Is Toxic Mold Causing Your Symptoms? A Conversation with Dr. Ann Shippy

     Download MP3 Toxic mold is more common than you may think. Mold exposure causes a variety of health problems like hormonal imbalances, brain fog, headaches, asthma, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hair loss, and autoimmunity, to name a few. It all begins with a feeling that something is “off.” On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our […]

Why the CEO of Cleveland Clinic Embraced Functional Medicine

Obesity and type 2 diabetes create trillions of dollars in direct and indirect healthcare costs each year, due to their high prevalence and their ability to promote a wide range of other chronic diseases. These diseases are perpetuated by subsidies of the wrong kinds of foods—like sugar and flour—making them cheaper and more widely available […]

Understanding Your Body’s “Bugs”

In Functional Medicine, we put a heavy emphasis on gut health. We know that a strong gut is not just essential for digesting food and absorbing nutrients, but that it plays a vital role in the immune system and affects the health of the entire body. This is in large part thanks to the microbiome—the trillions […]

A Collaborative Approach to Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, urgency, and painful cramping—these are just some of the many difficult symptoms that come along with inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD. This disorder is an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms and diagnoses, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, and it impacts millions of Americans each day. Though […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Understanding The Root Cause of Autoimmune Conditions and Navigating the Healthcare System with Meghan Telpner

     Download MP3 Did you know that 77% of Americans say they regularly experience symptoms caused by stress, 50% experience fatigue, and 30% experience digestive issues? Digestive upset and fatigue together are an excellent combination for impairing the immune system, and therefore, it becomes a collective journey to heal the body. On today’s Broken […]

Integrating Functional Medicine into Cleveland Clinic’s Inflammatory Bowel Program

In medical school, we learned how to diagnose diseases and treat symptoms. What we didn’t learn is the science of cultivating a healthy inner garden; a strong microbiome that supports the rest of the body, but that is where the research is headed, especially in the field of gut health. Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, […]

Meditation as Medicine

Would you take a daily pill if it was scientifically proven to benefit your brain by increasing focus; reducing stress, anxiety, and depression; and improving memory, emotional awareness, and overall happiness? What if it wasn’t through taking a pill, but simply the act of sitting still, for even just one minute a day? This week’s […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

     Download MP3 Around the globe, we are waking up to how many of our ailments and illnesses can be attributed to our sedentary lifestyles. We have been told to move more to resolve our pain or decrease our risk for certain ailments, but we’re not sure where to start. On today’s Broken Brain […]

Is one minute of meditation enough?

How did a skeptical journalist find his way from depression and panic attacks to a more balanced, mindful life? Meditation. For a long time, meditation was sold in a way that made many people wary of its actual benefits. But now, we know this practice of sitting calmly, focusing on the breath, and watching thoughts […]

How to Curb Cravings for Good

This time of year I see many patients who feel that their food cravings have gotten out of control. Overindulgence from the holidays has led to a steady stream of poor food choices in their everyday lives. From a heightened caffeine addiction to constantly consuming flour-based items and sugary sweets, many people feel trapped in […]

The Microbiome and Whole-Body Health

Functional Medicine puts a major focus on the gut. The health of the digestive system greatly impacts the health of the whole body, in large part due to the hundreds of trillions of bacteria residing there, breaking down our food, fighting pathogens, controlling our metabolism, and more. This week’s guest on The Doctor’s Farmacy, Dr. […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – The Postpartum Experience and Women’s Health with Dr. Maggie Ney

          Download MP3 Did you know that the postpartum hormone drop is considered the largest sudden hormone change in the shortest amount of time… and it has a tremendous impact on the brain? With such a dramatic drop in hormone levels it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 women struggle with postpartum […]