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Functional Medicine Weight Loss – An Approach for Long-Term Success

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Functional Medicine weight loss isn’t a magic pill, and it’s not a new fad diet with the “perfect” exercise plan. Functional Medicine recognizes that weight gain and obesity have deep-rooted causes that cannot simply be corrected by restricting calories and exercising more. Weight loss and obesity are signs of immune dysfunction, or in other words, inflammation. To be successful at losing weight and keeping it off, we must consider what is activating the immune system and causing inflammation to go unchecked. Sure, eating a better diet and moving your body are important habits for supporting immune function, and that may […]

COVID-19 Changes Your Immune System | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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While research seeks to answer the burning questions of science, it’s findings often lead to more questions.  Scientists from the Medical University of Vienna described how COVID-19 left changes in the immune systems of patients 10 weeks later and therefore left a question for future research: “so what?” The numbers of different immune cells including neutrophils, cytotoxic CD8 T cells, Tregs, and plasma cells appeared lower in those who had contracted the virus versus those who had never had the infection.  As their lives continued, would these changes be a good thing or a bad thing? Of course, an infection […]

Mold Hurts Brains | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Everyone is exposed to mold on a practically daily basis.  How can it really cause so many different symptoms as functional MD’s claim?  Over time, I intend to answer those questions for a long list of symptoms, but for today, let’s look at the brain.  Several studies indicate that our delicate neurologic system does suffer when mold toxins get too high. In 2003, the now deceased Dr. Rea published a series of 100 patients  with confirmed mold environmental exposures in their homes in which multiple neurologic symptoms were documented in 70% the patients.  Furthermore, “Objective neuropsychological evaluations of 46 of […]

The Mycotoxin Endocrine Axis | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Whether conventional medicine likes it or not, we must recognize a mycotoxin endocrine axis which modulates our hormonal balance.  In the endocrine world, we speak the hypothalamic pituitary axis or the hypothalamic pituitary thyroid axis among others.   This term, axis, highlights the interplay between the brain (hypothalamus and pituitary) and the given endocrine gland in regulating body functions through the gland’s hormones.  Mycotoxins, though coming in as an intruder, interacts in multiple ways with our body function such that it could be called an axis of influence as well. While almost a billion dollars is lost yearly in the agricultural […]

Best Supplements for PCOS – Root Functional Medicine

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Diet and lifestyle make a huge difference in treating the root cause of PCOS. However, we also use targeted supplementation with our PCOS clients based on their clinical history and individualized labs.  In this blog, we’ll review the best supplements for PCOS, how they help treat hormonal imbalance, and which dosage to consider for best results.  Inositol is one of the best supplements for PCOS due to its benefits in controlling blood sugar.  Up to 70 percent of women with PCOS have some degree of insulin resistance (1). This occurs when your cells become resistant to insulin, a hormone responsible […]

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Functional Medicine: Root Causes & Finding Disease With Dr Akiba Green | Conners Clinic Live

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What is Functional Medicine, and how does it differ from traditional medicine, or even chiropractic and naturopathy? In episode 3 of Conners Clinic Live Dr Kevin Conners interviews his old friend Dr Akiba Green and they discuss all things Functional Medicine, finding disease before conventional medicine, and more. Dr Akiba Green has similar post-graduate studies as Dr Conners, including Functional Medicine and Integrative Cancer. At his clinic in North Carolina he provides Functional Neurology, Integrative Therapy, Clinical Nutrition, Brain-Based Therapy, and more. Much like here at Conners Clinic, Dr Green takes a holistic approach to finding the CAUSE of disease […]

Lupus: A Functional Medicine Guide to This Autoimmune Condition | Dr. Will Cole

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Lupus is a systemic autoimmune condition that affects about 1.5 million people in the United States and more than 5 million people worldwide. (1) An autoimmune condition is a group of more than 80 diseases that are characterized by a breakdown in the immune system that causes it to attack its own tissues. Lupus is a systemic autoimmune condition because unlike rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory bowel disease, which affect one specific area of the body, lupus can affect anything from your joints, skin, or kidneys to your blood cells, brain, heart, or lungs.  What are the symptoms of lupus?  Because […]

Why functional medicine works for Hashimoto’s | RedRiver Health and Wellness Center

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By Josh Redd, DC on March 20, 2020 By Josh Redd, MS, DABFM, DAAIM, Chiropractic Physician Ask most people, “Do you know about functional medicine?” and usually their eyes glaze over. True, it’s a relatively recent medical specialty and not well known.  The term is not catchy or sexy, but it is something you are going to keep hearing more about.  Most important, functional medicine is the most effective approach out there to managing Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism. Why is functional medicine growing in popularity and so good at managing chronic conditions such as Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism? Simply put, functional medicine: Functional medicine […]

The Functional Medicine Approach To Treating COVID-19 And Post-COVID Syndrome | Dr. Mark Hyman

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Dr. Patrick Hanaway:: … These people who are having, let’s say the post-COVID syndrome, they have other underlying issues that are going on. They have other underlying triggers, and it may be related to heavy metal toxins or [organotoxins 00:00:12] or mycotoxins or hidden infections or antigens or celiac disease or some other process that’s going on that has to be taken care of and looked at also. Dr. Mark Hyman: Welcome to The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m Dr. Mark Hyman, and that’s Farmacy with an F. F-A-R-M-A-C-Y, and if you’ve ever wondered about, maybe there’s another way to deal with […]