The Penny Lesson

My mom taught me a valuable lesson when I was a little girl. If you knew anything about my mom she was constantly teaching my siblings and I little lessons. There was one lesson in particular that I still hold close to my heart: the Penny Lesson. You see when I was little I used to see […]

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 […]