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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?

Surviving the Holidays Gluten-Free

by Henri Roca, MD Holiday celebrating can be a challenge if you are gluten-free and still in the place of craving gluten. Here are some tips to make it easier:

Gluten-Free Supplements, Snacks and Meal Replacements

It negatively affects more than one third of all Americans, many of whom don’t even know it. Diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, anemia, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis are just a few conditions that may be caused by something found in most Americans’ diets.

The “New and Improved” Use of Statins? Necessary vs. Sufficient:

by Henri Roca, MD, Clinical Functional Medicine Specialist November 12, 2013 the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued a new guideline that is a boon to those who make and sell the statin class of cholesterol lowering medications.

The Chiropractic Evaluation, From the Feet Up

by Amy O’Donnell, DC Many people visit the chiropractor and simply get adjusted. Yet there is so much more that a chiropractor can add to your overall wellness especially if you experience aches and pain.

Should You Bother Going Gluten-Free?

by Maria Rickert Hong, Certified Holistic Nutrition Counselor A lot of people are going gluten-free these days – is this just a fad or a real and growing trend?

What to Do When Therapies May Be Causing Unsettling Effects

by Henri Roca, MD, Integrative Functional Medicine Specialist I’ve received many questions over the years asking about unsettling effects when taking medication or natural products. First of all, both can have untoward effects though it is exceedingly rare that supplements result in permanent or dangerous unfavorable effects.