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Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering Studies for COVID 19 Therapy | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering Studies for COVID 19 Therapy Current national headlines ramble constantly concerning studies and models for COVID.  Those outside of medicine or the world of research either scratch their heads or lob verbal hand grenades at one another. One side shouts “give us the medicine even it is not tested”.  The other side swears “you are killing people if you don’t test it first”.  Who do we believe?  If you end up COVID infected, what are you going to do? We desperately need discernment based on facts and reasoned out by logic. Discernment means […]

Dr. Rick Henrickson on Concierge Functional Medicine for Families

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My guest Dr. Rick Henriksen is a concierge medicine doctor with SteadyMD, my favorite online source of health care for our family. Dr. Rick is also Whole 30 founder Melissa Urban’s personal physician, which means he has an in-depth understanding of how diet affects health and a functional medicine approach to solving health problems. Before coming to SteadyMD, Dr. Rick served on the faculty of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Policy in the area of health. We’re going to dive deep into the state of health care today and why concierge […]

Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering Zinc | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Considering  Zinc With the onslaught by COVID and its coinciding onslaught of self-proclaimed excerpts with every opinion under the sun, I choose to respond with a series of research study reports so you can choose for yourself.  Each edition will offer a number of studies describing possible therapies for COVID (or other coronaviruses) under investigation or reported in past research.  As my recent Facebook Live video noted, we do not know enough about this virus to be definite at this time.  I am not claiming any of these are the preventive or curative answers […]

Neuro-oncology, Functional Medicine, and Medical Cannabis in Brazil | Project CBD

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(This transcript has been slightly edited for linguistic clarity) Project CBD: I’m Martin Lee with Project CBD, and today we’re having another edition of Cannabis Conversations. Our guest is Dr. Paula Dall’Stella. She is a physician in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We’re going to talk about her practice, which involves something called ‘functional medicine.’ So maybe you can explain to us, Dr. Dall’Stella, what is functional medicine and how does cannabis, or cannabis therapeutics, relate to that? Dall’Stella: First of all, it’s a pleasure to be here, Martin, your work in the Project CBD is amazing. Congratulations. Project CBD: Thank you. […]

Evidence Based Medicine: A Critical Look – Richmond Integrative & Functional Medicine

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What is Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)? How it was meant to be used? How is it currently used? What are it’s foibles and flaws? And how we move forward? Unless you know how the evidence in medicine is defined and utilized, it is easy to get confused about what the word evidence means and how it is used in patient care. This content was originally published here.

Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s, Autoimmune Thyroid Disorders | Overland Park Holistic and Functional Medicine | Kansas City | Focus Integrative Healthcare

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Thyroid function is quickly becoming an often-discussed topic both in health and wellness circles and among the general population. It seems as though more and more people are experiencing thyroid dysfunction of some sort. Whereas in the past this was not the case, most people probably know someone who has struggled or is struggling with hypothyroidism; hyperthyroidism; autoimmune thyroid disorders such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Grave’s disease; or what has come to be known as sub-clinical hypothyroidism. Needless to say, thyroid function is definitely something that needs to be discussed. What Exactly Does the Thyroid Gland Do Anyway? The thyroid […]

My Journey to Functional Medicine – UltraWellness Center – UltraWellness Center

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As a curious kid who always loved science, I grew up making my own experiments, playing the “Mad Scientist” making volcanoes and smoke bombs in the basement. Biology and chemistry were always my favorite school subjects and I had a supportive family who encouraged these interests. I went on to graduate from Dartmouth Medical School and become Board Certified in Internal Medicine, eventually specializing in Integrative Functional Medicine. The opportunity to run my own medical practice came along when I saw an ad in a local medical journal, for an office in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. I was interested in the prospect […]

What Is Immuno-Identity? A Functional Medicine Expert Explains

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Immunity is everything. COVID-19 has caused you to become more aware of your own immune function, but immunity is so much more than just staying healthy during a pandemic. Like the nervous system and the microbiome, immunity connects inside to outside. It’s a translator in search of balance. It’s also a system of rapid turnover—1 million new white blood cells every 10 seconds—and interventions can really spark change. My experience in personalized, functional medicine has led me to new ways of thinking about immunity, and in the wake of COVID-19, that work feels even more urgent. By connecting some dots […]

At-Home Food Intolerance Tests: A Functional Medicine Perspective | Dr. Will Cole

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by Dr. Will Cole Are you reacting to what you eat? Are those sniffles, skin problems, bloating, cramping, heartburn, diarrhea or constipation related to some particular food sensitivity, or is it caused by something else? Many of my patients want to know if there are particular foods they should avoid due to food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, and as a functional medicine practitioner, I know firsthand how powerful food can be for a person’s health. Not only can food pull you further into the depths of disease, but it can also be your most powerful medicine and help alleviate ongoing symptoms—that […]

Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipe Roundup – Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine

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Happy Mediterranean Diet Month! This health promoting diet ranked #1 yet again in U.S. News and World Report’s best diets and has been associated with lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer! Although the month is almost finished, it’s not too late to celebrate and incorporate some fresh Mediterranean-style recipes into your menu. So we decided to round up a few of our favorite Mediterranean-style breakfast recipes that feature lots of plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains and healthier fats, like monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, from olive oil, nuts and seeds. Enjoy! Strawberry Basil Avocado […]