How many hours a day to you spend sitting at work? If you work at a desk job, this time sitting probably comes close to your entire workday. According to the New York Times, many Americans spend up to six or seven hours sitting at their desks each day. We are not doing ourselves any favors staying sedentary for long periods of time. In fact, the damage can be so long lasting that even daily trips to the gym will not be able to reverse the harm done. Sitting might as well be the new smoking.
A medical emergency can happen in an instant. Whether it is a car accident or food allergy, the risk posed is immediate to your life or long-term health. Do you or your loved ones have a plan in place on how to react during the golden hour of a medical emergency?
Imagine a world without chronic illness, where every human being would have the chance to live to 100. Envision a planet without costly prescription medications with dangerous side-effects. What if that world was possible today? It is; so long as proper nutritional concepts are incorporated into a healthy lifestyle.
My journey from conventional medicine to Functional Medicine began in possibly the most conventional setting possible. I graduated from medical school in 1985 and have been practicing medicine for over 31 years. I was trained as a traditional medical doctor (MD) and completed a residency in emergency medicine in 1994, and I served in a number of clinical and administrative positions during my 25-year career in the US Navy Medical Department including three years as White House Physician to President Clinton from 1996 to 1999.