Ciprofloxacin impairs mitochondrial DNA replication initiation through inhibition of Topoisomerase 2

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I was just telling a patient about this the other day who’s lab tests revealed a number of mitochondrial abnormalities after a month long prescription of cipro from their other doctor and today, this popped up in my news feed. This heavy science article essentially confirms that cipro damages mitochondria, the essential organelles of all cellular energy production (ATP). Recently, …

What’s New at Functional Medicine SF

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Save 20% on Our New Three Visit Follow-Up Bundle We are now offering a new three visit follow-up bundle. You get three 45-minute follow-up visits with Dr. Daniel to be used within a six-month period and you will save 20% on the cost. Our patient’s who commit to following a regular schedule of follow-up visits, stay on track and move …

Turmeric-Coconut Pudding

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March is here! We have some exciting things to share– Turmeric-Coconut Pudding for a healthy dessert alternative, the launch of MumBoss to help some of you overworked mom’s (or your spouse) de-stress, and Beth Greer’s new podcast on alternative ways to heal your kids…all things to support you and your family towards optimal health. Turmeric-Coconut Pudding These bowls are perfect for …

What You Need to Know About Chemical Sweeteners

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  What You Need to Know About Chemical Sweeteners What’s the deal with chemical sweeteners? Just because they have zero calories doesn’t mean they aren’t taking away from your body. I was inspired to share more about chemical sweeteners after one of my close friends innocently poured two packets of Splenda into her latte. So you are informed, below are chemical sweeteners to …

Controversy of food impact on eczema: some evidence from the research

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Lately, I’ve frequently found myself digging into a myriad of medical references published in peer-reviewed journals and available on PubMed looking for the evidence of assertions we know to be true in functional medicine.  Spurred by what seems to be a challenge by conventional peers (physicians not practicing from a functional medicine framework), my goal is to collect and present …

PCOS – Two Natural Substances to Improve Ovulation

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I was just reading and researching about PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and expanded some knowledge about the use of myo-inositol (MI) and d-chiro-inositol (DCI) in sensitizing insulin, lowering androgens and inducing ovulation. It turns out, recent studies suggest that both are important factors and that the combination is superior to either being used alone. The studies pointed out that MI …