1. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #8 Brain Health

    Heal Your BRAIN How do you know if you have an unhealthy brain? Below you will find some of the most common symptoms of an inflamed brain; or a brain that is not working properly: Warning signs: Chronic fatigue Brain-fog Your short-term memory is declining Insomnia Depression / Anxiety Lack of motivation Reduced ability to handle stress You have strong reactions to foods or environmental triggers …Read More

  2. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 7 Hormones

    How to balance your hormones? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hormonal imbalance is a common problem today and is due to various causes. You will notice that I have placed HORMONES at Level #7 of the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid/FMHP. This is because all of the Levels below hormones can be a root cause for hormone imbalances. When I say hormones I am referring to Estrogen, Proges…Read More

  3. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 6 Thyroid

    How do you heal your Thyroid? What causes your thyroid gland to not function properly? Do you have a nutrition problem? Do you have an Immune system problem? Do you have an Inflammation problem? Do you have a Food allergy or sensitivity problem? Do you have a Digestive system problem?. . Could it be any or all of these things? This is where the help of a functional medicine doctor can take you to …Read More

  4. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 5 Immune System

    Heal your immune system! Your immune system is one of the key regulating system of your body. When this system is out of balance it will be virtually impossible to restore your health. Sometimes this system is “weak” and this leads to frequent illness and prolonged periods of recovery. More frequently however, it is out of balance and doing more harm to your body than good! . Your immune syste…Read More

  5. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 4 Stress and Inflammation

    How are Stress and Inflammation connected? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Do you have any stress in your life? If you have stress, then you probably have increased inflammation in your body. How are these two things connected? Let’s start with stress. When you are under stress your brain signals your “stress glands” to kick into action. Your stress glands are also known as your adrenal glands. …Read More

  6. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #3 Blood Sugar / Body Fuel

    Where do you fall on the blood sugar spectrum? Did you know that poor blood sugar regulation can lead to weight gain, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, cancer, dementia, ovarian disease…the list goes on and on! Blood sugar is not only about diabetes; there is a whole spectrum of blood sugar disorders. Why is blood sugar regulation so important to your health? If you look to the FMHP you will see …Read More

  7. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid: Detoxification #2

    When should you think about doing a detox? I have created a functional medicine health pyramid and the 2nd level of this health pyramid is detoxification. The 1st level of this pyramid is the digestive tract and nutrition. Why would gut health and nutrients come before detoxification? #1 Your body is constantly being exposed to toxins; some of these come from the environment and the rest are origi…Read More

  8. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid: #1 Digestion

    #1 Digestion Start Here... Digestion is the foundation of your health and the bottom layer of the FMHP. I have created the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid so that you can gain a better understanding of how your body works and how the various systems and processes work together and ultimately determine your level of health or lack of it. Common problems of Digestion and the Digestive Tract: Poor…Read More

  9. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid

    This is how you restore health and your quality of life. Over the past 19 years of practicing functional medicine I have developed what I call the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid. This model that explains the process of restoring health to our body in a systematic way. When I talk about systems I am referring to the systems of digestion, detoxification, nervous system, hormonal system, energy p…Read More

  10. Do You Need to “Detox”?

    Detoxification or “detox” is a concept that has been around for a very long time. Maybe you have done a detox yourself. There are countless diets, drinks, supplements and entire programs that are designed to help you detox. Doing a detox sounds like a good idea but do you really need to do a detox? There are countless questions that arise once we begin a conversation about detoxification and d…Read More