I’m “SO TIRED”!  
Is this something you (or the people in your life) are saying on a daily basis… multiple times a day?

When was the last time you felt vibrant and full of energy?
Do you walk a straight path to the coffee pot every day … and tap into it 3 times more during the day?  Are you too tired to exercise?  Possibly falling asleep during meetings or crashing on the couch while you watch TV?

What would your life look like if you had more energy?? What would you do differently in your life?


Fatigue is one of our top patient complaints.  They wake tired, they can’t concentrate, they have no energy to complete their work and home lists and they worry how this affects their relationships and life.


Traditional approach to fatigue:
Check labs: CBC, CMP, Thyroid, ESR, and occasionally Lyme. Often there is a sleep study done to check for sleep apnea. If normal, there is often an ‘acceptance’ that it’s just part of a busy life and getting older.  Occasionally there may be a trial of medication for depression, sleep and/or fatigue.


What can 4 Better Health do that your local practitioner isn’t or can’t do (besides spend more than 10-15 minutes with you)?

The Functional Medicine approach to fatigue:
Look at the whole person and for complex interrelationships among many diverse variables. After a very detailed history intake form and consultation there will be deeper dive testing:


  • Lab work as above plus many other detailed lab tests to evaluate nutrients, hormones, glucose metabolism, mitochondria, inflammation and infections
  • Functional medicine tests such as food sensitivity testing, gut evaluation, adrenal evaluation and heavy metals testing
  • Sleep study if it has not been done

Treatment is then focused on the patient’s unique dis-ease in the body.
Unlike traditional medicine, we do not treat all “I’m so tired” patients the same, nor do we believe getting older is a reason for being tired.  And it is not a one shot ‘check it – fix it” approach, but it is also small changes added together for dramatic shifts in the body.

Functional medicine treatment plan may include some or many of the following:

  • Exercise –
    • Every day – start slow and move up
  • Lifestyle discussions –
    • Work on life balance and purposeful relaxation
    • As a society our workload and hours of activity have increased. According to the International Labor Org. “Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers”. And the average American worker has increased 400% since 1950.
  • Replenish nutrient deficiencies – Many times one or all of: Iron, B’s, Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D and CoQ10
  • Remove foods causing inflammation and increase high nutrient anti-inflammatory diet – Top 5: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Eggs, Corn
    • Low processed, low sugar and High anti-oxidants
  • Heal the gut- Often there is a need for probiotics, digestive enzymes, HCL and gut soothing combinations such as L-Glutamine, licorice, curcumin, aloe, slippery elm, etc)
  • Treat infections – Antibiotics or herbal antimicrobials
  • Calm inflammation
  • Balance hormones
  • Remove toxins
  • Regulate energy – Everything that has ever happened to you in your life has cumulated to bring you a vibrant body or dis-ease.  By treating the energy piece the ‘stuck’ will become unstuck and all of the treatments above will work better.  Examples: Full-Spectrum Healing, Cranio-Sacral, Acupuncture, Reiki, Meditation and Yoga
  • Consider counseling and biofeedback to support process of above

In Functional Medicine we look at the entire person including everything that has ever happened to them and we bring the body back to its optimal functioning to remove the symptom.  How cool is that?!

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rebecca a photo“Words cannot express how grateful I am for the individualized care I have received from Lisa at 4Better Health! If you or someone you love is suffering with an auto-immune condition, want more energy and less pain and are looking for an alternative to traditional medicine, you have found it! With their help you will be amazed at the power you have to change your path.” 

Rebecca Alferes 53 Years Old

“Frustrated with conventional medicine philosophy of just take a pill for the rest of your life? Functional Medicine is your answer. Since I first saw Lisa 2 months ago I have lost over 10 percent of my original body weight and have more energy than I can ever remember having.”

Micheal Annantuonio – 36 years old

“After suffering for over 2 years and seeing many practitioners (who often dismissed my fatigue & pain) Dr Zub adjusted my medications and supplements. As a result, my baseline functioning and health is finally better. Dr. Zub works as a partner with you the patient, is earnest, humble and actively learning She is a Gift!” 

C.G., Needham M

“I feel like I have finally found a physician who is willing to work as a partner with me with the goal of improving my health. Dr Zub is an outstanding physician both from a diagnostic and a Functional Medicine perspective. I’ve recommended her to many of my friends.”

Karen Bird – Needham MA

“In a very short amount of time, Dr. Zub has been able to identify and address underlying chronic health issues that I have been dealing with, that other doctors were unable to do. I love 4 Better Health’s approach to treat the entire person thru a therapeutic partnership and get to the root of issues, not just throw medicine at a symptom. I truly sing her praises and have already referred others to the practice. I truly wish I had found Dr. Zub a long time ago as she has been life changing!”

Diane Tamagno

Linda LaCamera(1)“Finding 4 Better Health was a blessing after many years of traditional medicinal doctors /Endocrinologists being unable to get me to feeling optimal. Dr Zub listened to me, truly heard me & devised a proactive plan for me to have a better life. My body is still healing, but I am no longer barely functioning to get through my daily life. I can exercise again without being completely depleted of energy. I have been able to successfully lose 20 pounds. I feel I can always contact Dr. Zub with any questions or concerns I may have. We continue to work together to find the right course of action for my health. I can’t say enough great things about their practice.”

Linda LaCamera

colleen adams“4 Better Health embodies the true meaning of holistic healthcare! Thank you, Dr. Zub, for taking a genuine interest in each aspect of my life affecting my health and vitality; and for taking the time to educate me on the ways in which my body functions on a metabolic level, and the things I can do to better manage my energy and well-being!”

Colleen Adams

“Prior to working with Lisa I’d have to be home-bound one day every other weekend in order to deal with my problem. Now that I don’t need to do that anymore I’m back to hiking/mountaineering, kayaking, bike riding, snow-shoeing, being with friends, and spending time in the White Mountains. I am soo thankful for all 4 Better Health has done for me. You had a MAJOR hand in getting me back into this kind of shape [and I’m looking forward to getting even stronger and more fit]. I feel in command of my life again and I am enjoying doing all the outdoorsy, active things I love to do! What a gift you have given me!”

John Curcio

jenweightloss“My weight has always been a fight. I was having trouble sleeping  and walking upstairs because of pain in my hip and knee. I have tried a million diets but in the end I never felt in control of what I ate. When I made the decision to do the cleanse/detox I had my reservations. But it changed me. What I want
to eat and what my body craves. I feel better than I have in years. I am  sleeping better than ever and taking the stairs every chance I get. In 6 months I’ve gone from 265# to 180#. It’s all planning and consistency!”


I was exhausted and in pain- aching from my neck to toes and waking up 4 or 5 times a night. My doctors told me it was just old age. Within a week of taking a few supplements and small changes to my diet recommended by 4 Better Health; my pain was drastically reduced and I began sleeping so much better. I am doing much more than I had been able to do in a very long time, my spirits are better, my outlook is better and I couldn’t ask for anything more. I would recommend this practice to everyone.

Rose Ciampa 83years old.