Taking a Functional Approach to Your Healthcare-Discover the Power of Functional Medicine

Recently I was interviewed by health coach Julie Smith from www.juliesmithcoaching.com.  We had a frank discussion about what functional medicine is; how this approach to healthcare is different; and why it’s so powerful. Watch the video and for more information on the who, what, what and how of functional medicine read more here. Who is a functional medicine practitioner? Examples of practitioners that practice functional medicine can include Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Chiropractors, and Acupuncturists. What is functional medicine? Functional Medicine focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease, not just symptom treatment. Functional medicine examines every factor involved including symptoms, genes, environment, and lifestyle factors to treat the… 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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