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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

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    Could it be a food allergy? – Functional Medicine helps at the source!

    Is Your Diet Making You Sick?   I’m not just talking about junk food or highly processed foods. Could healthy foods be a problem for your body? Many people have food allergies or food sensitivities that are supposed to be healthy. How would you know if the healthy foods you are eating are making you sick? Can you discover which foods support and nourish your body and which ones tear it down, l…Read More

  3. Healing Your Gut – The Functional Medicine Way!

    Many health problems are the result of poor gut health; more specifically a leaky gut. Have you heard of a “leaky gut” and if so, what does that mean exactly? The part of the gut we are talking about is your small intestine. This is the section of the gut that can get “leaky” and it is also the part of your digestive tract where you absorb food. The gate to your inner fortress First, we sh…Read More

  4. Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing? – From our Functional Medicine Doctor

    We often receive calls from individuals who want to be tested for food allergies or sensitivities. This article will provide a summary of the difference between testing for food allergies vs food sensitivities and how the results are used by a functional medicine doctor. Food Allergy Testing There is a difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity. If you went to an allergist and had a …Read More

  5. Food Allergy vs. Food Sensitivity

    Food allergies are a common cause of poor health and frustrating symptoms. You have probably heard of food allergies and the many health issues they can create; from digestion issues, mental health problems, autoimmunity...the list goes on.  There are actually 2 separate food issues when it comes to diet and the immune system; food allergy and food sensitivity. Food Allergy vs Food Sensitivity  …Read More

  6. Food Allergy? Leaky Gut? SIBO?

    Are your health issues caused by a gut problem? Odds are, if you’re suffering with a chronic health problem, your gut is part of the problem. In Functional Medicine, the health of the gut (your digestive tract including the stomach, small intestine and large intestine) is of the upmost importance. If you have a “gut problem” which one do you have? Food allergies or sensitivities? Leaky gut? …Read More

  7. Food Sensitivity Testing

    Many people are suffering from health issues that are a direct result of the foods they are eating. They know, or highly suspect certain foods are playing a role… the only problem is that they don’t know which foods to reduce or completely remove from their diet. Maybe you have been trying to figure out which foods you should be eating and which foods you should avoid. Trying to sort this out …Read More

  8. Food Allergy Treatment Functional Medicine

    Food-related health problems are growing at an alarming rate in the United States and causing a wide range of health disorders. For many people of all ages, inappropriate reactions to foods can cause chronic health disorders and discomfort. This article will be focusing on food allergies in particular, which is not the same as a food sensitivity; however they do share a similar underlying dysfunc…Read More

  9. Food Allergy Testing

    Many people suffer from adverse reactions to common, everyday foods. In fact, approximately 15 million Americans and over 10% of children in the United States have allergies to foods. A food allergy occurs when your immune system mistakes food for an enemy and attacks it. This attack directed at food leads to the unpleasant reaction one experiences with food allergies.  In some cases this can ev…Read More