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Environmental Health and Detoxification

Natural Help for Seasonal Allergies

by Henri Roca, MD, and Scott Berliner, RPh Allergy symptoms from seasonal pollen, grass or mold may appear as simple eye irritation or skin problems to intestinal and respiratory issues, sinus congestion and infection or even asthma. Try these natural approaches for keeping symptoms under control.

The New Nutrition Label

by Maria Rickert Hong, CHHC Proposed changes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to nutrition labels on packaged foods make a positive and meaningful difference to our country’s health, at least to those who pay attention to food labels.

Food Interactions with Medicine

by Henri Roca, MD Our medical providers may not tell us about the interactions between food and medicines. These interactions can sometimes make the medication work less effectively or perhaps lead to increased medication levels in the body.

Water – To Drink or Not To Drink

by Henri Roca, MD, Clinical Functional Medicine Specialist Fresh water quality and supply is the great geopolitical issue of our time. With climate change, the health and safety of our water supply becomes more questionable.

When More Isn’t Better and a Little Is Just Enough

by Henri Roca, MD, Clinical Functional Medicine Specialist Several recently published articles question the usefulness of taking vitamins and supplements.

Cutting Out Sugar: The Number One Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health

by Maria Rickert Hong, Nutrition Coach I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – Sugar is addictive. Sugar activates the same pleasure centers in your brain that hard drugs like morphine and heroin do, and you get a dopamine rush from consuming it. No wonder it’s so hard to give up!

My Gluten-Free Life

by Henri Roca, MD, Clinical Functional Medicine Specialist Being gluten-free hasn’t been that hard and it has been so worth it. Yet my sensitivity to gluten came as a surprise. Why?