Patrick Hanaway, MD, Webinar: Seeing The Whole Person

                Dear Friends, This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Patrick (my beloved husband) teaching on Functional Medicine – Seeing The Whole Person. I hope this gives you a better context for the kind of medicine our physicians offer at Family to Family and a better sense of the […]

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Voices of Wisdom

“The wisdom of the past is the seed of the future” – Sacred Fire Foundation. For thousands of years humans have gathered together around the fire for light, warmth and connection. Voices of Wisdom, an offspring of Ancient Wisdom Rising, is a new regional event that brings communities together with  traditional elders and wisdom keepers. […]

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 Living Well, Dying with Dignity: Conscious Planning for End of Life Choices

Our mission at Family to Family is to serve your health needs in a holistic and comprehensive manner.    In addition to integrative office visits, we offer educational opportunities about valuable topics and we also strive to connect you with community resources. To this end, on Saturday, March 12th, from 2-5pm, Dr. Mark Hoch and his wife […]

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Natural Ways To Prevent and Treat Influenza

by Mark Hoch, M.D. Let’s look at natural ways to prevent and treat influenza and viral respiratory infections. Prevention: To keep your immune system strong eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, proper rest with some relaxation time every day and adequate sleep (most people need about 8 hours). Organic, local, fresh food is optimal […]

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Blossoming in Functional Medicine

By Lisa Lichtig, M.D.   –   Functional Medicine is uniquely suited to address many of the primary drivers of chronic illness including  the complex daily interactions among an individual’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle choices. This approach is systems-based, integrative, and patient-centered. Functional medicine makes listening to the patient a priority.  This approach helps clinicians understand where […]

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Seasonal Allergies got you down? Try these tips for natural relief…

by Susan Bradt, M.D. – Spring and summer are a beautiful time here in the mountains to enjoy hikes, picnics in the park and soak up the sunshine. If you suffer from allergies though, the season can also come with sniffling, congestion, puffy eyes, sinus pain and sometimes a general state of fatigue and misery. […]

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Catching Babies: An Update from Dr. Lisa

By Lisa Lichtig, M.D. I want to let you know about a big transition in my work-life. It is with profound gratitude, excitement and also sadness that after 28 years of helping bring life into the world, I am ready to move on from “catching babies”.                   […]

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What To Do For The Stomach Flu

By Susan Bradt, M.D. Acute gastroenteritis (AKA the stomach flu or stomach bug) is a very common infection in childhood. It is most typically caused by a contagious virus and can result in diarrhea alone or vomiting plus diarrhea. The symptoms can last anywhere from 24 hrs to longer than 2 weeks and the symptoms […]

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The Omics Revolution

This is a fascinating video clip featuring our very own Dr. Patrick Hanaway.  Dr. Hanaway is also the Chief Education Officer for the Institute of Functional Medicine.  In this clip, Dr. Hanaway discusses how genes are modified by environmental signals.  Enjoy!! Click to view video.    

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Safe & Effective Products

By Mark Hoch, M.D.   Your Health and Safety is #1 at Family to Family Below is a link to an important article on nutritional/herbal supplements. At Family to Family we know that all products are not created equal and all companies are not of equal integrity. As seen here (NY Times and also in the […]

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Influenza Update

By Dr. Susan Bradt This Year’s Flu It appears the flu season is hard upon us and it is not going to be a mild one this year. The influenza shot this year is also not well matched with the circulating strains so it is not offering as much protection in the community as it […]

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What’s All The Buzz About Honey Bees?

by Dr. Susan Bradt

These busy workers pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops, which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat! Without them, we couldn’t grow the food we currently grow.

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Dr. Hanaway’s Favorite Breakfast: Full of Protein & Goodness!

We love to promote healthy eating since food is our body’s fuel and more.  Our body is better supported with higher quality fuel so we’re sharing Dr. Hanaway’s yummy, delicious breakfast smoothie recipe.  It will fill you up and give your body lasting energy!   INGREDIENTS These are approximations. There is no need to use […]

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Hormone by Dr. Mark Hoch

Here is some practical information about “vitamin D” because you may be hearing some of the buzz about it in the media. Actually, it has been known for some time that vitamin D is very important to many aspects of our health, not just our bones.  Technically, vitamin D is not really a vitamin because […]

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Natural Methods for Restful Sleep

by Mark Hoch, M.D. Sleep is an important part of healthy life.   During sleep our bodies use the healthy nutrition we have taken in throughout the day to rebuild themselves; injured tissues are repaired, bones, tendons and connective tissues are remodeled and strengthened, and our organs get a chance to rest or do their […]

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Poison Ivy: Dispelling the Myth and Calming the Itch by Dr. Susan Bradt

It’s spring!  We are all enjoying the beautiful weather, hiking, gardening and spending time outdoors.  It is also the time of year when poison ivy and poison oak are growing abundant and strong.   The doctors at Family to Family have seen an increase in the past few weeks of patients with poison ivy rashes.  We want to […]

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Holistic Perspectives on Eczema: Calming the Itch and Addressing the Source by Dr. Susan Bradt

  I’ve seen many cases of childhood eczema recently so I’m sharing a  bit about this irritating and itchy rash including some tips on addressing its underlying causes.  Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, affects both children and adults and is characterized by an itchy red rash.  The rash comes and goes over time and […]

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Knees For Life Podcast – with Dr. Mark Hoch

Dr. Hoch is a founding diplomat (Board Certified MD) of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He’s also active in the holistic medical movement nationally and am a past President of the American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA), the leading association of physicians and healthcare practitioners devoted to mind/body/spirit medicine since 1978. He’s a […]

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When & How to Treat A Child’s Fever – Fever With A Purpose

As many of the families in my practice know, I do not recommend treating a child’s mild or moderate fever with medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen. While it can sometimes be scary, it is important to remember that the fever can be quite purposeful and very important in allowing your child to recover easier […]

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Interview with Dr. Patrick Hanaway

Patrick Hanaway, MD, well-respected thought leader in Integrative Holistic Medicine around the world, is interviewed by  Clinical Nutritionist, Josh Gitalis. Dr. Hanaway brought forth many innovations in functional medicine testing while director at Genova Diagnostics. While he retired from that position in Spring 2012,  Patrick continues to improve healthcare and medical education as Curriculum Director […]

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Autumn Sale on Supplements!

Fall is fast approaching which is the perfect time to stock up on high quality supplements at discounted prices – up to 30% off! Save now on your favorite products from Xymogen, Emerson, Vitanica, and Rainbow Light. Only while supplies last; available in the office only; not available online. Please stop by and see our […]

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Warm Farewell Note from Emily

The end of the summer brings a time of transformation, and as Five-Element Chinese Medicine refers to it, the fifth season, the season of the Earth element. This is when the fruits and vegetables are bursting forth with life, ready for harvest. There is an impending stillness and tranquility, as Summer so gradually turns to […]

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Introducing New Staff at Family to Family

In an effort to serve our patients more effectively and efficiently, we have recently added three new staff.   C. Andi Locke Mears – Practice Manager My husband and I moved to Asheville last year to be closer to family including two wonderful grandchildren.  I have run several successful businesses including my own holistic wellness center […]

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Fabulous Wheat-Free Zucchini Bread from Dr. Susan’s kitchen to yours!

Have you ever considered eliminating wheat from your diet?  If not, I urge you to consider it, at least for a short time.  At the very least, it will be a period of detoxification for your body.  Most likely, you will experience amazing results which could include significant weight loss, increased energy, improved mood, better […]

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