Sleep ~ Restore Your Body Every Night

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Sleep ~ Restore Your Body Every Night

Without a good night’s sleep, you cannot restore your hormones. This is absolutely crucial. If you claim to be a night person, let me put it in perspective: you either trained your body to be so, or your adrenals are already dysfunctional due to prolonged stress, in which case, it is very hard for you […]

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Aloe Vera Juice: A Functional Medicine Secret Weapon

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Aloe Vera Juice - A Functional Medicine Secret Weapon

Last week we shared a recipe for our favorite Satisfying Healthy Soda. The secret ingredient to punch up the health factor was Ultimate Aloe Vera Juice by Nutrametrix. We listed off some of the impressive nutrients you can find in Aloe Vera Juice but wanted to give you some more reasons why you should add […]

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How Lead Exposure Affects Your Health

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I work with a lot of people that have impairments in their thyroid function. And heavy metals have a high affinity for thyroid, and unfortunately they damage it. Lead has come to my attention recently due to three serious issues. We all know that lead is extremely dangerous to a human body. Rather than how […]

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Olive Oil is not (Just) Olive Oil

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What has happened in this industry reminds me of the salmon health kick. Now, farmed salmon is so aggressively marketed, but in the process, food industry created a food item that has the highest concentration of PCVs to the extent that its consumption increases risk of cancer, based on research done by EWG. We consume […]

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IBS, Gastroesophageal Reflux and Hypochlorhydia: My Case Report Published!

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Case Report by Kasia Kines on Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria

I’m so excited to announce that my case report “Nutritional Interventions for Gastroesophageal Reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Hypochlorhydria” has been published! I am very grateful to my doctoral classmate, an amazingly smart young woman Tina Krupczak, for agreeing to be my co-author, and to our teacher Dr David Riley, MD who made it all […]

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Suffering from Headaches at the Grill or Bonfire?

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Suffering from Headaches at the Grill or Bonfire? | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

Pay attention to a burning fire, whether it is from wood or pallets.  Do you get headaches at the grill, by a bonfire, or home by the wood-burning fire?  That may mean that you have a particular Gene SNP (a genetic alteration you were born with), due to which your enzyme for breaking down and […]

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Summer Grilling and Your Health

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Summer Grilling and Your Health | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

Did you know that 80% of Americans own a grill? Now with a new deck, we have joined the grilling club. Being mostly plant-eaters, we never grill meat, and we definitely do not grill to the point of charring the foods. Because grilling is so popular and I am sure you also enjoy it as […]

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Heartburn Not Caused by Stomach Acid

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Heartburn Not Cause By Stomach Acid | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

A new study that was just been published online on May 17 in JAMA explains some new information on the cause of heartburn. The study was influenced by a recent animal study suggesting that GERD was caused not by stomach acid but it was immune and inflammatory in nature. I put my notes in [ […]

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Debunking the Paleo Diet Myth

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Debunking the Paleo Diet Myth | Kasia Kines - Functional Medicine

I absolutely support improvements in the way one eats. I am just naturally skeptical of new food fads and “diets” and cannot tolerate brain washing of any type (comes from being Polish). One of the “in” diets is the paleo diet or paleo movement: paleo- recipes, paleo dietitians, paleo-friendly protein bars, etc. It is a […]

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New Patient-Friendly Genetic Testing

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Patient Friendly Genetic Testing | Kasia Kines - Funcational Medicine

We finally have a brand new genetic testing website. I have used Nutrametrix Gene SNP for several years and love it.  The cost of the test is $495 and it comes with 48 gene SNPs and great educational support for patients. What are single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)? Single nucleotide polymorphisms, frequently called SNPs (pronounced “snips”), […]

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Breast Cancer, Iodine and Thyroid ~ A Study

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Breast Cancer, Iodine and Thyroid Study | Kasia Kines

Researchers now believe that there is a link between thyroid and breast cancer and that the common link may be contributed to by iodine deficiency. It has been found that breast cancer patients have unusually high levels of thyroid peroxidase and thyroglobulin antibodies (these are Hashimoto’s antibodies). Click here to read the full study. In […]

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Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer Risk- New Study

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Vitamin D Level Can Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer, according to a new study just published in February 2016 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. I know EVERY aging man has concerns about their prostate even though they never talk about it (just because they are expected to toughen it, correct?  Vitamin D and prostate cancer […]

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Kasia Kines’ “Detox thru Nutrition” program is transformative and worthwhile.Our office was fortunate in having the opportunity to host Kasia Kines,~ Dr. Mary Jo Fishburn M.D.