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 […]

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 […]

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 […]