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    What is Inflammation?

    Inflammation, you have heard it’s bad for you. You don’t want it…but what the heck is it? Inflammation is a root cause of countless health problems and is the only factor common to all chronic diseases. In functional medicine we are very interested in the subject of inflammation because until it is brought under control you simply cannot restore function and therefore health. Is Your Body on…Read More

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    Coronavirus…Your Best Defense – Functional Medicine DOES Play A Role

    Coronavirus…Your Best Defense Digestive symptoms may be the first sign of infection… We are in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and I wanted to share with you some information that hopefully you find helpful. I see this COVID-19 from two different perspectives.  Try not to become infected  Prepare your body and immune system to kill the virus if you do become infected.  You are alread…Read More

  3. I have a leaky what? A leaky gut – Our Functional Medicine Doctor to the Rescue

    Your "strainer” is broken… Many people suffer with a leaky gut, unfortunately, they don’t know what a leaky gut is. I decided to find out how many of my new patients knew what a leaky gut was, so I asked 12 of them. Every one of them said they had heard of it but did not really know what it was or which part of the digestive system it affects. This article will give you the information you a…Read More

  4. Is Your Doctor Listening to You? – Dr. Clint Sexton explains more

    Do you feel heard? Many of our patients have told us that their doctor just doesn’t seem to be listening to them. They don’t feel heard and certainly not understood. Sometimes the doctor does not have the time. Other times the doctor just recommends another medication or different medication. At best, you might receive some general recommendations like “reduce your stress” or “try to get…Read More

  5. You Don’t Want This – Wise words from a Functional Medicine Doctor

    You think you do, but you really don’t…this is why.  You don’t want functional medicine…you want what it can do for you and how it can change your life. You don’t want to see a doctor like me, have tests done and change your lifestyle. Nobody wants to do this, but there is something you do want and only you know what that is. I have worked with thousands of patients over the last 20 yea…Read More

  6. Functional Medicine Could Save Your Life

    Functional medicine could very well save your life. I know that is a pretty bold statement but it’s true. Below, you will see the top causes of death in the United States reported by the CDC; which means one or more of these diseases will probably be the cause of your death. You will also see that we are NOT winning the battle against diseases that are causing the death of millions of Americans.…Read More

  7. Want more LIFE? – Notes from the Functional Medicine Expert

    Are you getting want out of your life? What does life mean to you? I want to talk about life because this is why I do what I do; this is why I opened my office and why I go to work every day. I’m in the business of LIFE. My team of health professionals are not really in the business of “healthcare.” WE ARE ENGAGED IN AND DEDICATED TO THE “BUSINESS” OF LIFE! I practice functional medicine…Read More

  8. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid # 9 Heart Health

     Are you at risk? What you can do about it? Today’s subject is cardiovascular disease. This includes heart and blood vessel health and the regulation of blood pressure. You will notice that I have place Heart at Level #9 of the Functional Medicine Health Pyramid. You are probably wonder why it is near the top instead of at the bottom of the FMHP. This is all make sense once you have read this a…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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 food 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 yo…Read More