June 2020 / 59 posts found

My Journey to Functional Medicine – UltraWellness Center – UltraWellness Center

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As a curious kid who always loved science, I grew up making my own experiments, playing the “Mad Scientist” making volcanoes and smoke bombs in the basement. Biology and chemistry were always my favorite school subjects and I had a supportive family who encouraged these interests. I went on to graduate from Dartmouth Medical School and become Board Certified in Internal Medicine, eventually specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. The opportunity to run my own medical practice came along when I saw an ad in a local medical journal, for an office in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. I was interested in the prospect […]

Why exercise won’t make you lose weight – CNN

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Basal metabolic rate, the amount of energy it takes just to keep your body running (blood pumping, lungs breathing, brain functioning) Breaking down food, scientifically referred to as “diet-induced thermogenesis,” “specific dynamic action” or the “thermic effect of food” Physical activity For most people, basal metabolic rate accounts for 60% to 80% of total energy expenditure, Kravitz said. He cited a study that defines this as “the minimal rate of energy expenditure compatible with life.” As you get older, your rate goes down, but increasing your muscle mass makes it go up. About 10% of your calories are burned digesting […]

After intermittent fasting, these men no longer take insulin for diabetes — but experts stress caution

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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 9.4% of Americans — about 30.3 million people — have diabetes, and nearly a quarter of those are undiagnosed. Ninety to 95% of those cases are Type 2 diabetes. An additional 33.9% of the population, or 84.1 million people, have prediabetes, the agency says. “Diabetes is the No. 1 cause of kidney failure, lower-limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness,” the CDC says. In the study, patients followed 24-hour fasts several times a week. They ate only dinner on fasting days but could drink water, coffee and broth throughout. They were all […]

Facebook is marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam because of a bug – The Verge

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Facebook appears to be marking some posts linking to information and articles about the coronavirus and COVID-19 as spam, as observed by one Verge reporter and many users on Twitter on Tuesday evening. The issue is due to a “bug in an anti-spam system,” according to Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity. Rosen says the company is fixing and bringing all of the posts back. We’re on this – this is a bug in an anti-spam system, unrelated to any changes in our content moderator workforce. We’re in the process of fixing and bringing all these posts back. More […]

Two Glasses Of Wine Before Bed Helps You Lose Weight, According To Science

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Paramount Pictures Wine isn’t exactly known for being part of a healthy lifestyle – especially when you’re dieting and trying to shed a few extra pounds. Anyone who’s ever been on a diet – whether it’s Weight Watchers, Slimming World or Atkins – will be familiar with the pain of having to ditch the booze when you’re trying to get your summer bod back. On average, a large glass of wine – and by large I don’t mean a bucket size I mean around the 250ml mark – is said to contain the same amount of calories as an ice […]

An egg a day may help keep diabetes away | Inquirer Lifestyle

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Image: DebbiSmirnoff/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews New European research has found that a higher intake of eggs, around one egg a day, may help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes compared to those who eat the food less frequently. Carried out by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland, the new study looked at 239 blood serum samples from participants taking part in the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD) in eastern Finland. The samples were analyzed in four groups: subjects with higher egg intake, defined as an average of one egg per day; a lower egg intake, […]

What Is Immuno-Identity? A Functional Medicine Expert Explains

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Immunity is everything. COVID-19 has caused you to become more aware of your own immune function, but immunity is so much more than just staying healthy during a pandemic. Like the nervous system and the microbiome, immunity connects inside to outside. It’s a translator in search of balance. It’s also a system of rapid turnover—1 million new white blood cells every 10 seconds—and interventions can really spark change. My experience in personalized, functional medicine has led me to new ways of thinking about immunity, and in the wake of COVID-19, that work feels even more urgent. By connecting some dots […]

Trump ‘mulling two week quarantine of Americans and closure of most businesses to halt coronavirus’ | Daily Mail Online

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President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling a plan that would call out the National Guard to enforce a two-week quarantine of all Americans if they don’t follow his social distancing guidelines for helping to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  Trump would require all to ‘stay at home,’ in a developing plan which wouldn’t be announced until next week, a source told the Washington Examiner. Most businesses, except for grocery stores and pharmacies, also would close.  Other sources inside the administration say the president also wants to ground all US airline flights.   President Donald Trump is mulling a plan that would […]

At-Home Food Intolerance Tests: A Functional Medicine Perspective | Dr. Will Cole

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by Dr. Will Cole Are you reacting to what you eat? Are those sniffles, skin problems, bloating, cramping, heartburn, diarrhea or constipation related to some particular food sensitivity, or is it caused by something else? Many of my patients want to know if there are particular foods they should avoid due to food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, and as a functional medicine practitioner, I know firsthand how powerful food can be for a person’s health. Not only can food pull you further into the depths of disease, but it can also be your most powerful medicine and help alleviate ongoing symptoms—that […]

How One Woman Inspired Her Family to Lose Weight Together — and to Drop a Total of 487 Lbs.!

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Sarah Bentley and her husband Dave used to eat out for every meal. Breakfast consisted of bagels and cream-filled coffees, then they would eat nothing all day and binge at night on chicken finger subs, Chinese food, chicken wings and pizza. And for dessert, they’d share “a gallon or two of ice cream every single night.” “It was mad. I look back now, and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ “ Dave, 33, tells PEOPLE for the 2019 Half Their Size issue. The Buffalo, New York-based couple’s unhealthy meals and lack of exercise led Sarah to hit 280 lbs., while Dave […]