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VIDEO: Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition & COVID-19 with Dr. Berkson & Dr. Maristany

Your genetics can tell a lot more about your health, personal use of nutrients and foods, and lifestyle recommendations than you may think. To dive deeper into this topic, Dr. Eduardo Maristany joined Dr. Lindsey Berkson, on her podcast and YouTube show to discuss genetics, medicine, nutrition, and how they play a role in COVID-19. To listen [...]

Supermarket shopping: 5 tips to shop quickly, eat healthy

Go right to recipes For many people, supermarket shopping is a mundane, mindless activity, much like showering, taking out the trash or washing dirty laundry. That is part of the problem.  Shoppers often go to the grocery store without a plan. They graze up and down each aisle, tossing food and drinks at [...]

VIDEO: THE REALITIES OF COVID-19: Discrediting Hoax Rumors & Debunking Conspiracy Theories

The coronavirus pandemic has altered our way of life and left many searching for answers.  In this video interview, Dr. Linsey Berkson interviews Dr. Payam Nabizadeh, an ICU doctor in Jacksonville, Florida specializing in internal and critical care medicine as well as pulmonary disease, and Dr. Eduardo Maristany, a board-certified internal medicine and functional medicine physician at Naples [...]

Grain-Free Berry Crisp

Ingredients: BERRIES  7-8 cups organic mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries)  3 Tbsp organic maple syrup  2 Tbsp organic arrowroot starch (or cornstarch or gluten-free flour)  1 Tbsp organic lemon juice CRISP  1 cup organic almond flour (or almond meal)  ⅔ cup shredded or desiccated coconut (or sub almond flour or rolled oats if OK with grains)  1 cup roughly chopped organic pecans (or other nut of choice)  ½ cup coconut sugar (or organic cane sugar)  ½ tsp sea salt  [...]

Healthy Orange Chicken (Paleo + Gluten Free)

Looking for a lighter version of one of your take-out favorites? Make this organic orange chicken recipe, courtesy of The Clean Eating Couple, and pair with your favorite green veggies for a healthy dinner at home! Ingredients: 2 lbs organic, free-range boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 cups organic steamed broccoli [...]

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, [...]


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 decrease [...]

Immune-boosting Tips from Functional Medicine Physicians

Many of our patients at Naples Center for Functional Medicine have asked what they can do to help boost their immune system naturally. The Institute of Functional Medicine offers a list of prevention tips and immunity-boosting actions, and our experienced practitioners also have offered the following suggestions: In reviewing [...]

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 [...]

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