The struggle in the journey is real

The struggle in the journey is real

In honor of National Nurse’s Week, we offer a post by True Life Medicine RN extraordinaire, Lora Jean Allen! The picture was was taken in Jubilee Haiti during a medical mission trip....
Life Expectancy vs Life Abundancy

Life Expectancy vs Life Abundancy

On Tuesday, Dec. 6 I turned 46 years old. While I am very motivated to be in good shape today, what is more and more convicting is viewing people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond, and the dramatic disparity in their physical and mental abilities. The image here is...
Daily habits – drink, sleep and move

Daily habits – drink, sleep and move

We are ultimately, very much the result of our daily habits. As the cliche’ goes, “Wherever you go, there you are.” We could edit that to, “Whatever you do (or don’t do), adds up to who and how you will be”. At True Life Medicine...
What is your health and wellness goal?

What is your health and wellness goal?

This is a direct question to True Life Medicine patients. If you are an average American, you don’t visit a doctor, clinic or hospital unless something goes wrong. While you know there are healthy or unhealthy choices to be made, there is seldom a longterm, tangible...
Eating strategies to radically improve your life

Eating strategies to radically improve your life

Today I bring some food concepts for you to think about. For any that resonate with you, you can flesh out the details with Dr. James and our Health Coach, Jane Enger, on how to best adopt them for your own personal health. I’m admittedly just a patient and student...
How to be fully functioning as you age

How to be fully functioning as you age

Nobody makes a goal to be overweight. It simply happens through daily deposits of taking in more calories than one burns off. The average American packs on one to two pounds every year, especially after the age of 35. Likewise, nobody endeavors to get old and infirm....
10 Ways You’re Making Your Child Fat (or unwell)

10 Ways You’re Making Your Child Fat (or unwell)

As a father of seven children (with three additional living at our home currently), food and wellness is a big issue. It is a common, daily topic of discussion. Why? I feel it’s my responsibility to help my family be well and learn lifelong habits for wellness. On the...
Fast Food Medicine

Fast Food Medicine

“Fast food” has its root back to the 1920s, with the “kitchen assembly line” and production line principles firmly established by the 1940s. For most people used to creating daily home cooked meals for their family, this was a great convenience! I remember it in my...
Should you wait till you break?

Should you wait till you break?

I’d love to see this billboard ad for True Life Medicine, and even Functional Medicine at large, “You go to the doctor when something’s broken or you’re about to break. Who do you go to…to keep from breaking?” Men especially, are classic with this, “I only go...