Melatonin is a neurotransmitter which is released from the pineal gland and helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. Release is triggered by darkness, conversely bright lights reduce its production. Clinically the use of melatoninread more
Elements of Functional Medicine
The knowledge base—or “footprint”—of Functional Medicine is shaped by six core foundations.
Gene-Environment Interaction: Functional Medicine is based on understanding the metabolic processes of
Upstream Signal Modulation: Functional Medicine interventions seek to influence biochemical pathways “upstream” and prevent the overproduction of damaging end products, rather than blocking the effects of those end products. For example, instead of using drugs that block the last step in the production of inflammatory mediators (NSAIDs, etc.), Functional Medicine treatments seek to prevent the upregulation of those mediators in the first place.read more
Artificial are sweeteners that are not found in nature, these sweeteners contain fewer or no calories. They are typically used a replacement for sugar in processed foods.read more
Functional medicine approach to tired and wired.
SLEEP AND RELAXATION
Avoid caffeine intake and alcohol 4-5 hours before bedtime.
Follow a regular sleep/wake schedule including weekends and holidays.
Direct Primary Care or DPC was not always a familiar concept for me, and I am sure many of you are wondering exactly what this is. In this post I will attempt to define DPC, compare DPC with traditional fee for service (FFS) medicine, and highlight the benefits for you as the client who chooses to be a part of DPC.read more
As long as I can remember I wanted to be a physician. The first half of my life was spent chasing this beautiful dream. However the reality of working as a physician was far from the dream I once dreamt.
After slew of private and academic jobs I decided to leave traditional practice. Something was lacking, I felt incomplete. I had no idea what was lacking or missing from my career. I was a new mother; my husband supported the idea of part time work. I worked part time, stayed home with our kids and went on a soul searching journey. I practiced yoga, meditation and hired a personal trainer. As I searched for answers it was apparent I need to start a solo practice and practice medicine the way my soul desires.read more