Cardiometabolic Health – The Functional Medicine Way

+ Cross Back to Health Today! An estimated 47 million people in the U.S. are living with cardiometabolic disorders, putting them at an increased risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Risk factors include hypertension, high fasting blood … Continued

Heart Healthy Recipe – Savory Seed Crackers

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/3 cup flax seeds 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/4 cup water 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon guar or xanthan gum More water if … Continued

What Makes Functional Medicine Different?

+ Cross Back to Health Today! Functional Medicine is proactive, predictive and personalized medicine which empowers patients to take an active role in their own health. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, … Continued

Rainbow Smoothie

Makes 2 servings. Each serving is about 8 to 10 ounces. Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Green tea (cold) 1 Cup Hemp or almond milk (unsweetened) 1-2 Tbsp. Chia seeds (whole or ground) 1/4 Tsp. Cinnamon 1/8 Tsp. Ginger (dried) OR 1/2 … Continued

3 Day Detox Cleanse

This 3 Day Cleanse will help you feel like new while improving your health and energy levels. This program was developed by The Dr. Oz Show. Before starting, below is a shopping list of everything that you will need for … Continued

Immune Boosting Smoothie

This smoothie is not only delicious but loaded with lots of Vitamin C to Boost the Immune System. For Optimal Health this Winter – give it a try. It’s easy and kids will love it too! Ingredients: 1 orange, peeled … Continued

12 Strategies to Enhance Your Immune System!

We are constantly exposed to potential infectious agents like viruses and bacteria that cause infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis and ear infections. The immune system defends us from invaders and repairs the damage that occurs with infections. When the … Continued

Hormones – A Functional Medicine Perspective

Healthy Planet – October 2015   Hormonal imbalances can cause of a host of serious health problems, including inflammation, metabolic syndrome, adrenal fatigue, sexual dysfunction, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, dementia and more.  Yikes!  While many things can cause an imbalance … Continued

Biochemical Individuality – Why One Size Does Not Fit All!

Biochemical Individuality and Functional Medicine Healthy Planet – November 2015   Functional Medicine is focused on overall health by using personalized and system-oriented medical care. We are all truly unique in our genetic makeup and in how our environmental exposures … Continued

Awesome and Super Easy Chia Pudding

COCOA-CHIA PUDDING: It only takes 5 minutes, no cooking, provides fiber, omega 3’s and it’s delicious! FODMAP – approved Ingredients:  ½ cup chia seeds  3 cups any type of “milk” – I make mine with almond milk  … Continued