Diagnosing & Healing Hashimoto’s with Functional Medicine

Hashimoto’s Disease is the medical name given to autoimmune hypothyroidism. Itaffects 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, and …

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 …

How To Stop Suffering From PMS: Treating PMS With Functional Medicine

Tired of dreading your period? You’re not alone. Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, affects over 90% of women. Often when women present with classic symptoms of PMS–fatigue, headache, bloating, and mood swings–they are only offered one treatment option: birth control pills. Yet, there are other options to consider–you don’t have to just live with your symptoms. …

Perimenopause: What to expect and how you can thrive

Chances are you’ve heard the word menopause more than perimenopause. You’ve heard about the hot flashes. And the mood swings. And the weight gain. Menopause is portrayed as this rollercoaster of symptoms that suddenly occurs when you’re in your 40s or 50s. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. The truth is that your body …

Can Virtual Primary Care Work For You?

What’s wrong with today’s primary care? Dissatisfaction with the traditional primary care experience runs deep: 81% of all people dislike their experience and are looking for something (anything!) better. The majority of dissatisfaction come from the rushed, transactional visits that are the norm in the primary care office: you get 10 minutes of questions from …

Is a Functional Medicine Membership Right For Me?

These days, subscription plans, otherwise known as membership plans, are everywhere. Joining as a member offers perks, discounts, or more options that non-members would have access to. While the cell phone contracts of the past bring up some anxiety for most of us, sometimes membership plans can be used to our advantage.   What are …

How Much Does Seeing A Functional Medicine Doctor Cost?

Seeing a functional medicine doctor can be a very different experience than what you would typically expect from a doctor.  Functional medicine doctors take the time to get to know you, understand your health concerns in detail, and provide solutions that encompass lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, and medications, if needed. Longer appointments are key in being …

How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) with Proper Treatment of Fatigue

How do so many of our patients go from low energy, brain fog, and feeling like they are “living in a strangers body” to feeling energized and thriving without bouncing around from doctor to doctor to get proper treatment? It all starts with having the right doctor who understands what you are going through, has …

12 Simple Pointers to Make Healthy Food Choices

If you’re like most of us, you strutted into the year bursting with energy and positive intentions for your life. Optimizing your diet was high on the priority list. But, like most busy people, you hit a brick wall at some point. Do you even know how to make healthy food choices? Online searches on …

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