MFH Blog

Deep dives into the latest topics on Functional Medicine, health, wellness, and fun.

Salty Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (GF)

In our recent post titled, The Truth About Sugar we explained the inflammatory reaction that occurs in the body when highly-processed refined sugar is consumed. When sugar is consumed regularly this is where we can end up with a full-fledged systemic inflammatory...

Tame Your Seasonal Allergies Naturally

For anyone who has suffered from allergies, sometimes the beauty of spring and the new blooms and colors are not always welcomed. Even though it signals the end of winter and warmer, longer days ahead, for some of us, it can be the start of many irritating symptoms....

The Truth About Sugar

I think we would all be hard-pressed to say we have never craved sugar, gotten excited about having a freshly baked cookie, or looked forward to getting a taste of birthday cake! In fact, sugar has been a part of people’s lives for centuries. Let’s face it. When we...

Mini Self-Care Checklist

For us, the two biggest takeaways from the pandemic thus far are… 1) People are innately kind and care about the well being of others. Healthcare workers are risking their lives, leaving their families and the comfort of their homes every day to battle the front lines...

Heathy Gut, Healthy Immune System

When you think of the immune system, do you also think about the gastrointestinal (GI) tract? Usually not, but little do most of us know that the GI tract and the immune system are heavily related. Our gut wall is home to 70% of the immune cells in our body, which is...

Microbiome: Part 2

If all disease begins in the gut, then that is where the healing should begin...Right?? It makes sense to us, which is why if someone has signs of an unhealthy gut we work to restore and repair their GI tract. Before we dive into how to improve the gut, first let’s...

Microbiome: Part 1

The father of medicine, Hippocrates, once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Despite the hundreds of years that have passed since we are just now understanding the vital role that the gut microbiome has on our overall health. What Exactly is the Microbiome? The...

Immune Boosting Vitamins

As we move into phase one of lifting social isolation and reopening certain businesses, we all need to continue to protect ourselves from potentially contracting and spreading the COVID-19 virus. There are many lifestyle changes you can do every day to keep your...

12 Ways To Boost Immune Health Admid COVID-19

Lifestyle factors play a major role in the health of our immune system. A healthy diet, vital nutrients, stress management, quality sleep, strong social connections, movement all are key aspects of our life that are important to master in order to stay healthy. Right...

Sleep and Immune Health

Do you feel well-rested and that you get enough sleep? Getting quality rest is an essential part of our health and well being but often gets overlooked. Day to day stress, heavy to-do lists, and anxiety can get in the way of getting enough shut-eye. In fact, about 60...

“Butterflies” In Your Stomach?

When your body reacts to stress or a threat, you switch from rest-and-digest mode to a fight-or-flight response. Right now the coronavirus is causing a lot of fear and uncertainty. You might be feeling more threatened and anxious than usual, keeping your body in a...

Seven Reasons To Eat Asparagus

In times of uncertainty, it’s nice to be able to have a sure thing. Luckily we are surrounded by many foods that naturally nourish our bodies every time we eat them!. Many fruit and veggies are now in season, including asparagus. This hearty and healthy vegetable is...