Whole Human Health

Dr. Lawrence Cheng MD, CCFP(EM), MPHFunctional Medicine

Ultimately, what is health? The WHO (World Health Organization) defines it as the following: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Health … Read More

The Coffee Query

Dr. Maia Love MD, FRCPC, RYT, IHEMFunctional Medicine, Nutrition

  Coffee. Good for you, or bad for you, or somewhere in between? Briefly, research studies show that coffee reduces inflammation, stabilizes blood sugar, and protects the lining of blood vessels; however, this is in … Read More

What is Dr. Riskin Reading?

Dr. Ashley Riskin BSc, MD, CCFPFunctional Medicine

What is Dr. Riskin Reading? By Dr. Riskin – Connect Health Co-Founder and Co-Director. Postmenopausal hormone therapy exceeding ten years may protect from dementia Read the Original Article here Dr. Riskin’s Take: This study looked … Read More

The Future of Medicine – An Integrative Vision

Dr. Lawrence Cheng MD, CCFP(EM), MPHFunctional Medicine

Medicine is undergoing a major paradigm shift from a reactive, organ-based diagnosis and disease management system to an engaged, proactive, molecular-based systems approach. This is being referred to as “4P Medicine: Personalized, Predictive Preventive, Preventive and … Read More

Healing Mindfully

Dr. Devon Christie MD, CCFP, ABIHMFunctional Medicine, Mind/Body, Stress

There has been a lot of buzz lately about ‘mindfulness’. I’m sure you’ve heard of it in the media, and information is exploding within the scientific literature too. But what does mindfulness really mean? I … Read More

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

Dr. Lawrence Cheng MD, CCFP(EM), MPHFunctional Medicine

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them”. – Einstein   The most powerful question we can ask in medicine is “Why?” Why did this particular person get this form … Read More