6 Tips For Holiday Stress Management

The holidays are meant to be a time when you get to unwind, spend time with loved ones, and get away from the stressors of everyday life. However, between holiday party planning and gift giving, holiday stress is a common occurrence. It’s understandable; think about all the things you have to do! Cooking meals, shopping, …

7 Things That Are Ruining Your Gut Microbiome & Health

Did you know your gut is home to trillions of bacteria? Some are beneficial and some, not so much. One indication that there’s an imbalance between good and bad is if you experience common symptoms like heartburn, gas, bloating, and constipation. When your gut microbiome is healthy, with a diverse range of helpful bacteria, your …

Constipation Side Effects: Skin-Gut Connection and Acne

Poor gut health can lead to poor skin health. While it may seem unbelievable, the truth is that there is a strong correlation between what’s going on in your inner world and how it’s showing up in your outer world. To help change things, today we’re going to cover how constipation and acne go hand-in-hand …

Is Telemedicine the Best Way to Get Functional Medicine Care?

Over the last 18 months, many of us have had the experience of seeing a doctor by video. Certain health problems we thought never could have been solved by a telemedicine visit were simply and easily managed with the touch of a button. For people who seek integrative and functional medicine care, many of us …

A Functional Medicine Approach to Healing COVID-19 Long Haul Syndrome

SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), otherwise known as COVID-19, has taken a devastating toll on the lives of hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. Despite the development of vaccines, the disease is still prevalent and hospitalizations and deaths continue to mount. Even in the face of a relatively mild case of COVID-19, approximately …

Diagnosing & Healing Hashimoto’s with Functional Medicine

Hashimoto’s Disease is the medical name given to autoimmune hypothyroidism. It affects 1-2% of Americans, primarily women.  With this autoimmune condition, the body produces antibodies known as Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies or TPO antibodies, that attack the thyroid, rendering it less effective over time. Hashimoto’s symptoms can include: Fatigue Weight gain Thinning or dry hair, nails, …

Why TSH is not enough to detect thyroid problems

Between 1 and 10% of adults have some form of thyroid dysfunction. If you suspect there is a problem with your thyroid, your doctor will likely order a TSH test. Thyroid disorders such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Hashimoto’s and Grave’s disease are usually diagnosed as a result of an abnormal TSH test. However, TSH levels are …

How to Treat PCOS with Functional Medicine

PCOS, short for polycystic ovary syndrome, affects 1 in 10 women. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age. A typical PCOS treatment plan from traditional medicine is Metformin (a medication used to treat abnormal blood sugar in diabetes) or birth control pills in an attempt to balance hormones …

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