Dr. Gannage's Functional Medicine Blog

Read the latest blog posts about functional medicine, integrative health, nutrition, the gut-brain connection, histamine intolerance, detoxification, functional medicine lab testing, and more, from Dr. Gannage, MD. 

BPA May Be Hiding in Your Sports Bras

BPA May Be Hiding in Your Sports Bras

According to some recent news and petitions, many popular sports bra brands and other athletic wear also contain BPA, much higher than the allowed safe limit. Considering that many of us live in activewear, even when we are not exercising, this may pose a serious health risk. 

Red Dye in Food: Why We Should Ban It + How to Avoid It

Red Dye in Food: Why We Should Ban It + How to Avoid It

Though red dye and other synthetic food dyes may give a fun colour to some foods, these can be incredibly harmful to your health. They may increase hyperactivity and other behavioral problems in children and may even increase the risk of cancer. Though these synthetic colours have been banned in some countries, they are still widely used in the US and Canada. 

Autism: What You Need to Know

Autism: What You Need to Know

Regardless of their specific symptoms and experience, many people with autism can benefit from functional medicine approaches, nutritional therapy, microbiome support, supplementation, and detoxification. Of course, the exact approach always depends on the individual’s specific experience and needs.

Top Foods with Mold to Avoid + Why

Top Foods with Mold to Avoid + Why

Mold is a type of fungus that has the ability to grow and thrive just about anywhere under various conditions. Warm, moist, and damp environments are particularly great places to grow. Some types of mold love to grow indoors, other types prefer the outdoors, and some can be found both indoors and outdoors. Some mold can even be found on your food.

Best Oil to Use in Your Kitchen

Best Oil to Use in Your Kitchen

The best oils to use in your kitchen include olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and flax oil — In fact, these are the only ones I recommend.

I’m Gluten-Free. Should You Be Too?

I’m Gluten-Free. Should You Be Too?

Should I go gluten-free? I hear this question all the time at my office. Many are hesitant to remove gluten from their life and give up fluffy bread. But often once they embark on a gluten-free journey, they see their symptoms improve.