Functional Medicine

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Functional Medicine...
Eggs? Good or evil?

Eggs? Good or evil?

There's little evidence that eating eggs is bad for your health; in fact, some studies show a health benefit to egg consumption.
Modern ailments, old fashioned remedies

Modern ailments, old fashioned remedies

Traditional remedies, including apple cider vinegar, are proving useful in slowing the downward metabolic spiral that frequently accompanies the aging process.
Surprising benefits of taurine supplements

Surprising benefits of taurine supplements

Taurine supplements have shown surprising benefits in slowing the metabolic declines associated with aging and age-related disease.
What’s better than the Mediterranean diet? The “green” Mediterranean diet

What’s better than the Mediterranean diet? The “green” Mediterranean diet

Losing visceral fat is an important step to improve health. The Mediterranean diet will help achieve this goal. But the green Mediterranean diet is even better.
Cholesterol and your thyroid gland

Cholesterol and your thyroid gland

Problems with thyroid function, which can be overlooked with routine screening tests, are a hidden cause of high cholesterol.
NSAID’s are bad for your heart, too

NSAID’s are bad for your heart, too

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAID's, are widely are used for pain, inflammation, arthritis, and injury. ...
One quarter of your body is collagen

One quarter of your body is collagen

Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it's important to be able to synthesize it in large quantities. These nutritional strategies will help.
If your doctor only follows medical guidelines, you’ll never learn this

If your doctor only follows medical guidelines, you’ll never learn this

Our understanding of the link between saturated fats and cardiovascular health has shifted surprisingly over the years.
Be wary of the new class of drugs for migraine

Be wary of the new class of drugs for migraine

Emgality and Nurtec are examples of a new class of migraine medication, but their actions don't only block pain - they block the normal production of gut mucus.
The plastics in your body are harming your health

The plastics in your body are harming your health

No one escapes - plastics are everywhere in the environment and you've got the toxic residues of plastics in your ...
44% reduction in suicidal activity with folate supplementation

44% reduction in suicidal activity with folate supplementation

Supplementation with folate dramatically lowers the rate of suicide and self-harm. It's safe, easy and affordable.
Another strategy to keep your arteries elastic

Another strategy to keep your arteries elastic

Adequate levels of vitamin K2 are important for cardiovascular health-- they keep your arterial walls supple.
Five supplements with potential benefits for endurance athletes

Five supplements with potential benefits for endurance athletes

Five supplements that can help athletes train harder and recover more quickly form a workout
Leucine

Leucine

Leucine is unique among amino acids. It's a building block for proteins but it also serves as a hormonal switch to stimulate protein production.
Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Endocrine disruptor chemicals place humanity at risk

Male sperm counts have dropping alarmingly over the past fifty years. What's to blame? Environmental chemicals.

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