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How to sleep right, every night… and feel 10 years younger every day

By Dr. George Moricz If you’re feeling groggier these days, it could be due to the spring arrival of daylight saving time. The extra hour of daylight after work is great for the active Southwest Florida lifestyle. For many of us, though, losing that extra hour of sleep creates real [...]

Attend a FREE Health Seminar at Naples Center for Functional Medicine!

Start your functional medicine journey with a FREE SEMINAR! Event Details: Join Dr. Sakr & Dr. Moricz at Naples Center for Functional Medicine to learn more about the benefits of a root-cause approach to wellness and insight on the following topics: April 19, 11 AM: Digestive Health May 17, 11 [...]

Recharging hormonal batteries keeps the relationship spark alive

By Dr. George Moricz The arrival of Valentine’s Day every February brings renewed attention to our romantic relationships. As we age, though, it can be difficult to keep the relationship spark alive after the chocolate runs out and red roses get tossed. Just like cell phones, laptops and electric toothbrushes, [...]

Magnesium and sleep: A piece of the functional medicine puzzle

From insomnia to sleep apnea, the barriers to a good night’s sleep are abundant. So are the potential “cures” from dubious products hawked on late-night infomercials to sleep supplements such as magnesium that can – as part of a functional medicine approach – promote better rest. An estimated 50 to [...]

Functional medicine and diagnostic testing

By Dr. Lina Sakr When you visit a primary care physician for an annual physical and diagnostic testing, the yearly check-up has a familiar ritual. The doctor will measure your height and weight and order a blood sample to test basic, limited lab work as dictated by insurance coverage. Those [...]

Naples to Las Vegas: NCFM joins gathering of anti-aging experts

Dr. Lina Sakr (left) at the American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine conference in Las Vegas, with colleague and mentor Dr. Sahar Swedan (right). Three decades ago, a pair of doctors focused on the growing burden of battling age-related diseases while also looking to improve human health span. Thus, [...]

Friendly fire: how autoimmune disorders wreak havoc from within

By Dr. Lina Sakr What do rheumatoid arthritis, Grave’s disease, Type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and more than 100 other diseases affecting up to 10% of the U.S. population have in common? They are all autoimmune disorders, products of an overactive immune system unable to [...]

Beyond statins: A functional medicine approach to cardiovascular health

By Dr. Lina Sakr Writing a prescription for statins to lower cholesterol is one of the most common responses for those at increased risk of heart disease. It’s practically a modern medical mantra, but the functional medicine approach to cardiovascular health compels us to look beyond statins. According to the [...]

Detecting and treating mold exposure through functional medicine

More often than not, patients with a health concern of indeterminate origin will show up with a range of symptoms rather than a single one. Here in Southwest Florida, with our pervasive heat and humidity and elevated risk of hurricanes, physicians would be wise to consider mold toxicity as part [...]

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