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Our team is happy to share news and information that will help you live a healthier life. Follow this page for valuable updates from the Naples Center for Functional Medicine team and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Chicken and Rice

Ingredients 1 medium organic white onion peeled and sliced 6-8 organic carrots peeled and sliced diagonally and thinly (between 1/8 and 1/4 inch) 4 dried organic apricots or dried plums quartered (I prefer plums for the color) 1/4 cup organic olive oil plus a little more to brush [...]

Vegan Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Ingredients: 1 cup diced organic onion Organic oil or spray, for sautéing 1 tbsp minced organic garlic 2/3 cup dry organic lentils 1 1/2 cups water 2 1/2 tbsp organic taco seasoning optional 1/2 cup roasted diced sweet potato gluten-free taco shells or lettuce cups optional toppings, such as salsa, [...]

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATES

We are monitoring recommendations from the CDC and Florida Department of Health closely and are committed to implementing practices and procedures to keep our patients, staff and community safe. For the health and safety of all patients and staff, especially high-risk patients, our office is taking strict measures to [...]

Immune-boosting tips to consider during coronavirus, flu outbreak

Many of our patients at Naples Center for Functional Medicine have asked what they can do to help protect against the coronavirus, flu, common cold and other infectious diseases. The Institute of Functional Medicine offers a list of prevention tips and immunity-boosting actions, and our experienced practitioners also [...]

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

Ingredients: Dough 2 1/4teaspoons organic yeast 1teaspoon organic sugar 1/2cuplukewarm water 3/4cuproom temperature/lukewarm unsweetened organic non-dairy milk 1/3cupoil 3/4teaspoonsalt 1 1/2teaspoons organic ground cinnamon 1/2teaspoon organic ground nutmeg 1/4cup organic sugar 1tablespoon organic orange zest 1tablespoon organic lemon zest 3 1/2 - 4cups organicall-purpose flour 1/2cup organic raisins 1/4cup [...]

Welcome Dr. Lindsey Berkson, hormone scholar & nutritionist

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has added Dr. Lindsey Berkson to its team of experienced physicians, bringing another perspective to the growing practice. Berkson’s specialty is evaluating the relationship between hormones, nutrition and digestion, creating an individualized health care plan that optimizes patients’ overall health, wellness and lifestyle. One of [...]

Free seminar outlining health benefits of CBD & medical marijuana

Naples Center for Functional Medicine will host a complimentary, physician-led seminar on March 18 examining the extensive list of conditions that can be treated naturally by CBD and medical marijuana. “Going Green: The Health Benefits of CBD and Medical Cannabis” will explore the growing use of CBD oil and medical [...]

Science, research changes public perception of the cannabis plant

By Dr. Carol L. Roberts In recent years, we have been treated to a dramatic about-face in the public image of a once maligned plant –  cannabis. Cannabis, of course, is the marijuana plant. It has been a valued friend of the human race for at least 2,700 years, when [...]

Green Goddess Pizza

Ingredients: Pizza crust: 2 cups organic spinach and kale 1/2 cup grated organic mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated organic parmesan cheese 2 large organic eggs 1 organic garlic clove, finely minced 1/4 teaspoon each: sea salt and black pepper Pesto pizza sauce: 1/4 cup each: organic basil and [...]