Functional Medicine

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

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

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

Metabolic Syndrome, a Recipe for Diabetes and Heart Disease

The incidences of type 2 diabetes (adult onset) and pre-diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in our country and worldwide. According to the 2010 United Health Report, over half of the American population will be afflicted by 2020. Currently it is estimated that 26 million Americans have type 2 diabetes, 67 million Americans have pre-diabetes, and… read more

Is the Flu Shot Right for Me?

It’s that time of year again folks, where promotions for flu shots are more prevalent than pumpkins! There are so many things to consider when deciding if the flu shot is right for you, so we have decided to lay out some facts to aid in your decision. The flu shot doesn’t work that well. On… read more

Constipation Puts You at Risk for Chronic Disease

Constipation is a health risk for chronic disease. One of the major functions of your GI tract is to eliminate toxins. Regular bowel movements are extremely important for your health because, without them, toxins accumulate and are recirculated in your bloodstream. Toxin accumulation can lead to much more serious health complications like autoimmune disease, high… read more