Eat to Feel Good

The Diet Wars, Volume Two: The New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss Detox
Every year, we all talk about it: New Year’s resolutions, weight loss, and getting fit.  Just about everybody thinks about shedding the few extra pounds of holiday indulgences that are making their pants fit a little tighter. Some people are determined to make this the year they will wear pants they haven’t been able to fit in for years. And the current fad now is to “detox.” So what really is the best weight loss plan, or detox plan?

The most important thing to remember is what I [...]

Are Vegan Diets Better?

The Diets War – Volume 1
I was recently interviewed for an article in Connecticut Magazine, asked about my thoughts on a vegan diet… and I wanted to expand upon the topic.

The internet is full of recommendations and admonitions about what you should eat, and you don’t have to look around very long to realize many of these claims directly contradict each other. So how do you make sense of it all?

Start by remembering what people most often forget: there is no one single healthy diet that is best for everyone. Different health conditions require different diets, and even [...]

FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used in Anti-Bacterial Soaps

On September 2, 2016 the FDA issued a new rule banning the use of 19 different antiseptic “anti-bacterial” chemicals in over-the-counter soaps. These chemicals have been banned for two reasons:

data suggests that long-term exposure to these chemicals poses health risks, potentially affecting hormones and contributing to bacterial resistance
they have never been shown to be more effective than washing with plain soap and water

Anti-Bacterial Chemicals in More than Just Soap
These chemicals were originally developed for use in healthcare settings, where the risk of infection is higher and use of the substances more controlled. But in recent years, [...]

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    Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine Conventional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine….What DO they all mean?

Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Complementary Medicine, Alternative Medicine Conventional Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Medicine….What DO they all mean?

It can be confusing! So let’s define some terms…at Third Stone Integrative Health Center, we practice functional medicine, and integrate our approach with other specialists.
Functional Medicine
Functional medicine means asking, “Why is this symptom happening?” When the doctor asks, “why?” instead of just treating the symptom, the underlying cause of the symptom can be determined. Knowing the underlying cause guides us to the treatments that work more deeply and more completely because they address the root of the problem.

For example, if you have high blood pressure, a conventional doctor will typically prescribe a medication to lower the blood [...]

How does it Work at Third Stone Health?

Some people lament the loss of the small-town doctor style: they wish they could have a doctor who really knows them and treats them like family. Other people are happy for modern medicine’s powers of technology as well as the added expertise of working with a group of doctors. So how does it work at Third Stone Health? We use aspects from the best of both worlds: you will have the deep relationship with your primary doctor, along with the support of additional doctors and staff when needed.
Working with Third Stone Health
Your primary contact at Third Stone Health [...]

Your Integrative Healthcare Team

Many people wonder how a naturopathic physician fits with their other doctors and whether they will need to leave their trusted primary care physician to work with Third Stone Integrative Health Center. If you have a trusted doctor or other providers, we encourage you to maintain your relationship with those providers. You are the captain of your healthcare team and you get to call the shots. We will help you build the right team for you, because you never have to choose between pharmaceutical/conventional medicine and natural medicine. Integrative medicine means bringing together the best of all worlds of [...]