1. Your Guide to Acupuncture Treatment in the 21st Century

    Acupuncture treatment has become increasingly popular over the past few decades, as people look for alternatives to conventional Western medicine. As more and more flock to holistic medical clinics in order to ease their pain and improve their health, it might be well to ask: What is acupuncture? Where did it come from and how does it work?   What Is Acupuncture? An acupuncturist inserts thin nee…Read More

  2. 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 exercise on overall hea…Read More

  3. What You Should Know About Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is a common chronic condition caused by an underactive thyroid gland. If you’ve just been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, you’re probably curious about what caused it and how you can treat it. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed yet, you may be experiencing symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, and achy joints. Many people experience the symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland fo…Read More

  4. Recovering from Surgery – the Functional Medicine Way

    When healing from illness or surgery, it is important to consider the body holistically. All the body's functional systems are affected after surgery and during sports injury rehabilitation. To promote fast and complete healing, your functional medicine doctor's approach will be to optimize the function of the endocrine, digestive, and nervous systems in order to facilitate healing. Functional Sys…Read More

  5. Summer Sports Injury Rehabilitation? 8 Healing Activities to Explore

    Summer calls to athletes with great outdoor opportunities to experience and new challenges to overcome. During sports injury rehabilitation your favorite sport might be off the table, but getting out and experiencing the season with holistic activities can be a chance to explore new fitness techniques. During your rehabilitation and physical therapy, be sure to check with your functional medicine …Read More

  6. Why Your Functional Wellness Program Should Include Regular Chiropractic Therapy

    Chiropractic treatment provides much more than just pain relief. While a trip to the chiropractor is typically prompted by neck or back pain, there are a myriad of reasons to include regular adjustments as part of your wellness program. Regular chiropractic treatments bring balance and optimal function to the body's systems by freeing up obstructions that restrict the natural flow of essential nut…Read More

  7. What You Need to Know About Hyperthyroidism & Your Relationships

    Having any chronic condition is difficult. Not only do you have to deal with the symptoms of your condition, but also the effects of those challenges on your relationships. How do you help your loved ones understand how hypothyroidism affects your life? How do you continue to be an active participant when you are feeling tired, frustrated, or simply not yourself. Though it can be hard for those th…Read More

  8. How Do Vegetables Decrease Your Risk for Heart Disease?

    Protecting your heart health and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease is an important reason to integrate a wellness program into everyday life. Vegetables provide the compounds the vascular system needs to function properly and are essential for complete functional nutrition. The most common type of heart disease in the United States is CHD, or coronary artery disease. This condition cause…Read More

  9. 6 Toxic Foods to Avoid for Optimal Health

    Long ago, people ate the foods naturally available to them and could trust their cravings and body reward systems to guide them to healthy foods. As our food supply has become industrialized and manufacturers have determined how to use flavor enhancers and artificial ingredients to appeal to our tastes and current diet fads, we tend to choose what is easy and appealing rather than what our bodies …Read More

  10. 5 Ways to Sleep Better With Hypothyroidism, Part 2

    Welcome back to the Pollack Wellness Institute blog! If you have hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, you are probably well aware of the sleep disturbances often associated with this condition. Because the thyroid gland in your endocrine system produces hormones which affect your sleep, this link causes sleep interruptions for people who have an underactive thyroid. In part one of th…Read More