1. You might be the root cause of your health issue? 

    You can also be the solution.  In functional medicine we look for the root cause of heath problems. We want to discover and reveal the most basic, most fundamental cause of illness. As referenced above, you might say we are looking to what is missing, incomplete or simply not being done.  Different examples of root causes:  You can’t lose weight because you have Hashimoto’s disease, or anot…Read More

  2. The Best Autoimmune Disease Doctor – A Functional Medicine Approach

    If you have an autoimmune disease, which specialist should you be seeking the help of? This is a question many people have asked, but the answer is not that simple. You would think there is a doctor that specializes in all autoimmune diseases…unfortunately, no such specialist exists.  When it comes to autoimmune diseases, probably the most qualified medical doctor would be a rheumatologist. How…Read More

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    Infections – Autoimmune Disease

    Acute and chronic infections can be a root cause for the development of autoimmune disease. Viruses in particular have been shown to trigger immune system dysregulation and ultimately autoimmunity. While there are other environmental and lifestyle triggers for autoimmunity, infections have probably been the most studied by researchers.  “Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system recognizes and…Read More

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    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19: The Functional Medicine Approach

    Autoimmune Disease and COVID-19 Autoimmune diseases have not been found to increase COVID-19 mortality, but other chronic health conditions have. However, coronavirus infection can cause an exacerbation or flare up of your autoimmune disease.  If you have an autoimmune disease, it does not mean that you have an overactive or underactive immune system. It means you have an immune system that is no…Read More