Functional Medicine Practice…..What things look like one year later

Once you see the benefits of functional medicine, there is no turning back.  You are driven to find answers that are going to help people get well.  You become consumed with it, learning everything you possibly can.  Anyone that practices functional medicine is definitely a lifelong learner.   This passion leads many health practitioners to leave the conventional model of practicing medicine at some point.  Just like I did a year ago.  There are many reasons why this happens.  One of the main reasons, I believe, is to have more time with patients.  To hear their story and to provide individualized medicine.  To ask why and get to the root cause. … Read More

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Supplement Basics You Need to Know

Did you know March is National Nutrition month?  The goal of National Nutrition Month is to recognize and bring awareness to the importance of good nutrition. Through research, we are becoming increasingly aware of the connection between our diets and our overall health. A healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle can help prevent many chronic health conditions and keep you feeling your best. In honor of National Nutrition month, there are some supplement basics you need to know to help you further optimize your health. Below your will find some useful information about some of the top recommended supplements that can help promote your general well-being: Multivitamins While the best way to get… Read More

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Vitamin Basics You Want to Know

Are you taking vitamins?  If so, then it is important that you know the basics about vitamins.  March is national nutrition month and I thought this would be as good a time as any to share this information with you. Performing a plethora of roles to maintain good health and development, vitamins are essential nutrients that we can’t live without. Yet there are so many that perform wonders without our even actually being aware of it, until we don’t get sufficient amounts and problems occur. Vitamins are characterized by the following: They’re found naturally in food, with varying amounts They can’t be made by the body (save for vitamin D… Read More

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10 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season is in full swing.  So how to you keep from getting sick and staying well throughout the year?  The safest way to stay well starts with practicing healthy lifestyle habits.  Your immune system works hard to keep you well. There are bacteria and viruses everywhere, not to mention helminths (worms) and tiny mites that carry infection and your immune system continuously fights all types of bacteria, viruses and various parasites. Your immune system is also working to fight and kill cancerous cells that can pop up in your system.  It is therefore of great importance to be sure and take care of your immune system health.  To… Read More

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Detoxing Your Body and Mind: Why is it important?

There are many detox programs out there, but are they the right thing for you to do? Before answering that, first let’s look at what detoxing means.  Detoxifying is the method of cleansing or ridding the body of excess toxins and other elements that may harm it. Because detoxification eliminates toxins in the body, it may also help to improve your resistance to diseases, improve mental state, digestion, and health. It also aids in buffering the effects of sudden weight loss or gain. When your body is able to detox effectively you are likely to have more energy, and have a more positive outlook on life. Your body is constantly… Read More

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Have You Ever Thought About Doing a 23 and Me Test?

Have you ever thought about doing a 23 and Me test?  Many people have done them so they could learn more about their own genes. What is the benefit to this?  Well, it can help you be proactive in potentially preventing a gene from becoming active and you developing a disease.   It is believed that the reason you develop a disease or medical condition is 25% due to your genes and the rest is due to your lifestyle and environmental exposures.   What this means is, you have the ability to impact your DNA.  Knowing more about your genes can help you to make better choices that can impact… Read More

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Are you tired of being tired?

Are you tired of being tired?   There are many reasons for the way you are feeling, but there is one very important reason why you are not able to shake the brain fog, are waking up feeling like you haven’t slept and continue to struggle to get through the day.  Do you want to know what it is?  Toxins. Like know time in history, you and I are being inundated from toxins in the air we breath, the food we eat, the water we drink and from the barrage of electronic and information overload.  All of this takes a toll on your physical, emotional and mental health.   If… Read More

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Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow At Home

Do you garden?  If so, have you ever thought about growing your own medicinal herb garden? Herbs not only can add flavor to a dish, but can be used for medicinal purposes as well.   Long before there were doctors and high-tech medications, people were growing their own herbal remedies through gardening.  This is how people would manage many of the ills, using natural remedies such as herbs.  You can grow your own herbal medicine remedies—in the garden or in pots you keep in front of the window. When you grow them in doors, you can have fresh herbs at your finger tips all year long.   Many common herbal… Read More

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Can you safely rid your body of toxins?

We live in a world today that if full of toxins in the air with breath, the food we eat and the cosmetics we put on our skin.   So what are toxins?  Toxins and other unnatural elements are substances that may harm the body. You may not know it, but many of your lifestyle habits open the door for many of these toxic substances to enter your body. For example, eating foods rich in sugar and preservatives, being exposed to pollution, smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and soda all tax your digestive track.  The biggest organ in your body takes the greatest hit and that is your liver.  Your liver is… Read More

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Have you wondered if doing a detox can give you more energy?

So many people today are chronically fatigued.   Fatigue is what happens when you go beyond simply feeling tired. But fatigue never just happens out of the blue. There’s always a reason that you become drained of energy.   One of the biggest reasons that people become fatigued is because their body becomes too filled with the things that bog it down, zap its energy and make it hard for it to function like it should. Does this sound like you?   You don’t have to stay that way, though. Living day to day in a state of fatigue isn’t something that you have to do. If you want to… Read More

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