Sarina Irizarry, Functional Nutritionist, shares a variey of tips plus a great recipe for getting your greens and creating a healthy, delicious summer smoothie.Read More
Do you struggle with stubborn fat? Particularly in the stomach, inner thighs, neck, buttocks, hips and underarms? If so, you may benefit from receiving an MIC injection. MIC is a blend of powerful “lipotropic” compounds that metabolize fat deposits and speed up the removal of fat. When administered in combination with a proper diet and regular exercise, this lipotropic formula can assist your body in eliminating fat, while simultaneously increasing your energy levels. Additionally, MIC can aid in detoxification, sleep, hair growth and supporting the nervous system. Let’s see how MIC injections works!Read More
In the Nutrinomic Lifestyle program, we help individuals make food decisions to manage their health and wellness around real life. This includes how to navigate social events and holidays. This holiday season we encourage you to stick to your personal food framework regardless of which dinner party you're invited to. You can stick to your food framework by following a few easy steps.Read More
There are many health reasons we should be eating organic produce but even more reasons we should be sourcing it from local farms. Research shows there is an intimate relationship between the soil in which your food is produced and your human gut microbiome. Swiss researchers have shown that organic farming does matter. Organic farming increases richness and diversity of the soil microbiome. The link between the gut microbiome and health is very apparent, and the role of the soil microbiome in maintaining gut diversity is a direct link between the farm and your body. In the past several months, several large agriculture companies have shifted efforts towards researching the crop microbiome to find new microbial strains to serve as fertilizers keeping insects, weeds and fungi in order. So how do you take advantage of these health benefits from eating organic farm produce? Here are some tips on how you can implement organic produce quickly and easily into your everyday routine.Read More
Do you ever feel like you have an inner bully? A voice continually struggling to try and shove you toward poor food choices, impulsive behavior or destructive relationships? Are you at a point where you’re curious how to cultivate a healthier approach to eating? Today I’d like to share some tips on mindful living and mindful eating and the one powerful way they are connected—time.Read More
Are you having trouble losing weight even though you’re exercising regularly? It may come as a surprise, but it’s a fairly common issue. People usually fall into two groups:
- Too much cardio, not enough intensity.
- Too much intensity, not enough recovery.
Need more information about nutrition, exercise and hormones for your weight loss goals? Dr. Claire Graser supports patients with comprehensive, individualized functional medicine plans at San Francisco Natural Medicine. Call 415-643-6600 for a free 15-minute consult!Read More
The short answer is YES, and a recent study shows it has an even greater impact on health markers that affect blood sugar regulation, cholesterol and other blood fats, inflammation, weight, body mass and insulin sensitivity.
Researchers have been interested in assessing ways besides medications to address diabetes management and recently turned to acupuncture to evaluate its effectiveness. The results were surprising and showed it to be an extremely effective tool for improving insulin sensitivity and effective management of diabetes.
There is a transformation of medicine and healthcare as we know it. We are at the brink of a revolution where the system that exists today simply cannot support the needs of our population. There’s is a desperate need to understand interactions within the body and with functional medicine we can begin treating the soil and not the leaves. We begin to focus on the root cause, treat the body and heal it with food and nutrients, mindfulness and ancient traditions.
We grow up being taught that our bowel movements are something to be ashamed of. What if I told you that rather than avoid it we should embrace it. Yes, our feces are in many cases a conduit for harmful viruses and bacteria, particularly in the hospital environment, but in many of us, our bowels also carry the blueprints to our health.Read More
Have you ever heard of biofilms? If so, you may know they contribute to the formation of plaque on your teeth, but did you know they can also form a slimy layer in other areas of your body or surfaces in your home and public places? A biofilm is a sticky layer of bacteria, yeast, algae or parasites surrounded by gluey matrix of collagen, proteins, carbohydrates and DNA. The biofilm provides a safe haven in which microbes can coexist, communicate with each other via cellular messengers and protect themselves against removal by scrubbing and antimicrobial or toxic agents.Read More
Practically since the dawn of fire, humans and ancient cultures have been preparing bone broth as a way to improve overall health. Now we understand this magical elixir is indeed more than merely “chicken soup for the soul.” Science has uncovered the methods behind how bone broth helps our bodies replenish minerals, repair gut imbalances, support joint and ligament integrity and soothe skin conditions.Read More
Together, neurotransmitters and hormones make up what we call the neuroendocrine system. When this chemistry is in balance we feel well, have good energy, sleep well, and have balanced moods. All too often, unfortunately, our neuroendocrine system is imbalanced, resulting in stubborn chronic symptoms and patterns.Read More
Are you aware that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the US? Many women think it's a man's problem, but it's also very much a woman's problem. Most research on the subject has been done on men, yet older men and women (over 60) have similar rates of heart attack. Therefore, it is crucial for women to know the facts about heart disease symptoms.Read More
We believe that quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease, and it is our goal to support you in your efforts to begin a healthy and smoke-free life!Read More