Are You Wearing Your INNER Mask? Understanding Germ Theory vs Terrain Theory

by Dr. Jamie Chan-Ortega, Ph.D. 12/20/20 Throughout this topsy-turvy year of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve heard again and again to wear our masks, wash our hands, and social distance. These external measures of hygiene and safety are important, and have their roots in germ theory, which undergirds public health. But what we have not been hearing much of, nor been …

Social Media Overwhelm: Restoring Peace, Patience, and Presence

written by Dr. Jamie Chan-Ortega, Ph.D. 08/12/20 ONCE UPON A TIME we had to wait for the 6 o’clock news to find out what’s happening in the world. We’d get a palatable 30-minute dose and then be on with our lives. Now, information pounds at our front door; it bloats our bellies and spreads like weeds in the garden of …

Natural and Effective Treatments for Constipation

Millions of Americans silently struggle with constipation. For many people, it’s a functional issue rather than a structural one. Typically, there’s nothing physically wrong with the structure of the intestines or rectum that may be “blocking” the natural bowel movement out of the body; the GI system just isn’t functioning as it should. And that’s why Functional Medicine is the …