Dr Schweig’s Blog

Announcing the California Center for Functional Medicine

Announcing the California Center for Functional Medicine

I am excited to announce that I am partnering with my good friend and colleague, Chris Kresser, LAc., to form the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM). Chris Kresser, one of the world’s most respected practitioners of functional and integrative medicine, is well known for his writing on the subject of nutrition and health. Chris […]

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Sphygmomanometer

Sphygmomanometer

My kids are proud that their great-great-great uncle (on my wife’s side) was a physician and professor who helped invent the sphygmomanometer, also known as the uncomfortable blood pressure cuff that you experience when you go to your doctor’s office for a check up.  This relative was one of the many physicians and scientists who […]

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The Microbiome Project

The Microbiome Project

Have you ever taken time to consider the amazing diversity of bacteria that live inside of you? The Human Food Project and the American Gut Project are trying to map our inner ecosystem or microbiome (the trillions of bacteria that we carry in and on our bodies, out numbering our cells by a factor of […]

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When Most People Visit Their Doctor

When Most People Visit Their Doctor

When most patients visit their allopathic doctor, the time is spent trying to quickly arrive at a diagnosis which the physician can use to prescribe a treatment.  In our Western medical system, this treatment usually consists of a medication, a procedure, or a surgery.  While these treatments are certainly necessary and helpful in some cases, […]

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