Dr. Hilts Featured on Genova Diagnostics Podcast - The Lab Report!

  Listen here: Description Many clinicians learn about functional medicine and get very excited to start but just can’t figure out how to fit it into their practice or make the big leap away from conventional, insurance-based practice models. Dr. Michael Hilts figured it out. Dr. Hilts found out about the “Direct Primary Care” model which allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing the best healthcare possible to his patients. In addition, his innovative strategies with outside imaging centers, laboratories, and pharmacies bring down the cost to patients in an almost unbelievable way! Could this be the answer to fixing our current healthcare system? Today we meet Dr. Michael Hilts who introduces us to the Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice model which is rapidly spreading across the country. You’ll hear about innovative ways he uses DPC and other strategies to bring back the spirit of primary care, challenge the current healthcar

COVID, Cold & Flu Season 2023

  Illness Prevention Suggestions Below are the latest suggestions from the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) regarding prevention and treatment of COVID illness.  These can be broadly applied to other viruses such as those that cause the common cold as well as influenza.  The IFM backs its recommendations with plenty of research.   In order to boost immunity and improve your body's ability to fight off illness naturally, other very important recommendations include:   - Eat healthy.  Brightly colored vegetables and fruits have even better immune-boosting ability than most supplements.  AVOID sugar and processed/junk food. - Get enough sleep.  Don't let yourself get run down, as it weakens immune response. - Get moderate, regular exercise.  It's a fantastic way to boost immunity, among its many other benefits. - Reduce stress.  Chronic stress can negatively affect immune function.  One of my goals is to help you be as healthy and resilient as possible.  Please reach ou