Prunes or dried plums are a good source of fiber, sorbitol (a sugar alcohol that can soften and loosen the stool) and contain high levels of phytonutrients called phenols. Get the best of both worlds when you combine them in this Prune Apricot Compote!
For this week’s Functional Health Minute, I’d like to spend a few minutes talking about gut symptoms. About 80% of the immune system is located inside the gut. If we don’t get right what’s going on in there, we’re going to struggle with lots of symptoms! So how do we test for these symptoms? Let me explain.
Are you one of the millions of those affected by chronic fatigue? Or are you in constant debilitating pain – unexplained muscle cramps, numbness or tingling have become your norm. It might surprise you, but the cause of all your chronic symptoms might be the air you breathe!
Naltrexone is a prescription medication primarily known for curbing opioid withdrawals and cravings. Naltrexone also reduces alcohol cravings and limits effects if taken beforehand. However, we are finding that Naltrexone has many other conditions it helps treat, including autoimmune disease.
Not all cookware is considered safe by Functional Medicine standards. Read on to find out which products can leach toxins into your food (and should be avoided) and which ones are the ones we consider safest.
Today I invited Patrick Sullivan, CEO of JigSaw Health to my office so we could talk about the importance of magnesium and a magnesium study they recently completed and published in the Journal of American College of Nutrition. Magnesium is involved in over 300 different metabolic reactions in the body and thousands of enzymatic reactions so it’s pretty darn important! Learn more about their research, also referred to as the Scottsdale Magnesium Study, and the importance of magnesium in this video!
Get more recipes like this from Dr. Kara Fitzgerald. Our anti-allergy salad includes quercetin-rich apple, onion, parsley and broccoli sprouts combine with anthocyanins in blueberry and red onion, and omega-3 rich flaxseed and salmon to produce a potently anti-histamine meal for anyone suffering with seasonal allergies. For more information on combatting allergies naturally, read our…