Trailblazing, Datis Kharrazian, PhD, is an award winning functional medicine clinician, recognized for his outstanding skills in brain rehabilitation. His intelligence and strategic thinking radiated from every concept he described at the UCSF . Dr. Kharrazian described how food sensitivities and environmental toxins can trigger immune reactions. These might include pain, depression, fatigue, brain fog,… Continue reading UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 3: Food triggers to inflammation in the Brain and Optimizing Female Hormones
Continuing the discussion of functional approaches to preventing and reversing chronic disease, Dr. Akil Palanisamy, MD, a Harvard/UCSF/Stanford trained physician specializing in the Paleo diet, Ayurveda, and integrative/alternative medicine, presented an integrated look at heart disease, and the link between “leaky gut” and “leaky heart”. How can inflammation of the digestive tract lead to heart… Continue reading UCSF Functional Med Conference 2019, Part 2: Top Strategies for an All Star Microbiome, Heart and Brain.
What an honor it was to attend the IHH UCSF Symposium on Nutrition and Functional medicine last weekend. With an all star roster of physicians and researchers, presenting the latest research on preventing and reversing chronic diseases such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease, and rebalancing hormone function, a wealth of information was provided. The… Continue reading UCSF Functional Medicine Conference 2019. Part 1: Robb Wolf’s Top Strategies for Longevity.
Recently I have heard many references to the paleo and primal diets as being meat heavy...I'd like to take an opportunity to shed some light here. Eating high quantities of meat is not the main philosophy behind these lifestyles. That would be the carnivore diet. As Mark Sisson expresses in www.marksdailyapple.com, "The paleo diet and Primal… Continue reading Paleo and Primal…Meat heavy? No.
Streamline your body and your mind. Rising to one's highest potential is tough work, and so deeply rewarding. There are days when obstacles abound. And we can turn them around, embracing obstacles as opportunities to make us stronger. With this mindset, we shift into high gear, with excitement for the goals before us and our… Continue reading Notes on Mindset and Daily Practice
Honor the power of your mind and body to move yourself into thriving vitality. Through thoughtful, intelligent movement, nourishing food, quality rest/recovery and positive mindset, we can move ourselves out of pain or imbalance into power. See what you can create today. What is one step you can take towards your vision of radiant vitality… Continue reading Movement is Medicine.
Let your light shine through all the clouds!" I held this in my heart as I took ballet class with Stefan Wenta in the rain yesterday. Suddenly, amidst the gray skies, I felt a surge of wonderful energy and clarity with beautiful, powerful movement. May you be finding ways to shine in the rain. When times are… Continue reading Commitment in Challenging Times, and Dancing in the Rain