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Massage On The Rocks

stressed woman

  With so many wonderful massage choices available, you may find your self stressing about how to de-stress. The Hot Stone Massage, a new massage technique using heated stones, has many benefits that might just be right for you.   Therapeutic Benefits of Hot Stone Massage In a hot stone massage, stones are heated and […]

Glow Into The New Year

Suitable for most skin types, this non-surgical mechanical exfoliation removes the outer layer of dead, dry skin. Regular treatments stimulate cell regeneration and improve the appearance of brown spots, shallow acne scars, sun damage, enlarged pores, and fine lines.   Forum Health Knoxville skin care specialist Joy Smith advises microdermabrasion monthly for skin treatments to […]

10 Inspirational Health & Fitness Pages to Follow on Pinterest

  Lately you are more likely to hear someone ask, “Are you on Pinterest?” than “Are you on Facebook?” or “Do you do Tweet?” But if you are new to the world of Pinterest, it is best described as a virtual pinboarding site that combines imagery bookmarking with the fun of social media. Users (or “pinners”) […]

The Skinny on Beef: Grain-fed/finished vs.Grass-fed/finished

Ever wonder why people say “I don’t eat red meat” or “Beef is bad for you”? The feeling behind those statements is quite understandable when referencing the majority of beef produced in this country. While an estimated ¾ of all beef in the U.S. is finished on corn and grain, times are changing. People are becoming […]

Old from the desk code

      Dr Goodyear Speaks at A4M in Las Vegas     Dr. Goodyear was proud to be apart of the recent A4M meeting in Las Vegas, December 13-15. This annual meeting of the leaders in functional medicine brought together thousands of physicians representing 60 nations. Dr Goodyear presented evidence from his new upcoming […]

Join us

Join us at Forum Health Knoxville for a Thermography Event Thursday, September 12th 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.   Appointments are limited. Call (865) 675-9355 to schedule yours.   Early detection saves lives. This 15-minute non-invasive test is a valuable procedure and designed to improve detection of breast disease. There is no contact with the […]

Theft of Wellness

Theft of Wellness   Wellness is a hot topic these days.  Everybody wants Wellness.  Everybody wants in on Wellness. History is filled with memorable heists.   attempts at another great theft.  This time, it is a theft of a word.   Define Wellness   What is Wellness?  Wellness means so many different things to so […]

How to make your own tea.

How to make your own tea.   It is easy as one – two – three.  It really is that easy.  Pun is, in fact, intended.   A recent article highlighted the potential contaminants found in commercial tea.   There is little need for commercial tea products.  I recommend you grow your own tea.  There […]

“All I want for Christmas is a Healthy Telomere Length!”

One of the new aspects of optimal aging involves measuring the tiny fragments of DNA found at the end of each chromosome.  These caps called telomeres prevent the tips from fraying – much like the plastic tips on shoelaces prevent them from unraveling.  Each time a cell divides, the telomere shortens.  It’s like an internal […]


    Merry Christmas.  Happy Hannukkah.  Happy New Year.  Tis the season to celebrate.  Tis the season to give.  Tis the season to receive.  Unfortunately, when it comes to the waist line, the season tends to gives back more than it receives. The average American will gain up to 7 pounds over the extended Holiday […]

Exercise, Hormones & Weight Loss: Q&A with Sara Gottfried, MD

Click Here to Read the Original Blog Exercise, Hormones & Weight Loss: Q&A with Sara Gottfried, MD A personalized lifestyle medicine approach to exercise prescriptions by Sara Gottfried, MD Exercise is key to overall health, but sometimes the wrong approach can do more harm than good. It’s likely one of the reasons you’ve encountered patients […]

My Results and Test Highlight- ION Profile with 40 Amino Acids

The ION Profile with 40 Amino Acids is a great test used at Forum Health Knoxville.  This test is run though Genova Diagnostics and all of this information has been found on their website.  This test is great for establishing a baseline assessment of your individual health.   The ION Panel with 40 Amino Acids […]

Your Thyroid and Iodine

In many third world countries, iodine deficiency is the primary cause of hypothyroidism. Although in developed countries due to the iodization of the salt supply, iodine deficiency is not a very common cause of hypothyroidism. Greater than 90% of hypothyroidism cases in the United States are due to Hashimoto’s. The thyroid is very sensitive to […]

Turn off the lights!

We all operate off an internal clock known as circadian rhythms. Researchers have known for a long time that light disrupts our internal clock and thus disrupts our natural sleep cycles. Blue light from electronics is particularly worrisome. The blue light emissions from electronic devices affect how much melatonin is released. This is a critical […]