1. Autoimmune Disease and Functional Medicine

    Autoimmune disease has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The AARDA (American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association) estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease. More Americans suffer from autoimmune disease than heart disease and cancer combined! Did you know?  There are approximately 100 different autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune disease can affect a…Read More

  2. Is Integrative Medicine Right For You?

    There are 2 major divisions in healthcare today. On one side we have what is called traditional medicine and on the other we have integrative medicine. So, what makes these 2 forms of healthcare so different? Traditional Medicine: this is the form of medicine most of us are very familiar with. We go to the doctor with a health complaint and after a 10 minute office visit we walk out with a pre…Read More

  3. Do You Have An Anxiety Disorder?

    What is normal? We all experience moments of feeling nervous, worried or anxious. Maybe you get a flat tire on your way to an important engagement or you have just lost your job. It would be normal to feel uneasy when life throws you curve balls like these. However, some people feel anxious and worry most of the time; even when there is no known explanation for it. So how do you know if you actual…Read More

  4. Fibromyalgia: A New Look

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder of the nervous system that causes muscle pain and in many, it can lead to fatigue, brain-fog, mood issues and insomnia. Fibromyalgia affects over 5,000,000 Americans and 90% of those affected are women over the age of 18. While there is no single cause for fibromyalgia, the brain and the nerves of the body appear to be the target of this chronic health condition. This i…Read More

  5. Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person and their lifestyle choices. It utilizes both conventional and alternative methods of diagnosis and treatment. Traditional medicine on the other hand focuses solely on the management of disease; little if any attention is given to the patient as a whole. Years ago, doctors had to be able to treat a w…Read More

  6. Natural Solution For Depression

    Depression affects millions of Americans at some point in their lives. While the exact cause of depression remains unknown, the problem appears to be an imbalance of brain chemicals; called neurotransmitters. The nerves of the brain (called neurons) do not actually touch each other; there is a small open space between each nerve. So what “connects” the neurons of the brain and permits the…Read More

  7. Functional Medicine Treatment For Depression

    Depression affects almost 20 million Americans. Women are twice as likely to suffer from depression as men and it has become so common that is has been referred to as the "common cold" of mental illness. Functional neurology and functional medicine experts have determined that depression is essentially a symptom of decreased activity of a certain part of the brain called the frontal lobe. This …Read More

  8. Insomnia Relief

    Insomnia is a very frustrating health issue that interferes with the lives of millions of people. If you suffer from insomnia you may have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep or both. There are two general classes of insomnia: Primary insomnia: this means that a person is having problems with sleep that are not directly caused by another known health problem. Secondary insomnia: this form …Read More

  9. Weight-Gain, Fatigue, Depression and the Thyroid Gland

    Your thyroid gland controls the energy levels of your body, the ability to eliminate excess body fat and has a significant influence on brain function. When you have normal thyroid function you have energy, feel good and can maintain proper weight. If you have a sluggish thyroid or your thyroid medication type or dosage is not tailored to your needs, you may gain weight, feel fatigued and suff…Read More

  10. How You Can Benefit From Functional Medicine

    The current healthcare model today is not designed to deal with the rise in chronic disease and declining health in America. Instead of focusing on getting people healthy and preventing chronic disease we have become a drug-nation. We now equate medication with healthcare. Functional Medicine (FM) is a new way of looking at chronic health issues and disease because the focus is on the cause of …Read More