Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Health Effects of the Environment and Medical System...
How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

How to prepare for the next pandemic? Start with healthier people

The Covid 19 pandemic has upended so much of our social order and stressed the health care system almost to its ...
What I learned about statins and muscle pain

What I learned about statins and muscle pain

Muscle pain is a common effect of statins. I need to be vigilant that patients who don't respond positively to manual therapy may have a problem with statins.
Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

Soft tissue injuries and PRP injections

PRP injections are a new, unproven method for soft tissue injuries. NTT, therapeutic exercise, joint mobilization, and nutrition strategies are proven methods.
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.
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.
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 lungs: kids with asthma ...
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.

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