Articles & Resources

Ecological Medicine – Les Cole, MD

“If someone blew up a hospital or infected a water supply, we’d view it as an act of health terrorism. But pumping persistent organic pollutants into the atmosphere, clearing forests, over-using resources and contributing to global warming are equally inimical…

Seminar: What the Heck Is Functional Medicine?

What the Heck Is Functional Medicine? – Presented by Dr. Les Cole, MD I’m sure you’ve heard this term lately, but what does it mean? How is Functional Medicine different from Complimentary Medicine or Alternative Medicine? Join us and meet Les Cole, MD who is…

Type 2 Diabetes – How Did I Get Here?

Type 2 Diabetes – How Did I Get Here?

If you have Type 2 Diabetes (T2D), you’ve probably seen a doctor and been put on a blood sugar lowering medication (such as metformin) for it. If you asked how you got it, you may not have gotten an answer,…

Documentaries on Food and Health

Documentaries on Food and Health

  There is no longer any doubt from the medical and nutritional literature that nutrition is the greatest contributor to health and malnutrition the greatest contributor to disease. Hippocrates is quoted as saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine…

Are You Malnourished?

Are You Malnourished?

The information for this article came from a paper written for my Master’s Thesis in Nutrition and Metabolism, Biomedical Section of The University of South Florida School of Medicine   First, What Is Nutrition? We talk about nutrition, but what…

Understanding Health and Disease

Understanding Health and Disease

Our understanding of health and disease has changed through time. Evil spirits and vapors were once thought to be the causes of disease. Hippocrates advocated, “Let food be thy medicine.” With the Renaissance came an inquiry into science including that…

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine

Traditional Western Medicine or Allopathic Medicine sees the individual primarily as individualized organ systems: heart, lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, etc. It assigns diseases to these systems based on a set of symptoms, signs, abnormal labs and tissue pathology. Once the…

Lecture: Optimal Wellness Conference

Lecture: Optimal Wellness Conference

Dr. Les Cole will be speaking on Eating Your Way to Optimal Wellness from 2:45-3:30PM on Saturday July 13th at the Roosevelt 2.0 in Ybor City during Optimal Wellness; “A Day of Personal & Planetary Healing” from 10AM-6PM. Dr. Cole’s…