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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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