Farah Sultan MD Functional and Integrative Medicine expert Birmingham Al

Farah Sultan MD Functional and Integrative Medicine expert Birmingham Al

Farah Sultan MD, founder of Vitalogy Wellness Center and Medspa is passionate about helping clients based on a functional and integrative medicine model.

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wsj.com 07/01/2019

The Food That Helps Battle Depression

Food is Medicine even with depression...

wsj.com The right kind of diet may give the brain more of what it needs to avoid depression, or even to treat it once it’s begun.


Honored to be invited to speak at Harvard Club of Boston among amazing CEOs, Presidents and Business Owners! Thank you Clint Arthur!

news-medical.net 06/19/2019

Chronic inflammation removes motivation by reducing dopamine in the brain

Is your brain inflamed? We do “ CNS VITAL SIGNS” to assess your brain function and labs for inflammation

news-medical.net Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things.


Dream.explore. Discover #noregrets

nytimes.com 05/03/2019

How Exercise Affects Our Memory

Exercise improves memory. Brain health matters.

nytimes.com Even a single workout may make our brain’s memory centers, like our muscles, more fit.


Be like the tree, grow your roots, ground yourself, practice self awareness.

holisticprimarycare.net 04/20/2019

Why Are Women Still Suffering Through Menopause?

Why do some women respond better than others to menopause?

holisticprimarycare.net menopause, estrogen, hormone replacement therapy, HRT, Dr. Decker Weiss, Decker Weiss, hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, thyroid, HPA axis, HPAT axis, serotonin, dopamine, hot flashes, vasomotor symptoms, urinary neurotransmitter measurement, neurotransmitter testing, thermoregulation zone

sciencedaily.com 04/09/2019

Light exposure during sleep may increase insulin resistance: Chronic overnight light exposure could have long-term effects on metabolic function

Turn on the “dark” when it comes to sleep...

sciencedaily.com According to preliminary results from a new study, nighttime light exposure during sleep may affect metabolic function. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that light exposure at night during sleep adversely impacts metabolic outcomes.

businessinsider.com 04/05/2019

A pregnant s***m whale was found dead with nearly 50 pounds of plastic in its belly — the second such death in the past month

If plastic can kill a whale, could it do the same to us? #foodforthought

businessinsider.com A 26-foot-long pregnant s***m whale washed up dead off the Sardinian coast with 48.5 pounds of plastic in its belly.

fastcompany.com 03/24/2019

“Prescribing” fruits and veggies would save $100 billion in medical costs

Fruits and vegetables rediscovered...!!

fastcompany.com Researchers at Tufts University made the case that subsidized fruits and vegetables could prevent millions of cases of chronic diseases.

well.blogs.nytimes.com 03/23/2019

What's in Those Supplements?

Buyer beware...

well.blogs.nytimes.com New York’s attorney general said that tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC found that roughly four out of five of the products contained none of the herbs listed on the labels.

medicalxpress.com 03/23/2019

Epstein-Barr virus linked to seven serious diseases

EBV linked to seven other conditions

medicalxpress.com A far-reaching study conducted by scientists at Cincinnati Children's reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases.

bbc.com 03/23/2019

Mushrooms may 'prevent mild brain decline'

Mushrooms may prevent brain decline...,

bbc.com Eating the fungi more than twice a week cut people's risk of memory and language problems, a study found.

sciencedaily.com 03/17/2019

Alzheimer's-like symptoms reversed in mice: Special diet with compounds contained in green tea and carrots restored working memory

Green tea studied in mice for its effect on Alzheimer’s

sciencedaily.com A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer's-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease.

npr.org 03/11/2019

Commentary: 4 Ways To Reduce Plastics And Other Single-Use Disposables In Your Kitchen

Nice article on ways to get rid of plastic and save money as well as the environment...#toxic #sick -#hormone #disrupters

npr.org From sandwich bags to paper towels, food prep and storage is rife with products destined for the landfill. Here's how one food writer cut back on waste without sacrificing modern conveniences.

medicalnewstoday.com 03/03/2019

Vitamin D and brain health: New mechanism may explain link

Got sunshine?! Support your body in what it needs.#functionalmedicine

medicalnewstoday.com A new study in mice shows a previously unknown effect of vitamin D deficiency on the brain. The findings may explain why vitamin D is key for brain health.

time.com 02/22/2019

Why Food Could Be the Best Medicine of All

#food #is #medicine

time.com Can changing your diet combat chronic diseases like diabetes?

usatoday.com 02/17/2019

Don't microwave children's food in plastic containers, avoid dishwasher, doctors warn

Plastic bags are banned in countries like India and Uganda.. why not in the USA?

usatoday.com The American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents microwaving and dishwashing plastic containers and bottles could expose kids to harmful chemicals.




The New York Times - Science

The gut brain connection

"As recently as 2011, it was considered crazy to look for associations between the microbiome and behavior." No more: Scientist are finding possible links to dementia, autism and more.

healthyfoodhouse.com 01/18/2019

Cabbage: One Of The Most Effective Foods Often Used To Heal Stomach Ulcer, Detoxify Liver And Stop Inflammation

Crucifers- gotta love them😊

healthyfoodhouse.com People have used the amazing healing powers of cabbage for centuries. This cruciferous veggie is low in calories but high in fiber and various nutrients. According to Rachael Link, MS, RD: “Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables that belong to the Brassicaceae family of plants. These plants get the...

virgin.com 01/14/2019

Hacking dinner time: How your dining experience affects your taste

Interesting ...food and the color of utensils it’s served with...

virgin.com After a hard day’s work, the last thing on our minds is the presentation of our dinner. Most of us are probably more inclined to stick something in the microwave or oven and then throw it on a plate without giving a second thought to how it’s presented. We’ve probably never considered that the...


Big Think

There are reasons for low Testosterone and there is hope...

An increasing number of young guys say they have a diminished libido and are suffering from erectile dysfunction, issues that are more commonly seen in older men.


Big Think

Just 10 minutes of meditation turbocharges the brain...

"A brief guided meditation may improve executive attention."

bigthink.com 01/02/2019

Are people with more self-discipline happier?

Self discipline associated with more happiness, study reveals...

bigthink.com Why self-control makes your life better, and how to get more of it.

bizjournals.com 12/27/2018

Why Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and others turning to wellness - Bizwomen

In with wellness for 2019 and out with dieting!!

bizjournals.com For @weightwatchers, @nutrisystem and others, wellness is the new mantra. But will the shift turn off core customers?

thisisinsider.com 12/24/2018

The first long-term study on how screen time affects children's brains suggests more than 2 hours a day could do damage

Screen time and the brain in children

thisisinsider.com A new government-funded study is analyzing how screens affect children's brains, with the first results showing two hours can have major consequences.

mic.com 12/17/2018

This controversial documentary says cutting out GMOs and pesticides could improve your health

What’s on your plate and in your food??

mic.com The film focuses on several individuals who've benefited from a diet change, including those with autism, chronic pain and infertility issues.

optimallivingdynamics.com 12/14/2018

21 Proven Ways to Increase Brain Blood Flow

Brain Power... in your hands

optimallivingdynamics.com Without a doubt, healthy blood flow is absolutely essential for optimal brain function and mental health. Brain blood flow, or cerebral blood flow, refers to the blood supply that reaches your brain during a given period of time.  Your brain needs almost 20% of the blood supply provided b



There are studies on high dose IV Vitamin C for supporting cancer treatments from University of Kansas.

Researchers have devised a large clinical study to quickly assess a possible new treatment for sepsis.


Mental illness is the SYMPTOM of underlying inflammation ...


A picture is worth a thousand words😃

scientificamerican.com 11/18/2018

"Stress Hormone" Cortisol Linked to Early Toll on Thinking Ability

Cortisol, the stress hormone and it’s effects

scientificamerican.com Brain changes, visible on scans, are also associated with Alzheimer’s precursors


Metagenics Institute

Vitamin D supports respiratory health too...

Higher vitamin D status linked to better cardiorespiratory fitness http://bit.ly/2P5lrlT



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