Blog Archive

How to cultivate a healthy "Gut Garden" Oct 10th, 2019

Your gut is like a garden and is dependent on a proper balance of nutrients to flourish. We know all of the critters and little organisms in our bodies have big jobs to do. A diverse but balanced microbiome helps to increase energy, strengthen our immune system, enhance brain function,...

Intro to the gut microbiome Oct 2nd, 2019

What is the gut microbiome?   Hot button topic right here! We know the word microbiome is connected to all kinds of health concerns and tied to finding optimal health but what’s it all about?   The gut microbiome refers to the collection of microscopic organisms – bacteria, viruses, fungi,...

FoRM Definitions: Functional Nutrition Sep 26th, 2019

The word “functional” sounds straight-forward enough but what does it actually mean as it relates to nutrition? Stemming from the functional medicine model, functional nutrition is a systems-based approach that uses a whole-foods and nutrient-rich diet to address the root cause of chronic conditions or illnesses. Put simply, functional nutrition...

Facial Rejuvenation...Acupuncture-style! Sep 25th, 2019

Face the consequences.         Put on a brave face.         Why the long face?   Face it, there is no other part of your body that spends as much time exposed to the world as your face.  It has the enormous job of communicating your thoughts and feelings to those around you;...

MANAGING INFLAMMATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT! Jul 1st, 2019

Have you ever heard that inflammation is good? On an acute and small scale, inflammation is our body’s natural response to injury or insult. We need the inflammatory response to start a cascade of healing processes that bring us back to balance. It’s when inflammation becomes chronic, widespread, and affects...

FAT FOR FUEL! Jun 18th, 2019

For years, we were sold on the notion that we should fear fat & avoid it at all costs. While some sources of fat can increase inflammation and contribute to adverse health effects, there are many healthy fats that we absolutely need for our bodies to function optimally! Triglycerides (the...

HOLIDAY HACKS: FEELING WELL THIS SEASON! Jun 18th, 2019

It truly is a wonderful time of year. Ideally, the holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, enjoy winter activities, and recharge before a new year begins. Realistically, we overbook ourselves, deal with stress of holiday travel, and allow our self-care to take a backseat to all of...

PUTTING THE INTERMITTENT FAST ON BLAST: THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF MEAL TIMING! Jun 18th, 2019

Most of us have heard the words “intermittent fasting” by now. This umbrella term may one of the buzziest in the health + wellness realm ( a quick fix for longevity?!). Although intermittent fasting isn’t a magic pill - it does show promise for: efficient autophagy [clean up of cellular...

THE ROOT OF THE MATTER: TURMERIC + ITS BENEFITS Jun 3rd, 2019

The word is out - Turmeric is a natural and potent option for addressing pain and inflammation. A bright orange root native to South Asia, turmeric is also rich in anti-oxidants, which fights formation of free radicals in the body. The main compound in turmeric - curcumin - is the...

THE PROS AND CONS OF INFLAMMATION Jun 2nd, 2019

Inflammation is a key focus in regenerative medicine, since the goal is to repair injured tissue. Inflammation is often thought of as an unwanted process, and there is so much focus on reducing inflammation with anti-inflammatory medications and steroids, that we forget this is a normal, and necessary step in...

WANT TO HEAL YOUR SKIN…FEED YOUR GUT! Apr 1st, 2019

Skin, the largest organ in our body, provides us with a glimpse into the health of our digestive tract. Struggling with breakouts, rashes, uneven complexion, and prematurely aging skin is a sign that your GUT and overall health may be in turmoil. Here are 5 foods to incorporate on a...

PLATELET RICH PLASMA, A SAFE AND UNIVERSAL SOLUTION FOR THINNING HAIR… Mar 17th, 2019

Thinning hair and balding, affects old and young, male and female. At FoRM we have successfully used Platelet Rich Plasma injections to address thinning hair for a variety of conditions . Here’s a review of the most common causes of thinning hair. Fortunately we have seen PRP work for all...

WHY I LOVE PRP FOR ANTI-AGING… Mar 10th, 2019

Standard cosmetic procedures including botox and fillers, such as Restylane, are all the rage these days. These procedures can offer some pretty remarkable results in very little time, without surgery, which is great. However, for me, I believe cosmetic PRP procedures should have the upper hand and here’s why…  ...

NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR THINNING HAIR Feb 11th, 2019

Thinning hair is an extremely frustrating condition. The underlying cause of the hair loss is not always apparent and treatments for hair loss are often ineffective as they don't address the underlying cause. At FoRM, thinning hair is a common concern we address through Functional and Regenerative medicine. Our approach...

BE A SKIN DETECTIVE…WHAT YOUR SKIN IS TRYING TO TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR HEALTH. Jan 4th, 2019

Your skin is trying to give you clues as to the status of your underlying health.Understanding what your skin is trying to convey to you, empowers you to be more proactive about your health.Here are 4 common skin problems and actions you can take to begin addressing these issues from...

HYDRATION AND ELECTROLYTE TIPS Nov 3rd, 2018

Yea! More sunshine means more outside activities!  But with all the marketing of sports drinks are you ever confused or paranoid about how much to drink and if you're getting enough electrolytes?  Unless your'e an ultra-endurance athlete or its scorching hot, chances are you're fine with just water during an...