What is Metabolic Typing?

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What is Metabolic Typing? Every year, around 45 million Americans go on a diet of some type, whether it’s standard calorie counting and exercise, or one of the latest fad or trend diets. Unfortunately, many people fail to see any real results from their dieting efforts — some of them despite trying every trend diet that pops up on television … Read More

How Cortisol Affects Performance

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How Cortisol Affects Performance The relationship between cortisol and performance is more interdependent than you might think.  They rely on one another for balance, and signal when there is an imbalance, showing adverse signs within your body. When your adrenal functions are working regularly, you can perform at your peak; however, when your adrenal functions are not optimal, then your … Read More

Can Noise Raise Your Blood Pressure?

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Report Shows Noise Raises Blood Pressure Considering living near a busy airport or highway? You may want to give this decision a second thought. In addition to disrupting sleep and contributing to stress, proximity to loud noises has a noticeable effect on our blood pressure. Rich JacobsRich Jacobs is a Board Certified Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner who specializes in … Read More

How to Heal Your Gut

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Having a healthy gut is a mainstream phenomenon. We hear the term “gut health” thrown around on social media, on cable TV, and of course from functional medicine practitioners. It has been linked to everything from weight loss to cancer prevention. But do you really know the true benefits of gut health? Before I delve into everything that can go … Read More

How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

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Lower Blood Pressure Have you been told that you have high blood pressure? Often one of the few vitals taken consistently at the doctor’s office, this simple measurement has a significant impact on our health. But what if high blood pressure, and the subsequent medication(s) prescribed for it, were really a symptom of a larger issue? Could 30% of the … Read More

Does Functional Medicine Work

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My mentor, Dr. Kalish, published his joint research study conducted in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic in May 2016.  This is the first step in proving that both Functional Medicine and the Kalish Method are effective.  There has been great progress in resolving gastrointestinal pathogens, stress markers (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal: HPA Axis) and also stress symptoms (depression, fatigue, anger, tension, confusion). Functional … Read More

Stretch to Win Interview

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[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Here is an interview with Chris Frederick, one of the founders of Stretch to Win. Below, he interviews me about functional medicine and functional diagnostic nutrition. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_video src=”https://youtu.be/0A1SUaK3ChI” image_src=”//i.ytimg.com/vi/0A1SUaK3ChI/hqdefault.jpg” admin_label=”Video”][/et_pb_video][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section] Rich JacobsRich Jacobs is a Board Certified Integrative and Functional Nutrition Practitioner who specializes in resolving gut, insomnia, low libido, fatigue and … Read More

Is Fish Oil a Cure for ADHD?

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Could fish oil cure ADHD? A recent study indicates that omega-3 fish oil might alleviate the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study also appears in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Fish Oil Studies Researchers at the University of South Australia performed the study with 132 children suffering from ADHD. It lasted for 30 weeks. All … Read More