Functional Medicine

Learn How To Lose Weight In A Healthy Way

For many patients, obtaining and keeping a healthy weight is a common goal. Due to different circumstances, such as genetics, the environment and our diet, achieving a healthy weight can sometimes be difficult to obtain. Through various health assessments, meal planning and coaching, you can reach your weight loss goals in no time! Learn how… read more

How To Deal With Your Sleep Apnea

Do you have trouble staying asleep at night? You could be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs as the airway is obstructed and there are interruptions in your sleep patterns. Many patients don’t even know they suffer from sleep apnea, but some symptoms include excessive snoring, daytime fatigue and headaches. Treatment for sleep apnea… read more

Protect Your Health By Knowing Your Family Health History

Knowing and acting on your family health history is an essential part of protecting your health. What is a family health history? Your family health history is a record of yours and your family’s medical history used in helping physicians determine health conditions that you may be susceptible to. Collect your family health history and… read more

Learn How To Stay Safe In The Sun

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness month–learn how to stay sun safe this Spring with the following tips and advice. Skin cancer is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States, but most cases are entirely preventable.  “Despite efforts to address skin cancer risk factors, such as inadequate sun protection and intentional… read more

Gear Up For A Healthy Spring With These Tips

Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports.  “These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America.”  Balanced Well-Being Healthcare works with our patients to help them learn about healthy lifestyle and… read more

Colorado’s Struggle with Mental Health and Substance Use

The physical and mental health connection is real which is why functional medicine is more needed now than ever.  One in eight Denver residents is clinically depressed and 70 percent aren’t getting treatment, a new study from Denver Public Health says.  Studies show that some of the biggest challenges to Colorado residents are mental health… read more

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