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Your Home Could Be Making You Sick

Millions of Americans unknowingly live with or work around mold and it’s estimated that long-term mold exposure contributes to more than 50% of illnesses. The good news . . . You do not have to live with a mold induced chronic illness. Forum Health Knoxville offers a urinary mycotoxin test looks at 16 mycotoxins and reveals if there […]

The S Word S-U-G-A-R

What is your relationship with sugar like? Do you always say YES to cake at parties and YES to chocolate for dessert?   Our bodies need sugar- but we are eating excessive amounts in America- to the point it is hurting our health.   Have you picked up a 7 year old lately? That’s how […]

Everything Begins in the Gut- Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is the result of a lack of intestinal enzymes necessary for digestion to happen.  If the body cannot digest correctly, it cannot absorb vital nutrients.  When this happens, you can experience immune dysfunction and hormone imbalance. Abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivity, joint pain, skin rashes, autoimmune issues…. Do you […]


Click Here to See Original Blog Post On Charlotte’s Web Blog The questions we get asked most often revolve around the confusion between Charlotte’s Web hemp extract oil, hemp seed oil, and marijuana. It’s natural. Unless you’re a botanist, marijuana and hemp look very similar, and people use the word “cannabis” interchangeably between the two. Also, […]

How To Thrive During Virus Season

by Megan Roberts, Integrative Health Coach and Head RN Where did I get it? Well, could have been that last trip to Target, maybe the bounce house where dozens other parents took their children to let off some steam this weekend because schools are closed due to illness for the second time in three weeks. […]

A4m Blog: IV Therapy: Facts vs. Fiction

  Intravenous (IV) therapy is known to be the fastest way to deliver any kind of fluid or medication to the body, yielding a bioavailability absorption of 100%. This practice has also demonstrated quantifiable benefits in the realm of healthcare and wellness, particularly regarding nutrition: IV nutritional therapy, in which vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients […]

Dr Goodyear speaks at A4M in Las Vegas 2014

It was again an honor for Dr Goodyear to speak at the annual A4M Functional & Regenerative Medicine conference in Las Vegas on 12.12.14.   This conference brings together the largest gathering of Functional Medicine practitioners in the World.  New ideas and new research, from around the world, in Health and Health restoration are learned, […]

Dr Goodyear Speaks at AFMA in Atlanta

Dr Goodyear was  honored to speak at the American Functional Medicine Association Fall Conference in Atlanta.  Dr Goodyear joined an all-star line up of speakers including: Eldred Taylor MD, David Zava PhD, Matthew Sandry MD, Tim Guilford MD, Russell Jaffe, MD PhD, Aristo Vojdani PhD and many others, at the Functional Medicine Conference in Atlanta.   Combined, […]

Have you Heard of Einkorn?

Have Your Heard of Einkorn?   Einkorn.  Now that is an interesting word; but what is it?  It is an ancient variety of wheat primarily grown in Europe and is quite different than the modern wheat we in America are eating.  However, it is beginning to gain some interest, and I will tell you why. […]

Dr Goodyear to speak at A4M conference in Las Vegas

Dr Goodyear has again been invited to speak at the A4M conference in Las Vegas on December 12th.  This is the largest meeting of the year for A4M.  This conference often brings 10,000+ medical practitioners from all over the world together to learn and discuss the latest science of Functional Medicine.  Dr Goodyear will be speaking on […]

Dr Goodyear to speak at upcoming AFMA conference in Atlanta

Dr Goodyear has again been invited to speak at the Association of Functional Medicine Association (AFMA) biannual conference in Atlanta on November 8th.   Dr Goodyear will be speaking on “The Biochemical Dysfunction(s) of Metabolic Syndrome”.  The conference dates are November 6 – 9.  The conference brings together the leaders in the Functional Medicine movement.  […]

Dorothy, there is no place like home!

  Yard to table blog exists to highlight and integrate natural therapies into the everyday life.   Natural, Healthy living is not hard.  In fact, the means to live Healthy is all around us.  Most just need to start. Most just need to take that first step towards Health.   So many of the toxins […]

All things Mushrooms!

Mushrooms!   What does that make you think of?   Psychedelic mushrooms?  Smoking mushrooms?  Culinary mushrooms? Gateway drugs?  Poison?   Mushrooms can be many and all of these.  But, I want to discuss the amazing medicinal value of mushrooms.  Not the “medicinal” that has been abused and misused for political and/or marketing purposes.  I am […]

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Does One Size Fit All?

One size fits all approach to medicine never works.  It doesn’t work in traditional allopathic medicine and it doesn’t work in natural medicine.  Whether it is natural or not, a physician cannot treat all patients the same.  This seems logical too most, but this is a tunnel of thinking that medicine cannot get itself out […]

Hormones–2014 style

  Welcome to 2014!   It is hard to believe that 2013 is in the rear view mirror.   Forum Health Knoxville is committed to making each year a healthier one for all.  Health and Wellness is our commitment to our clients, our community, our State, and our Country.  This year is no different.  Forum […]

Freedom, FDA, and IV vitamin therapy

Enough is enough!   For far too long physicians and their patients have sat back and watched their freedom to access health care erode away.  The source of this erosion of freedom is from the very people that are charged with protecting it.   The FDA and United States government is guilty as Charged.  It […]

The Truth in Statistics

I am always thrilled to have patients come to my office with studies or books that they have read. Education is the power to individual health and wellness. The internet has opened up the doorway of medical research and information to all. This is a very good thing. But it also pulls the curtains back […]

Preparing For Your Thermography Breast Screenings

  Join us at Forum Health Knoxville for a Thermography Event   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 body […]

Headaches Fatigue Detoxification Might Be The Solution

  “For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death. In the less than two decades of their use, the synthetic pesticides have been so thoroughly distributed throughout the animate and inanimate world that they occur […]

Water. It Does A Body Good.

Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven,” contains a great line: “Water, water, everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” While the character in the poem was surrounded by salt water and faced sure dehydration, that’s not the case for us. We are surrounded by readily available purified drinking water, yet dehydration is still an […]

Need to Spice Up Your Life? Cook with Herbs!

Are you tired of the same flavors used in your every day cooking? Do you want to add spice to your life but aren’t sure how? Adding fresh herbs while cooking not only turns an ordinary meal into extraordinary but also has added health benefits. Herbs come from a plant so just like fruits and vegetables, they contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These nutrients are best absorbed from foods not supplements therefore getting a varied diet is important to health.

Winter Blues or Something Else?

“Maybe I just have the winter blues,” she said. This statement leads the list of commonly heard complaints from patients who come to me seeking answers for their symptoms.

“Sarah” came to our office frustrated that all of her lab work showed normal levels of everything. “My thyroid levels weren’t even low,” she exclaimed hoping that low thyroid would explain her symptom list including fatigue, sleep disturbance, mild anxiety and depression, as well as brain fog. She even had a prescription for an antidepressant but was reluctant to fill it. “I hate the person I have become! Even my family has noticed a change in me. Can you help me?”

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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”) […]


    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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]