Its fascinating to look back how our medical system came to be as it currently stands. I would like to briefly review how our system of medical care evolved and why we think there is a better way to address your medical care... In what has now become the standard...