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disease

6 Stress-Busting Techniques From A Cardiologist

For many heart patients, stress is the elephant in the room when we discuss why they missed their goals for proper exercise, nutrition, abstinence...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 12 2014

How Do You Know When It's Time For Antidepressants?

When to turn to medication over a natural route of food therapy.

Alisa Vitti
November 3 2014

What You Need To Know About Viruses

Let's explore the world of viruses to help you better understand these infectious agents.

Nancy Simpkins, M.D.
October 17 2014

The Real Cause Of Acid Reflux + What To Do About It

Millions of people suffer from acid reflux or heartburn for years without receiving an effective solution from mainstream medicine

William Cole, D.C., IFMCP
September 17 2014

I Spent More Than $30K To Cure My Illness, But The Best Treatment Was Free

Nearly 10 years ago a doctor told me that my immune system was attacking my body, and if my illness progressed I could end up in a wheelchair or with...

Shannon Harvey
September 11 2014

Fracking: What It Is & Why You Should Care

Fracking is all over the news lately. No wonder. This technology responsible for America’s recent boost in natural gas production has some critics....

I'm A Model. Here's Why Beauty Standards Are BS

We can all agree that when we look through a magazine, we’re being taught to learn something that is untrue. In the United States, flipping through a...

Emily Nolan
August 12 2014

My Husband Was In The Hospital For 3 Years. Here's What I Learned

Hospitals can be scary places for both the patient and their loved ones. It’s unfamiliar territory; they’re like foreign countries, with their own...

Monique L. Muñoz
August 8 2014

The 4 Fears That Could Be Preventing You From Losing Weight

There are times when I feel like it would be easier for me to convince a patient to change his religious beliefs than to change the food he eats....

What Everyone Should Know About Thyroid Disease

Have you noticed that many people you know have been diagnosed as having a low functioning thyroid, or hypothyroidism? And have you also noticed that...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
July 18 2014

Have Autoimmune Disease? Here's What Could Be Wrong

Autoimmune conditions have exploded to epidemic proportions over the last few decades, affecting an estimated 50 million Americans. To put that in...

Why Heavy Metal Detox Therapy Could Help Prevent Heart Disease

Maybe you know someone who has suffered a heart attack. You're concerned about their well-being, particularly if they're diabetic or suffered a large...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
July 2 2014

7 Reasons Women Should Drink Less Alcohol

I never crashed a car or missed work. In fact, I won awards at work. But during a period of stress and depression, my nightly glass of wine — chopping...

Ann Dowsett Johnston
July 1 2014

7 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About The Nation's Deadliest Cancer

When you hear the words, "the nation's deadliest cancer," which cancer immediately comes to mind? Like most of the population, you probably didn't...

Susan Warmerdam
June 23 2014

Why Wellness Warriors Should Care About Football

As America’s most popular sport, football is a big part of life for many of us. Boys in the United States start playing pee wee football around age 6,...

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Chronic Disease

Over 20 years ago, I co-founded The Institute for Functional Medicine. I wanted to shift the disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more...

7 Tests That Could Help You Live To Be 100

Is living until you're a healthy 150 years old on the verge of becoming the new norm? Will 200 be the new 70? We live at a time when the concept of...