1. Functional Medicine Health Pyramid #10 Genetics

    Optimize Your Genetics    You can’t change your genetics but you CAN change what they do and your quality of life! Your genes came from your mother and father. They are the gifts, or in some cases the challenges you received from your parents. We all have some  “good” genes and “bad” genes. Your genes are located in your cells and they tell your cells how to function. If you have  di…Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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, Progesterone and T…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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