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Toxic Burden: It Happens

We hear a lot about environmental toxins and the negative consequences of them, of which there are many.

Functional and Ancestral Nutrition

Functional and Ancestral Nutrition

Functional Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high-quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals toward the highest expression of health. An advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine based...

Lifestyle Medicine: The 8 Elements

Lifestyle Medicine: The 8 Elements

As our environments and lifestyle habits have drifted away from the space and habits that shaped our genetics and subsequent physiology, they have become a contributing source to our dis-ease. We work with our patients to strategically change lifestyle habits and...

Gut Health: How Health and Disease Start in the Gut

Below you will find a link to our recent presentation at Rivanna Cryotherapy Recovery Center where we discussed some fundamentals of gut health, how dysfunction can manifest in the gut and provided some recommendations for basic therapeutic approaches to addressing gut dysfunction.

Sleep Part III: What to do

Sleep Part III: What to do

We’ve explored what can affect our sleep quality and duration, and what the consequences are. Now let’s talk about some strategies for mitigating the negative consequences, and ensuring deep restful sleep. 

Sleep: Part I- The Modern Day Dilemma

Sleep: Part I- The Modern Day Dilemma

With all of the good that our modern environment and lifestyle offer, the opportunities to live a life that is misaligned with our genetics and physiology are plentiful. It doesn’t take much to recognize many factors that are novel to our current world in regards of our environmental exposures.

How to Make An Ancestral Diet Affordable

How to Make An Ancestral Diet Affordable

Whether you are just getting started trying to shift your dietary choices to a more ancestral approach, or whether you’ve been living this way for a while, it’s possible that you’ve worried about the financial costs of eating this way.

An Ancestral Diet and its Impact on Metabolic Disease

An Ancestral Diet and its Impact on Metabolic Disease

With estimates that 29 million American adults have diabetes, 30 million children, and a third of adult Americans having pre-diabetes, it is likely that we all know somebody living with diabetes. Now, diabetes is a name for a condition that finds itself on the far end...

Ryan’s Rambling Way to Establishing Resilient Roots

Ryan’s Rambling Way to Establishing Resilient Roots

Hello, my name is Ryan Hall and I am a cofounder and clinician at Resilient Roots. I thought I would take some time to let you know a little bit about me and how I’ve come to be passionate about health and nutrition. 

Dr. Abbott’s Journey To Functional Medicine

Dr. Abbott’s Journey To Functional Medicine

On the surface, Ryan and I appear like we have come from different planets. With tattoos across his body and an outgoing voice that can be heard far beyond earshot, it is very difficult to miss Ryan.

How It All Began

The origins of Resilient Roots: How It All Began
It all started with a simple stroll in the local Charlottesville farmer’s market in late April 2017. I (Dr. Abbott) was walking around trying to find some herbs and vegetables when I stumbled upon a booth displaying some of the most amazing appearing baked goods I had ever seen.