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Therapy Brief: Chelation therapy for heavy metal poisoning

The 70-year-old man, a patient with Parkinson’s disease, showed up at my office with a host of familiar symptoms of a central nervous system disorder: fatigue, poor balance, a droopy face and an inability to speak. As a functional, or precision, medicine specialist, I aim to prevent, diagnose and treat [...]

Dr. Lina Sakr joins Naples Center for Functional Medicine  

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has added Dr. Lina Sakr, an internal medicine specialist, to its team of physicians. Sakr, who has nearly four decades of experience and is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine, specializes in metabolic and nutritional medicine, anti-aging medicine and women’s health. Prior to [...]

How Precision Medicine Can Help You

What is precision medicine? Precision medicine is a type of medicine that relies on information about a person's genes or proteins to prevent, diagnose or treat disease. Unlike traditional medicine that often uses a "one treatment fits all" approach with little customization, precision medicine analyzes the DNA, blood, urine and [...]

Exposure to EMFs a growing concern in digital world

Surveys show the average American spends anywhere from seven to 12 hours in front of a screen every day. Computers. TVs. Cell phones. Tablets. Laptops. Negative impacts of excessive screen time have been well documented. According to the Mayo Clinic, impacts include difficulty sleeping, neck and back soreness, behavioral changes [...]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Might Improve Symptoms in Patients with “Long COVID”

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD, reviewing Zilberman-Itskovich S et al. Sci Rep 2022 Jul 12 This article is courtesy of the NEJM Journal Watch. In a randomized trial, 8 weeks of treatment were associated with improvement in cognition, mood, fatigue, and pain. Hyperbaric oxygen has a checkered history as a therapy [...]

Give the gift of health at Naples Center for Functional Medicine

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has made it easier to give the gift of health. The practice now offers gift certificates that allow purchasers to select any denomination. There is no expiration date or additional fees, and gift certificates can be applied to the cost of any services, supplements or [...]

Health tips to lose weight, once and for all

By Carol L. Roberts, MD, ABIHM Tired of gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over again? Dismayed by the rolls around your middle? Want to know the secret of maintaining a healthy weight for the rest of your life? As a doctor of functional medicine with [...]

VIDEO: Slowing the Aging Process

Featuring Eduardo Maristany, MD of Naples Center for Functional Medicine & Diane Hayden, PhD of Essential Naples Magazine Aging is a natural occurrence, but functional medicine provides holistic treatments for anti-aging that can improve energy, sleep, and slow down the onset of weight gain and disease. In this video [...]

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