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 […]

Stress Supplements

Do you sometimes feel stress in your stomach? Symptoms of stress can often show up as bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea. And while some of it may be unrelated, there is a physiological reason why you may be experiencing gastrointestinal issues during periods of high stress. Our stress response system was designed to help us […]

SIBO and Reflux

What to do about reflux? Most people have heard of Prilosec, Nexium, and Prevacid. These medications are known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or acid blockers and are often prescribed for symptoms of heartburn, as they are designed to decrease acid production in the stomach. What many don’t realize, however, is that gastric acid is […]

IBS: Is SIBO the Cause?

Digestive issues and disorders can wreak havoc on a person’s way of life. Symptoms including stomach cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain that happen chronically signal that something is not right in the digestive tract. There are many reasons these symptoms may be occurring including food sensitivities, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis, […]

Stress and Your Hormones

Does stress really affect your hormones? Absolutely! Stress in all forms can impact the normal fluctuation of hormones, including the production, transportation, sensitivity, and detoxification processes needed for optimal hormone function. When stress levels rise in the body, resources are diverted to cope with those stressors at the expense of reproduction. The stress hormones that […]