Functional Medicine

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Functional Medicine...
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.
Four nutrients it’s hard to get on a vegan diet

Four nutrients it’s hard to get on a vegan diet

Meat? There are many problems with the way meat is produced. It ruins the environment. It makes animals’ lives ...
Why I source my herbs in Australia

Why I source my herbs in Australia

The potential benefits of herbal medicines is an active area of scientific research. Sourcing medicinal herbs in Australia has advantages.
Nitric oxide and your health

Nitric oxide and your health

Nitric oxide is a key molecule for health because it signals your arteries to dilate. This article covers the three main ways to boost nitric oxide levels.
Poor sleep prevents recovery from back pain

Poor sleep prevents recovery from back pain

Sleeping difficulties unfortunately lead to poor recovery from back pain. My practice offers multidimensional solutions.
10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

10 Toxic household items you should throw away now – Guest article

Today's guest article was written by Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, a Rheumatologist who's an expert on Environmental ...
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.

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