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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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For Relief from IBD Symptoms, Just Add Exercise

If you regularly experience irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, you’ve probably already tried tweaking your diet or taking supplements to heal your gut. While nutrition and supplements  a great start, did you know that regular exercise can also relieve IBD symptoms? How Exercise Helps Bowel Disorders Functional medicine doctors have long understood the benefits of regular…

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