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 […]

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 […]

Birth Control And Female Sex Hormones

Hormones are given a bad rap. When they are not in balance they can cause undesirable symptoms, however those symptoms are often messages to you from your body that something is not quite right. Many females starting at a young age have irregular and/or painful periods. When they go to an allopathic or conventionally trained […]

Female Hormone Fluctuations: What is Normal?

As functional medicine practitioners, we look at hormones from multiple angles to get an accurate picture of what is happening inside your body. We must consider: How efficient is the body at producing the hormone? Are hormone binding carrier proteins affecting hormone function? Are the cells sensitive to hormone communication signals? Is the body detoxifying (metabolizing and […]