Cholesterol Health Update – Part One of Three

Heart disease is the number one killer of Canadians. You, or someone you love, may even already be on cholesterol lowering medications. Unfortunately, the newest advice regarding cholesterol and heart disease trickles down from the research heavens to family doctors and cardiologists very, very slowly. As do the new tests. Most doctors seem to be…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Functional Medicine Doctor

Don’t choose your doctor based on prices only. You instinctively already know this… Working with the best – the best lawyer…the best accountant…the best mechanic – usually comes with a bigger price tag. The best Functional Medicine doctors come at a premium and are usually not the cheapest doctors. But, understand that with a bigger…

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How to Lose Weight by Having More Fun! with Nichole Kellerman

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Nichole Kellerman talks about how to lose weight by having more fun. Nichole is a weight loss coach, and has been featured on many popular websites. Her business Wildly Alive Weight Loss is for women who want to stop dieting, re-frame their…

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Vitamin R—Are Your Getting Enough?

Rest. Relaxation. Recreation. I like to call it vitamin R. What do you do for rest, relaxation, and recreation? Most of us have been conditioned to “do, do, do,” and we forget to “rest, rest, rest.” The “do, do, do” causes the hormone cortisol to get out of balance, and this—as you probably know by…

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How Busy and Passionate People Can Live a Life of Flow with Brandon Epstein

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Brandon Epstein talks about the simple things that busy people can start doing today to help increase our energy, improve our mental focus. Brandon Epstein is a health and performance coach, as well as the host of the Entrepreneur Fitness Podcast. His mission…

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The Worst Thing You Could Do If You Have Fatigue…

All the researchers are talking about it these days—inflammation. What is inflammation exactly? Think about if you sprained your ankle. What would you notice? Swelling, redness, pain, heat. These are the four cardinal signs of inflammation. But what does that have to do with fatigue? The more inflammation you have, the more cortisol your body…

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Is Exercise Hurting Your Metabolism?

When it comes to exercise, more is not necessarily better. If your metabolism is broken, the more exercise you do will actually further damage your metabolism, and the more fatigue you will feel. You may be this person, or you may know this person: Despite eating fewer and fewer calories and exercising like a crazy,…

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Using Essential Oils for Health and Wellness with Dr. Janae Devika

In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Janae Devika talks about how to use essential oils for health and wellness. Dr. Janae Devika is a Family Nurse Practitioner whose main focus is functional medicine and medical nutrition. Dr. Janae has been practicing the healing arts for over 16…

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How to Fix Hot Flashes Without Using Hormones

Think your hot flashes are bad? Meet Celine. When she came into my office I had no idea how bad hot flashes could really get. Celine woke up feeling hot. She took a shower and felt hotter. She had a coffee and felt hotter. Ate breakfast and felt hotter. Brushed her teeth and felt hotter.…

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How I Improved My Sleep in One Night

Sleep “hygiene” is a term we use to describe the necessary factors for promoting good sleep. You’ve heard of oral hygiene—the necessary factors to promote good oral health, like brushing and flossing regularly. Well, there’s sleep hygiene too. Good Night, Light! One of the easiest tools I have found to improve quality of sleep across…

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