1. Including Your Nutrition as Part of Your Overall Wellness

      Your daily food choices impact your health and well-being today, tomorrow, and long into the future. While we all have our cravings for junk food, what's important is that the majority of the food you consume is healthy and wholesome. Good nutrition almost always leads to an overall healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet offers a wide range of benefits. Eating right with the help of nutritional coun…Read More

  2. The Use of Enzyme Replacement in Functional Medicine

    What we eat has a huge impact on our overall health. As our dietary habits have changed, a growing number of people find themselves eating highly processed foods as well as genetically modified foods. Because of these factors, more and more people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses and digestive disorders. Many of these illnesses are a result of nutrient malabsorption, which is caused by a lack …Read More

  3. Because Filters Need Cleaning: How and Why You Should Detoxify

    Undergoing regular cleansing and detoxification is a healthy practice with a long tradition. In the past, our diets and environment would change with the seasons, incorporate natural foods, and were free of artificial chemicals. Our bodies have an amazing ability to filter out toxins when our systems can keep up with our exposure. The liver, kidneys, digestive system, and skin all take part in a h…Read More

  4. 5 Reasons Functional Medicine Successfully Treats Chronic Illness

    When an illness becomes chronic, it begins to impact all of the body's systems. Chronic pain wears on the body and mind, while worry about what the future holds adds additional stress. Some systems overcompensate while others may begin to shut down. Focusing solely on treating the symptoms may mask the root cause of these reactions. Functional medicine delves deeper into the root causes of disease…Read More

  5. Top 7 Ways to Treat Hypothyroidism Naturally

    If you’ve been recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you’re probably interested in learning about all of your treatment options. Many people will head straight to a doctor for hypothyroidism treatment. While that might be a good option for some patients, others are interested in holistic alternatives. Be aware that most conventional doctors will start you on a synthetic thyroid hormone treat…Read More

  6. The Importance of Nutrition in Crohn’s Disease Treatment

    Taking a functional medicine approach to Crohn's disease treatment starts with seeking the root cause of this chronic inflammatory condition, then supporting the body's natural healing systems to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Diet plays a key role in reducing inflammation, improving intestinal permeability, and supporting mucosal healing for Crohn's disease patients.1 In addition to relieving the …Read More

  7. The Body-Balancing Benefits of Moxibustion

    Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy which has been in use for more than 2500 years.1 Similar to cupping therapy, this treatment uses therapeutic heat on specific acupoints to balance and support the body's functional systems and treat chronic disease. Let's explore this ancient technique and the wide array of conditions which benefit from moxibustion treatment. The Three Types of Moxibust…Read More

  8. Barely Functioning or Fully Functional? Here’s What You Should Know About Functional Medicine

    Finding an evidence-based approach to healing chronic disease may have sparked your interest in functional medicine. While conventional allopathic medicine works well for acute disease, infection, and trauma, the best functional medicine doctors are breaking new ground by seeking the root cause of chronic illness and supporting the body's self-healing systems. There are many holistic and alternati…Read More

  9. Getting to the Root of Crohn’s Disease: A Functional Medicine Approach

    Getting diagnosed with Crohn’s disease can be stressful and overwhelming. To make things worse, the initial diagnosis is usually followed by more bad news: Crohn’s disease has no known cause and no known cure. Newly diagnosed patients may leave the doctor’s office feeling pretty discouraged. If you’ve battled the symptoms of Crohn’s long enough to experience your first flare-up, you prob…Read More

  10. Benefits of Fighting Hypothyroidism with Exercise

    When you have hypothyroidism, simple tasks like getting to work and running errands can feel like an exhausting workout. You’ve probably heard that exercise can help you manage your symptoms, but it seems impossible when you’re achy, fatigued, and depressed. Even if it sounds difficult, the benefits of regular exercise for people with hypothyroidism are too impressive to ignore. Reading about …Read More