Marcelo Campos, MD

Marcelo Campos, MD works as a primary care doctor at Harvard Vanguard. He is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Assistant Professor at TUFTS School of Medicine. Dr. Campos completed medical school in Brazil and a family medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. His interests are immigrant health, LGBT health, opioid use disorders, integrative and functional medicine. Functional medicine uses an innovative framework to address chronic diseases, trying to find the root cause when possible and collaborate with patients to bring the much needed balance to create health primarily with lifestyle changes.


Posts by Marcelo Campos, MD

What is keto flu?

People who switch to a ketogenic diet in order to lose weight sometimes experience symptoms including fatigue, nausea, and irritability–keto flu–that appear to be connected to the change in diet, though the exact reason why is unknown.

Orthorexia: The extreme quest for a healthy diet

The goal of eating the healthiest possible diet is wise and admirable, but this pursuit can sometimes become an unhealthy fixation on healthy eating called orthorexia, which can lead to anxiety and social isolation.

Lifestyle change as precision medicine

Precision medicine promises individualized approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic diseases. Yet finding a way to incorporate healthy habits into your unique lifestyle may be a form of precision medicine with known benefits that is available today.

Probiotics for bipolar disorder mania

There is growing evidence that mood disorders may be linked to inflammation and the bacteria in our digestive tracts, so researchers wanted to see if a probiotic compound could help patients with bipolar disorder who had been hospitalized for mania avoid relapse and rehospitalization.

Lyme disease: Resolving the “Lyme wars”

Most people who get Lyme disease recover after a course of antibiotics, but some patients continue to experience symptoms for months or even years. There is much controversy around post-treatment Lyme disease, particularly in how long patients should continue taking antibiotics.

Apple cider vinegar… for heartburn?

There is a lot of anecdotal information about people using apple cider vinegar to treat heartburn, but no published research examining the validity of it.

Is adrenal fatigue “real”?

Fatigue and low energy are common reasons patients seek help from a doctor. It is often challenging to come up with a diagnosis, as many medical problems can cause fatigue. One potential theory links stress to adrenal exhaustion as a potential cause of this lack of energy, but is “adrenal fatigue” a real disease?

Rhabdo: A rare but serious complication of… exercise

The condition rhabdomyolysis (known as rhabdo) occurs when muscle tissue leaks its contents into the bloodstream, and can be caused by intense physical activity. Anyone starting a new workout or fitness routine should evaluate their fitness level and take precautions to exercise safely.

Answer these 5 questions to help make your New Year’s resolutions stick

If you want to keep your New Year’s resolutions, you need to approach them as a process of behavior change, make your goals realistic, and have a specific plan for how you will reach them.

Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being

Measuring heart rate variability provides a way to see the impact of stress, which can be a motivator to make healthier lifestyle choices that can help counteract it.