Functional Medicine

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Functional Medicine...
Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine offers a new, effective approach to understanding the underlying causes of chronic diseases.
Do we really need to drink all that water?

Do we really need to drink all that water?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard that drinking 8 glasses of water a day of 8 ounces each is good for your ...
The five new vital signs

The five new vital signs

When you go for your annual physical there are a number of routine "vital signs" that your doctor checks: your ...
Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Results of my testosterone boosting supplement program

Though I raised my testosterone with a nutritional supplement program, it had little effect on my blood pressure, so I needed some fresh ideas.
Boost testosterone naturally

Boost testosterone naturally

The vitamins and herbs that helped boost testosterone by enhancing its precursors.
Blood pressure and low testosterone

Blood pressure and low testosterone

In my quest to improve my health, I focused on my low testosterone and its relationship to high blood pressure.
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 4: results of my detox program

The results of my mercury detox were disappointing, so I had to decide what to do next.
My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

My blood pressure quest. Chapter 3: Mercury in my hair

High levels of mercury can contribute to high blood pressure; hair testing of heavy metals can reveal the problem and point to a solution.
Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Heartburn, reflux & GERD

Symptoms of reflux are commonly managed with prescriptions for PPI's. But the functional diagnostic medicine approach digs deeper.
Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Chapter 2: My blood pressure quest. Heavy metal testing

Determined as I was to delve into the causes of my high blood pressure, one of the first areas I explored was the ...
Chapter 1: My blood pressure quest. The commitment

Chapter 1: My blood pressure quest. The commitment

Tests for blood pressure are a routine part of medical checkups and over the years that's become a concern of mine.
Do you like my diploma?

Do you like my diploma?

It shows that I’ve completed my training with Functional Medicine University and now I’m a Certified Functional ...
Which is the more sophisticated technology?

Which is the more sophisticated technology?

Before you answer, consider this: Over millions of years, plants have develop sophisticated chemical engineering
Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Does this supplement solve the exercise paradox?

Even though exercise is one of the best ways to improve your ability to deal with stress, exercise itself is ...
COPD – its not just your lungs

COPD – its not just your lungs

Sixteen million Americans have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition characterized by shortness

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