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I Agree with Dr. Fauci on Post COVID Syndrome…Mostly | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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2.7kviews It takes guts to admit when you are wrong. I humbly admit that I finally agree with Dr. Fauci on something.  Okay, if you don’t know already, I am very frustrated with the flip-flopping of our so called medical experts in government.  Dr. Fauci has gone back and forth on multiple topics, but I think he hit the nail on the head this time.  Given that I know he won’t take this to the logical conclusions, let me add this post to finish off Post COVID Syndrome. COVID 19 has dominated the news headlines, family conversations, and social media […]

Choline May Prevent Alzheimer’s | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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          With growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its potential for impact at both an individual and societal level, great efforts go into research towards prevention and cure.  The ability to slow or reverse the disease would make the headlines, yet prevention would be a more worthy goal if at all possible.  Researchers from the Arizona State University -Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) aimed at either of these goals or both with studies that looked at the effect of choline intake on a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.              They reported that the genetically programmed […]

Choosing a Mask After Halloween – Empowered Life at Sanctuary Functional Medicine Nashville Area

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Halloween has long offered an endless variety of mask options from ghouls and goblins to superheroes and superstars.  COVID 19 seeks to challenge Halloween in regards to its preponderance of mask types and stretch the mask out to practically year long use.  Halloween must be jealous as COVID sports a variety of materials and designs striving for functionality and fashion. Neither Halloween nor COVID 19 requires any introduction or explanation.  Masses of children and many adults dress up yearly to celebrate a mass candy binge for one.  Even greater masses of all ages now face the new face covering requirements […]

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 […]