Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System...
Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine

Functional diagnostic medicine offers a new, effective approach to understanding the underlying causes of chronic diseases.
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 ...
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 ...
Your toxic lawn

Your toxic lawn

Which lawn looks better to you? The lawn on the left is almost entirely grass and it's a uniform shade of ...
No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

No wonder we’re all starved of nutrients despite an abundance of food

This chart says it all. It shows the woefully low point to which American agriculture has sunk. It shows the ...
We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’re living in a toxic world: air pollution and dementia

We’ve known for a long time that air pollution spells trouble for those with compromised respiratory systems - kids
Herbal formulas effective against Lyme

Herbal formulas effective against Lyme

In 10-20% of those infected with Lyme disease a normal course of antibiotics (doxycycline is most commonly used) ...
Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Two reasons to avoid a Medicare Advantage plan

Medicare Advantage plans sound good, but they limit which doctors and hospitals you can use and they lock you in, making it difficult to get out.
The chiropractic solution to the opioid epidemic

The chiropractic solution to the opioid epidemic

Using chiropractic in the VA system for patients with back pain led to a 49% reduction in opioid prescriptions.
Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

Knee replacement surgery sometimes leads to long-term regrets

The commonly prescribed procedure of knee replacement, though it helps many, also leads to chronic problems in a significant minority of cases.
What’s wrong with whole wheat flour

What’s wrong with whole wheat flour

Well, first of all, it’s got gluten in it.  That’s a problem for a few people. But that’s not the focus of this ...

The new wave prescription drug crisis?

While opioid prescriptions are decreasing, the use of gabapentin and related drugs is increasing. These drugs have their dangers too.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose

Acetaminophen overdosing presents a significant risk to the public.

The cleaning products you use around the house can be toxic

Our compulsive need for cleanliness carries with it many health risks, beginning with the toxic nature of many of the cleaning products we use in our homes on a daily basis.

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