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Get Ready for Winter with an Immune System Tune-Up

  Increase your odds of fending off illness this flu season by doing your part to make sure that your immune system is primed and ready with a functional medicine visit. Function medicine testing evaluates antecedents, triggers and mediators of disease. It is the most comprehensive method to evaluate your overall health. What Do Your… read more

Why Do You Get Gas?

Gas. It happens to everyone, but how much is normal and what causes it? Your digestive system is an intricate network of chemicals, bacteria, organs and more all working together to break down your food into fuel. After you eat, you may notice that you have more gas depending on the meal you had. That… read more

Can Chronic Inflammation Age You Faster?

Inflammation is the technical term for when your body’s white blood cells–and substances they create–guard you from infection from bacteria and viruses. Chronic inflammation can occur when the body’s immune system causes damage to its own tissues. Your nutrition, allergies and how fast your body age are all interconnected. How well you eat can determine how healthy your digestive system is and how well… read more

Why Does Insomnia Happen to You?

10 percent of people have a chronic insomnia disorder, while another 30-35 percent have insomnia sometimes. This is not simply a sleeping problem, but one that causes health problems all over the body. When your body doesn’t receive the rest it needs each night, you can experience chronic fatigue, mood disorders, poor memory and focus,… read more

How Are Metabolism and Breast Cancer Linked?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, ‘how healthy is my metabolism?’ When most of us think of metabolism, we think of weight loss and weight gain, but do you think of breast cancer? I would venture a guess that most of us don’t think breast cancer and metabolism have anything in common, but research… read more

14 Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that there are steps you can take to help prevent it?  Breast cancer prevention starts with healthy habits — such as limiting alcohol and staying physically active. Understand what you can do to reduce your breast cancer risk,” says the Mayo Clinic. Here are 14 tips… read more

Easing Your Anxiety

About 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, which is about 18% of the adults in the U.S, According to the National Institute of Mental Health. Those with anxiety have a much higher risk for depression and other mood disorders. Anxiety is common in everyone, but becomes a disorder if it starts to induce… read more

Steps You Can Take to Prevent Breast Cancer

  “About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer,” according to research… read more

The Effects of Poor Sleep On Your Health

Finding it hard to catch some z’s? Poor sleep quality is not an issue to shrug off. If you aren’t getting the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep your body needs each night, you are putting yourself at risk for many health problems that can develop over time. Memory issues, high blood pressure, a weaker immune… read more

Food Intolerances and Gut Problems

Studies show that around 85% of people suffer from gastrointestinal disturbances such as gas, heartburn and stomach aches. There are common causes of these problems such as nutrient deficiencies, poor diets and dehydration. However, both food intolerances and allergies can also play a role in your stomach and intestinal problems. Allergies are foods that cause… read more