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Think You Have IBS? Find Out With Gut Testing

What is gut testing and how can it help with diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? The fact of the matter is, over 85 percent of all adult Americans suffer from some form of intestinal problem with symptoms akin to those of IBS, namely, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating, cramping, pain, and gas. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)… read more

What is a “Normal” Bowel Movement

When it comes to gut health, bowel movement patterns can tell you a lot about your total body wellness.  As a culture, bowel movements aren’t something we talk about much, but if your body’s plumbing isn’t working properly, it can create a toxic environment in your body–literally.  Research in 2010 revealed that your brain and… read more

Should I do a “Cleanse” or “Detox”?

I get questions from family and friends on a regular basis about whether or not they should do a “cleanse” or a “detox”, and if so, which one would I recommend.  It’s a hot topic and “detox” is such a buzz word that I figured it was worth giving an explanation about why I don’t… read more

FirstLine Therapy and Lasting, Healthy Weight Loss

  The FirstLine Therapy Healthy Transformation Program (FLT) is a clinically designed program to teach patients how to establish and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. FLT is founded on the belief that 90% of disease and weight management can come from lifestyle and dietary changes. It’s lifestyle medicine in action. With Balanced Well-Being Healthcare’s multidimensional approach… read more

Solutions for Thyroid Disorders

Do you suffer from a thyroid disorder or thyroid disease? If you do, you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from thyroid disorders.  The good news is, treatments are available to help regulate thyroid dysfunction so you can still enjoy a high quality of life. At Balanced Well Being Healthcare, we work with you… read more

Why Everyone Benefits from Functional Medicine

New to functional medicine? Functional medicine a treatment approach that investigates the root cause of chronic symptoms and conditions.  This new treatment model offers a different approach for combating chronic disease based on your individual genomic makeup. But functional medicine goes beyond genetic conditions and predispositions and looks at environmental factors and lifestyle habits that… read more

Prevent Disease with a Biomarker Health Screening Today

When it comes to getting a picture of your overall health, you want a detailed schematic, not a impressionist-era sketch. Want to know, at a molecular level, just how healthy you are? Biomarkers give you that precise data so you can know–not guess–at how healthy you are.   Understanding the Role of Biomarkers Advancement in… read more

The Effect of Pharmacological Drugs on Nutritional Status

There are many pharmacological medications that have been found to effect nutrient levels. Remember, nutrients play VITAL roles in the function of ALL body systems: the musculoskeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, endocrine system, digestive system, reproductive system and urinary system. ALL of these systems are run by NUTRIENTS!! Deficiencies can… read more

The Effect of Bowel Disease on Nutritional Status

Your intestines play a VERY important role in the digestion and absorption of nutrients. Disease, inflammation, or infection ANYWHERE in the digestive tract can set the stage for poor absorption of nutrients and therefore deficiency. Nutrient deficiency is a risk factor for chronic disease. Below are diseases of the intestines that can impact nutrient status.… read more

The Effect of Popular Diet’s on Nutrient Status

Recent research into the Atkins, South Beach, Best Life and DASH diets showed that all 4 of these diets failed to meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) for 27 micronutrients analyzed. Specifically, vitamin B7, D, E, chromium, iodine and molybdenum were identified as consistently low across the board in all four diet groups. These findings… read more