The role that oxidative stress plays in chronic disease has been made quite clear. In fact, it may be the most agreed upon etiological factor for the generation and progression of chronic disease. Unfortunately, in modern industrial societies it is as if the lifestyles people are encouraged to live, are themselves, oxidative and inflammatory.
We hear a lot about environmental toxins and the negative consequences of them, of which there are many.
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...
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...
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.
What brought me to this path of study originally was a deep concern for the Earth and our food systems.
Many of us ask what is life about. Sometimes, we can spend our entire lives simply trying to answer this question. After being diagnosed with cancer, it’s easy to keep coming back to existential questions.
If you haven’t already, check out Part I of this series: My Guide for Caregivers When Your Loved One is in the Hospital to get caught up on the first five tips!
Hospitals are strange places. We come to them seeking healing, yet routinely uncover only more barriers to wellness. Yes, hospitals are not ideal.
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.
We all know that sleep is important, but are you aware of the consequences of not getting enough?
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.
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.
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...
An ancestral and functional perspective on health, well-being, and thriving brings together the gleanings from our long evolutionary past, as well as, the insights and discoveries of modern science to address the root causes of dis-ease.
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.
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.
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.