October 2020 / 23 posts found

Conversion of T4 to T3 Thyroid Hormone – Root Functional Medicine

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Do you have a thyroid disorder? Or rather, do you suspect you have a thyroid disorder, yet your blood work came back “normal”? Testing only TSH to assess thyroid function is not enough. Read this blog post to learn why. During a comprehensive thyroid workup, we assess how well your body is converting the main thyroid hormone (T4) to the active thyroid hormone (T3). Your T4 hormone must be converted into T3 in order for your body to use it. This article will review the conversion of T4 to T3 and what you can do to optimize it! Why Does Conversion of […]

Root Welcomes Dr. Bethanie Thompson, MD – Root Functional Medicine

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Root is proud to announce that Dr. Bethanie Thompson, MD will be joining our Root team this fall!  Dr. Bethanie Thompson is board certified in family medicine and has completed training through the Institute of Functional Medicine. She believes in the body’s ability to thrive when the root cause is discovered and treated and she is excited to offer this more fulfilling type of wellness care at Root. Her special interests are: anxiety/mood and the gut brain connection, weight management, women’s health and hormone balance, preconception planning, and health optimization and prevention. Here’s a little more about Dr. Bethanie Thompson! […]

Chicago Functional Medicine & Integrative Care at Aligned

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Thorough Clinical Assessment Your Functional Medicine journey begins with a thorough clinical assessment and detailed health history with a Functional Medicine provider. With great care, our team will take our time – approximately one hour for your first visit – to discuss all of your current health concerns, perform a physical exam, and dive into the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence your long-term health. Together, we will mutually agree on a plan that puts you in the driver’s seat of your treatment. Lifestyle/Behavioral Change Roadmap After your laboratory assessments are completed, our team will schedule […]