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

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

What You Need for Awesome Health

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Is your schedule packed with holiday gatherings? Do evenings with family, friends, and coworkers dominate your December? Have you made a list (and checked it twice) to make sure that these events fall anywhere other than the week of your period? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone! Find out what you need for awesome health every day of the … Read More

How to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

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Functional Medicine Proven Effective by the Mayo Clinic

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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

Why Don’t I Have More Energy?

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Do you have the energy to go about daily tasks and do things you enjoy? This is the minimum requirement for a good quality of life. I suffered from chronic fatigue for nearly 2 years. I know what it is like to force myself out of bed and try to drag myself through each day. Every task seemed like a … 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

Can You Really Prevent Cancer?

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Is it possible to prevent cancer?  When someone in the family has cancer, even though it is not the death sentence that it once might have been, it still hits hard. Your physical, emotional and financial health all suffer. Four out of every ten Americans are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. Half of those will die … 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

The Dangers of Drugs and ADHD

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Are ADHD drugs really safe and effective? Find out what the USDA is urging patients to consider. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has directed the manufacturers of all drugs approved for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to develop Patient Medication Guides. These Guides must alert patients that possible cardiovascular risks and adverse mental symptoms are … Read More