I see so many patients struggling with brain fog, bloating, and anxiety! They are also noticing other annoying symptoms like adult acne and feeling fatigue and wonder why they just don’t feel like themselves… They blame stress but there could be something they are missing… and it could be Leaky Gut! Our standard American diet is filled with inflammatory foods. This in addition to too many medications and things like pesticides in our food and in our environment can actually cause inflammation or leaky gut. Our standard American..
Dealing with embarrassing gas and bloating? Notice that you feel extra full after eating instead of energized? Maybe you’re dealing with a touch of heartburn too? Many people chock it up to stress or “having a sensitive stomach” when in fact there are many other factors at play… The conventional approach doesn’t take into consideration the harm done to the whole microbiome ecosystem, or how this imbalance of your healthy gut bacteria plays such a crucial role in the brain gut connection
Understanding The Effects of Stress We are wondrously created with fully integrated biological systems. Let’s try to understand these systems. That’s what functional medicine is all about. There are many feedback mechanisms that control our endocrine system. Sitting on top of our kidneys are 2 small glands, the adrenal glands that control our responses to
I haven’t exactly done statistics on this in my functional medicine practice, but I suspect that fatigue is probably one of the most common complaints of our new patients. Sometimes their fatigue is so extreme that it is affecting work and family life. The fatigue is often both physical and mental. As a functional medicine
You may not realize that finding and living from your true life purpose is another aspect of wellness, health and vitality. Whenever we are out of alignment with who we are at the core of our being, there is distress in our life – mind, body and spirit. And this distress can cause excessive stress
How many commercials have you heard about various devices to keep you from snoring? Some of them are quite whimsical. But, this is really not a “laughing matter.” Let’s explore some ideas about why we snore, how to correct it, and the problem with undiagnosed sleep apnea. What causes snoring? Snoring is the loud noise