Genes

Your Genes – Informative, NOT Deterministic.

Genes Are Informative, Not Deterministic. Genes should inform your decisions, they should not determine your life. Our genes should guide behavior so that we can mitigate risks of developing certain illnesses. Many scientists believe that genes encompass 20% of who we are, while our daily choices, actions, and environment compose the other 80%.   We have…

Interstitial Cystitis

Uncovering the Root of your Interstitial Cystitis (IC)

Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as bladder pain syndrome, causes symptoms that include: burning bladder pain, frequent bathroom trips, and nighttime urination. IC has no one-size-fits all cause, meaning effective treatment can be illusive when approached using conventional medicine. Thankfully, using a functional medicine approach, Dr. Rafatjah has had success in alleviating her patients of this condition.

purpose and meaning

Purpose And Meaning Improves Cognition and Longevity

Those with a greater sense of purpose and meaning have a decreased risk of dementia and mortality. To demonstrate this fact, a study from 2010 on 951 community-dwelling older persons showed that those with a greater reported sense of purpose were 2.4 times less likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease than those with a…