So, what got me so into Functional Medicine? About 9 months after the birth of my first daughter, I was 7.5 months back to work at the hospital and in my private practice. I was long back to my prepregnancy weight and loving motherhood, but I locked myself out of my office on several occasions, and had to,
Every Monday, I make a Bolognese. I learned the recipe-less technique from my Tuscan mom whose simple dishes have consistently outdone some of the 5 star chef creations I’ve had at Manhattan restaurants. With two kids at home, this traditional Italian sauce becomes a stealth transport vehicle for kale, beets, cilantro, and all manner of
The best part of my departure from conventional models of psychiatric care is that I no longer have to engage women in the Sophie’s Choice between treatments that may be good for mom and not for baby or vice versa. Healthy medicine relies on interventions that benefit both mom and baby at once. The
How hormonal imbalances, including estrogen dominance, can impact mood in women.
I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I expressed concerns about taking an addictive medication like Klonopin. It’s been two