Featuring Diane Hayden, PhD of Essential Naples Magazine

Some of the focuses of functional medicine include patients’ exposure to toxins, as well as lack of nutrients and hormones that they may not be getting from genetics or diet. In this video podcast, Diane Hayden, PhD, interviews Dr. Eduardo Maristany on the benefits of natural and preventative medicine, how it can help with optimizing testosterone levels to affect much more than just sex drive, as well as cutting-edge anti-aging therapies that are available.

In this video podcast, Dr. Hayden and Dr. Maristany discuss:

  • Dr. Maristany’s path from traditional medicine to becoming an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)
  • Exposure to and eliminating toxins
  • Nutrient absorption
  • Early prevention therapies for Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Importance of hormones for brain function and blood sugar levels
  • Negative effects of low testosterone
  • Hyperbaric brain therapy


Dr. Hayden is an entrepreneur and publisher of Natural Nutmeg and Essential Naples magazines. She is dedicated to helping people reach their fullest potential in business, fitness, health, wellness and relationships. Dr. Hayden has worked as an assistant professor at Central CT State University, St. Joseph’s College, New York Chiropractic College and Manchester Community College. She led the Education and Sales Division of Designs for Health, a physician-only line of nutritional supplements, and was instrumental in designing, planning and promoting educational seminars for healthcare professionals. She is a published author in numerous peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and the Journal of Gerontology.

To learn about Dr. Hayden, visit the Essential Naples website.


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