By Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN
To be honest, I’ve never really like the term “picky” when describing a child’s food preferences. It just feels like a negative label, which may actually worsen the problem by becoming a title the child identifies themself with. I prefer to use the terms “limited” or “selective” because they allow…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, can sneak up on someone; even those who are seemingly healthy otherwise. In fact, new research shows that almost half of all Americans—a staggering 46%—are now categorized as having hypertension, while that number used to be closer to 38%. This means a huge portion of…
By Eileen Boté
Tired of feeling worn out and fatigued? Wishing you had more enthusiasm to do the things you love to do, such as embarking on a new exercise routine or learning something new, but just can’t muster the energy? Energy for concentration and physical stamina comes from our cells,…
By Dr. George Papanicolaou, DO
You don’t need experts to tell you we have a big fat problem, but obesity statistics are more staggering than you might imagine. The latest information from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) shows 39.6 percent of…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
As a follow-up to my previous blog on thyroid health, I wanted to highlight a few recipes from the Essential Thyroid Cookbook, written by dietitian, Lisa Markley and Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Jill Grunewald. This…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
The thyroid is one of the most written and talked about glands in the body. It is a butterfly shaped gland that sits in your throat and regulates many of the body’s most important functions. In Functional Medicine, we pay close attention to the thyroid because of its…