Recommended Supplements

I am frequently asked what supplements I recommend. If the goal is cancer prevention or lifelong maximum functionality, I recommend the following: 1.) multiple vitamin such as Nutrient 950 by Pure Encapsulations, 2.) probiotic such as Pro 5 by Klaire Labs, 3.) vitamin...

Old Dogs and Magnesium

Two weeks ago, we saw a 10 year dog that had been having seizures for several days. There are several things which can cause seizures in older dogs. In my experience, the most common is a functional deficiency of magnesium. Estimates are that approximately 30% of the...

Chronic Fatigue

Those of you who are familiar with functional medicine will not be surprised that I, a veterinarian, spend a lot of time reading the functional medicine literature about people. I am always looking for new ideas to help my patients- as well as myself. I have recently...

Zinc and Immunosenescence

I subscribe to many email newsletters. One of the best is that of the Life Extension Foundation (LEF.org). The LEF maintains a huge health database. It is particularly strong in nutrition and functional medicine. The March 2014 issue has an article entitled...

Dr. Oz on Functional Medicine

“The Fantastic Four” of Functional Medicine were covered on Dr Oz’s show on 1/13/12 There was lot’s of great information! To learn more about functional medicine and ‘The Institute for Functional Medicine’ visit:...