When considering direct-to-consumer genetic or DNA testing – such as from 23andMe® or Ancestry.com® – one of the biggest concerns is protecting privacy. But do those concerns – and potential risks – outweigh the benefits of unlocking the wealth of knowledge about your health that’s locked away in your DNA? Today, let’s explore both sides…
Can exercise ever be a bad thing? If you’re not doing the right type of exercise for your physiology, the answer is yes. If you missed Good Medicine On the Go Episode #7 Exercise is as Unique as Your Patient listen here….
Genetic differences may be a key to understanding why weight loss methods work for some and fail others. Even more importantly: if we understand these genetic differences, practitioners can tailor their recommendations for each patient, giving your patients better results. It’s not a matter of having “good genes” or “bad genes”for weight loss. It’s about understanding the differences and working with them, not against them. This is crucial in the patient’s journey to write their destiny….
Why do some people seem unaffected by – or even able to thrive under – stress, while others suffer with depression, anxiety, or turn to unhealthy coping strategies like overeating? While no one factor can explain these differences entirely, emerging research about genetic variations can provide a big clue….
Dr. Greenblatt shared a fascinating case study during our podcast interview. The case study was not included in our First Things First, Mental Health Episode #2 podcast. I had heard Dr. Greenblatt lecture on a patient named Larry. Larry had adopted exceptionally clean nutrition and lifestyle changes. He was eating all the right things, absolutely removed all the high allergen foods plus he was on two pages of supplements….
Functional Medicine is overwhelming to both providers and patients. The provider has been tenaciously studying the functional medicine tenants, balancing their own physical, mental and emotional health, family relationships, career development, and assuming great risk opening a private practice….