Category «Functional Medicine»

Common Sense Approach to the Coronavirus

All of you are aware of the recent outbreak and spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19. It is easy to fall into fear and anxiety because of the rapid news reports. Fear will not serve any of us so we at Healing Unleashed want to reassure you that there are definite steps you can take to …

Why Am I So Tired?

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 …

Living True to Your Purpose

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 …

Snoring and Sleep Apnea…Common Bed Fellows

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 …

Preventing and Treating Respiratory Infections…Naturally!

We are well into cold and flu season so here are some helpful hints about how to stay healthy, and if you do “catch a cold” or “get the flu” here are some natural supplements that you may find beneficial.  Many of these can be found at your local health food store. Prevention Vitamin D3 …

What’s Causing All Your Abdominal Bloating?

Have you ever eaten something and within a few hours realized that your stomach is so bloated that you can’t button your pants? It’s not uncommon for my patients to tell me that they wake up with a flat belly and by the end of the day they look six months pregnant. Do you have …

Is it Leaky Gut?

I think all of us can understand when something is leaking and it shouldn’t be. Leaky gut is also called increased intestinal permeability.Our intestinal system is supposed to absorb nutrients from the foods we eat. If we are consuming foods that are inflammatory, they can cause a break in the normal defense of the cells …

All Disease Is Disordered Function

Is this a new idea or can we go back in time to Willoughby Wade, a British physician, who coined the term “Functional Medicine”. In an article published in The Lancet on July 1, 1871, he says, “What is disease? The conclusion is that all disease is disordered function. Here, then, I say, is the …

Are You Digesting Your Food?

That may seem like a silly question, but the truth is that many of us are not adequately digesting proteins, fats and carbohydrates.What are some of the symptoms of maldigestion?Bloating after eatingIndigestionGreasy, foul-smelling stoolsDiarrhea after eatingHeart burnA sense of fullness after eatingExcessive belching immediately after eatingMultiple food allergies/or sensitivitiesUndigested food in stool What are some …

You Really are Unique: Mind, Body, and Spirit

Principles are fundamental truths upon which a system of belief operates. Principles are not just guessing, but are based on reproducible guidelines.Functional Medicine is guided by six core principles:Biochemical Individuality: Each human being is unique at every level of being and that includes physically, mentally, emotionally and spirituallyPatient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatmentSearch …