Mammograms, are they really preventative?

We, at 5280 Functional Medicine, don’t shy away from discussing controversial topics relating to health and wellness just because they are uncomfortable. Along with colonoscopies, antidepressants, and vaccines, mammograms make the list of the most hot button healthcare issues to discuss. Why is that? Since when has a healthy discussion on the benefits vs. risks […]

Type 2 Diabetes – America’s Fastest Growing Chronic Disease

What is Type 2 Diabetes? “Something that happens when you eat too much soda or candy.” “Something that happens when you are obese.” “High blood sugar.” These are common responses we, at 5280 Functional Medicine, receive in our clinic from patients currently receiving education, support and monitoring for diabetes. The lack of education that a […]

Functional Medicine – The Future of Medicine

Functional Medicine is the future of how we look at healthcare. A Function Medicine approach to healthcare is a philosophy of patient-centered care. It focuses on addressing underlying causes and mechanisms of disease and dysfunction, not just symptoms. Functional Medicine assess the body as a whole as opposed to treating the body like completely separate […]