The Importance of Multivitamins

Functional medicine emphasizes the reality that food is medicine In addition to food, body movement, stress management, quality sleep, and healthy relationships are the foundation for optimal health. However, due to a variety factors, we may find ourselves with nutritional deficiencies. Nutritional deficiencies can be the result of: Deficient intake of nutrients in the diet from: Poor nutrients […]

The Importance of Hydration

Hydration is critical to our health as our bodies cannot function properly without enough water. It is recommended you drink half of your body weight in ounces of water, more for excessive sweating or exercise. Listening to our bodies is the best way to determine if we are drinking enough to promote health. Some signs you may […]

Staying Safe in the Sun

Protecting yourself while out in the sun has been a topic of discussion for years, but did you know that many sunscreens on the market currently contain chemicals that are considered unsafe at the levels in which they are used? The Environmental Working Group is a great resource when it comes to learning about the […]

Mental Health – Underlying Factors

As we continue to explore mental health through a functional medicine lens, let’s take a look at physiological pieces you may want to investigate that may be causing or exacerbating your symptoms of depression and anxiety. Our bodies are made up of interconnected systems that rely on nutrients in order to function. You need nutrients to […]

Mental Health

At 5280 Functional Medicine we utilize a functional, holistic approach to health. This means we are looking to optimize the function of the body, and we emphasize the importance of your mental, emotional, and spiritual self in an effort to  increase vitality in all of our patients. While western medicine often treats the mind and body […]