Why Holistic Health Should Be A Given

The short answer to “why holistic health” isn’t a surprise. You choose holistic health, because you want to treat your whole body, not just one or two symptoms. However, if that sounds obvious to you, it’s less obvious to the medical professionals who usually care for you. Good intentions don’t always end in good outcomes …

Adrenal Fatigue in Women: What You Need to Know

Adrenal fatigue in women, or HPA axis dysfunction, develops as we throw ourselves into life. We have a sense of purpose: we work hard, we take care of our families, and we do our best. But… sometimes we overdo it, and the stress mounts. Our bodies cannot handle it, and the result is a condition …

Is Functional Medicine for Me?

Is functional medicine right for you? It depends. As a functional medicine doctor myself, I’m certainly biased in favor of it. However, it involves more patient participation than other forms of medicine. Your doctor doesn’t just hand you a prescription and send you home. Instead, you’ll have a long conversation with your practitioner, in which …

5 Hidden Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Have you been told you have IBS?  IBS is one of many conditions that is diagnosed when there is no other known cause of digestive symptoms. It is estimated that irritable bowel syndrome affects over 45 million people in the US. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, cramping, gas, and bloating, and changes in bowel movements …

How to Eat for a Healthy Gut

A healthy gut isn’t just about avoiding gastrointestinal symptoms. Did you know that your gut health impacts almost every aspect of your health? For example, your gut’s microbiome impacts: Your immune system Hormones Digestion Mood Even your skin The good news is, what you eat has the biggest impact on the microbiome of your gut. …

Are Food Sensitivities Making You Sick?

People toss around words like food sensitivities, food intolerances, and food allergies. Unfortunately, there’s not much accuracy to how they’re used in the public sphere. But all three represent real conditions that affect a lot of people. Sometimes our bodies don’t respond well to certain foods. If you’ve been struggling with symptoms you can’t seem …

Is a Naturopathic Doctor a ‘Real’ Doctor?

This is a common question. Is a naturopathic doctor a real doctor? When somebody asks this, what they’re really trying to find out is if naturopathic doctors can be trusted. Are naturopathic doctors legits? Are they quacks? The short answers: Legit, yes. Quacks, no. As a naturopathic doctor, who attended a four-year medical school, I …

©2021 Vytal Health LLC