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 […]
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Testing is critical when it comes to the conversation of cardiovascular health. Most often your primary care physician or conventional medical doctor will run a lipid panel consisting of total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides to assess your cardiovascular risk. However, these biomarkers give us an incomplete picture of what is going on inside our bodies, […]
No matter how you choose to eat, be it paleo, whole 30, keto, low glycemic, etc, the importance of non-starchy vegetables cannot be overstated.
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 […]