I just completed five very dense days of Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). I stuffed my brain during all-day classes, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. At least this was my view during ... Read More
Laura practices Functional Medicine from an evolutionary approach. This includes an ancestral, nutrient dense diet. We learn from our ancestors how whole foods, that have been on the human menu for hundreds of thousands of years, are correlated with the absence of many chronic diseases of modern cultures. Functional Medicine is unique in that the essence is to find the root causes that create symptoms and diseases. It's not about masking symptoms with drugs, supplements or herbs. We want patients to feel better, but we want to correct the underlying imbalances so that symptoms do not need to be masked. Functional Medicine is integrative and uses the most sophisticated tests for assessment, and the most effective treatments that cause the least harm. LEARN MORE HERE!
Get Help With Sleep Now This is the fourth post in a series about sleep. Read the previous posts, one, two, and three. This post is about natural solutions, therefore I don't cover medications. There are natural supplements that can help with ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This post is the third in a series about sleep. Read the first or the second post. Women over 40, menopausal women, and postmenopausal women have unique challenges to getting a good night's sleep, compared to younger ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This is part two of a series on sleep. You can read the first post here. In the last post I wrote about the circadian hormones melatonin and cortisol. I continue in this post, and get specific about regulating cortisol to ... Read More
Get Help With Sleep Now This is part one of a three-part post on sleep and how to improve it. In the second post, I'll share sleep tips that I have found most effective, from my work with a variety of patients with sleep problems. The third post ... Read More