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Buzzworthy

Recently, on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday”, Kris Carr, self-proclaimed “wellness warrior and cancer-thriver,” debuted an original short film where she shared some exciting news. For those of you unfamiliar with Kris’ story, in 2003 at the age of 31 she…

Surviving Halloween

It’s the scariest time of the year, especially for anyone who fears the inevitable sugar cravings and dreaded extra pounds from Halloween indulging. Grocery stores are frightful places – you go in for your daily shopping and suddenly you are…

September is Prevention Month

Most chronic diseases are preventable. We know more about prevention than ever before, but the advice can be overwhelming. Rather than succumbing to information overload, why not choose one or two changes and see how you feel? Small steps can…

Yoga for Mind, Body & Spirit

For thousands of years the practice of yoga has helped participants to achieve holistic health. Yoga palpably aligns the mind, body and spirit while strengthening and toning muscles, ligaments and joints. For many, the practice of yoga is an easier…

Another Reason to Love Turmeric

We’ve long known that turmeric, the root-derived spice commonly used in curry, provides many surprising health benefits. It’s already widely used as an effective anti-inflammatory. Now we may begin to see doctors treating depression with turmeric as well. A recent…

Back to School!

It’s that time of year again.  While the lazier days of summer are nice, we actually thrive more on routine. A new school year is a fresh start and an excellent time to implement healthy habits such as daily exercise,…

Eating Healthy

For optimal overall health and vitality, it makes sense to begin with an improved lifestyle.  Many symptoms of illness can be alleviated by eliminating or reducing sugars, saturated fats and processed foods and by adding exercise. These symptoms include but…

Why I Like Acupuncture

When tending to our health, we come with entrenched belief systems based upon education, experience, cultural norms and the influence of people we trust. Many of us are dubious of "alternative" methods of healing. At Atlanta Functional Medicine, practitioners employ…

A Word About Nightshades

Mmm -- a fresh garden harvest. Enjoy with caution, veggie-lovers! I know, I was just telling you about how adding more fresh, organic vegetables to your diet will cure many ills, but as you clean up your act you may…

Lifestyle Change Tips from a Layperson

When considering a lifestyle change, guidance from a professional is key. Your doctors at Atlanta Functional Medicine have the well-studied research to support the change, and are qualified to tailor it to your unique system. While I've touched upon some…