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3 Tips for Digestive Issues

Experiencing digestive issues? Here are 3 short-and-sweet tips from our doctors: Probiotics – you need them in order to balance your intestinal flora. Either drink them kombucha, eat them in yogurt, or take a daily supplement. Enzymes – taking additional digestive enzymes may help your body break down foods and [...]

6 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

In honor of National Childhood Obesity Month, here are 6 quick tips and tricks on getting your kids active. Play with them: get outside with your kids and enjoy the fresh air! Limit screen time: this can prevent your child from becoming too dependent on entertainment from Television or Video [...]

Psoriasis 101: 5 Ways to Help Prevent Psoriasis Flare-Ups

In honor of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re doing Psoriasis 101. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, as many as 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis. We always recommend working with a doctor, but here are five ways to begin fixing the problem: Anti-inflammatory diet: Go gluten-free and dairy-free to reduce inflammation [...]

Foods to eat, and avoid, for managing thyroid conditions

The thyroid gland just might be the most understated organ in the human body. Its impacts are far-reaching, from regulating your metabolism and controlling growth to determining your mood and controlling perspiration. Individuals with thyroid problems can have excessive fatigue, memory loss, rapid weight gain or loss, muscle aches, constipation, [...]

Top Foods to Fuel your Brain Health

You are what you eat. It’s an old saying, yet continuously reinforced by scientific research. Consuming the right foods can improve your overall health, as well as prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. A key component in our research-based program Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Healthy Steps, or PATHS, is a [...]

What is functional medicine?

The question arises as soon as someone sees our name: Hughes Center for Functional Medicine. What is functional medicine, they ask? First, let’s start by defining the type of medicine most familiar to people. Conventional medicine involves physicians treating symptoms and diseases using over-the-counter and prescription drugs, surgery, radiation and [...]

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease, And How To Prevent It

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study showing that disease cases from infected mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas have tripled in the U.S. More than 640,000 cases were reported from 2004 to 2016, and the CDC estimates that unreported cases were 10 times greater than that.May [...]

10 Things Floridians Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Did you know that Florida is among the top 20 states for Lyme disease cases? The CDC recently reported that disease cases have tripled across the country. It’s critical for Florida residents and visitors to be aware of the risks associated with Lyme disease, and how to prevent it. [...]

It’s time to acknowledge that plastic is a problem

Within the past decade or so, researchers and engineers have made countless safety-related improvements that enhance everyday living. Rear cameras make backing up our vehicles safer and easier, and home security cameras keep a watchful eye on our houses while we’re away. The football rulebook was rewritten to outlaw dangerous [...]