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Unmasking the Truth #6 – Are you at risk for COVID? | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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834views (skip to “The Sixth Question” below if you read prior questions already) Having broached the topic of masks, I want to encourage dialogue between the polarities of the debate. This is challenging given the political climate of uncivil discord rather than civil discourse.  With a vision of communities coming together to collectively determine truth and decide on policy, I offer a series of questions.  I don’t want to give answers, but questions that re-teach all of us to engage in discourse which will lead us to that vision.  Somewhere between the polar extremes, we will find the truth that […]

The Emotional Impacts of Menopause – Dr. Wrigley Functional Medicine

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The hormonal fluctuations that occur during menopause do not just affect the physical body. They affect the brain and emotions as well. The alterations in hormone levels during the peri and postmenopausal years can have a negative impact on emotions, leaving some women feeling depressed, anxious, and irritable. Estrogen and progesterone receptors are located in the brain as well as the body, so hormone fluctuations that occur will not only affect the body, but can affect emotions, focus, and concentration, as well. The Decline in Hormones and Emotions Several years before the onset of menopause, the ovary begins to lose […]

Experts Answer Your Questions About Functional Medicine and Mental Health

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Functional medicine specialists Dr. Kabran Chapek, Dr. Eboni Cornish, and Dr. Mark Filidei from Amen Clinics recently hosted a webinar to answer questions about this unique field of medicine and how it relates to mental health. Here are some of the questions they answered during this popular online event. “What is functional medicine and how can it benefit a mental health workup?” Dr. Chapek: Functional medicine, also known as integrative medicine, involves looking at treating the root cause of psychiatric symptoms and looking at the whole person. For instance, inflammation can cause . In addition, brain injuries, specifically mild traumatic […]

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: A Functional Medicine Perspective | Dr. Will Cole

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The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Basics  The SCD was created in the early 1900s by a physician named Dr. Sidney Haas. Interestingly, it was first created as a treatment of Celiac disease, which is an autoimmune reaction to the protein gluten, found in grains like wheat. Everything about the SCD is centered around healing the gut, including leaky gut and dysbiosis caused by Celiac disease. Essentially, this diet helps you eliminate “specific” carbs that are known to cause bacterial overgrowths, inflammation, and increased gut permeability but doesn’t require you to eliminate all carbs. That way, you can still enjoy certain […]

Heart-Healthy Eating with the Cardiometabolic Food Plan – Naples Center for Functional Medicine

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February is American Heart Health Month. When looking for heart-healthy recommendations like eating for heart health and exercising for heart-health, our functional medicine practitioners investigate a patient’s unique needs, offer education and guide individuals through customized wellness plans to adapt their lifestyle for heart health. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States, one person dies every 36-seconds from cardiovascular disease. Preventing and treating heart disease involves practicing healthy nutrition. One method to consider when eating for heart health is The Institute for […]

Functional Medicine 101 for the Personal Trainer – Coach Lucy Hendricks

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I don’t know why my friend got cancer and I can’t make any broad statements about it. That doesn’t stop me from wondering, what if? What if his childhood acne would have been seen as a digestive issue? What if his anger problems would have been seen as a leaky gut problem? What if his body was nourished with the right foods, the right sleep, and the right environment, would he be alive right now? The repetitive sad thoughts that run through my mind constantly, do beat me down, but they’re also behind my fire for this website. This website […]

Vitamin D: Information, Testing and Dosing | Andrea Hughes Western Medical Herbalist, Functional Medicine, Est 2003

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Vitamin D has really hit the headlines in the last few months and quite rightly so as it is extremely important! Only last week a study was published giving very promising results in the treatment of Covid-19 with Vitamin D (1) and in fact that study prompted me to write more. The purpose of this article is to give a brief outline of the role of Vitamin D in the body ( because that kind of stuff is always really interesting to write about) as well as giving you some practical information such as what your optimal levels should be, […]

Functional Diagnostics – The Key to Functional Medicine

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Functional Diagnostics and Testing provides an effective way for practitioners to identify the root cause of disease.  This focus on cause over symptoms, combined with a Functional Medicine treatment approach that views the body as one integrated system, provides a personalized approach for optimal healthcare outcomes. Identifying the Root Cause of Symptoms Functional practitioners adopt a holistic and personalized approach, first by taking a very detailed history that includes diet, lifestyle and genetics.  From there they are able to recommend functional tests that may look at blood, urine, stools and/or saliva to better understand the patient. This new testing context is […]

The State of Functional Medicine 2020: Insights From Dr. Rosa N Schnyer

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3X4’s new State of Functional Medicine series features interviews with a diverse range of active practitioners and established thought leaders to learn more about why they chose the field of functional medicine, what excites them most about their work, the most common misconceptions they hear from patients, and most importantly — how they see the field evolving in the years ahead as healthcare shifts to be more personalized, proactive, and preventative.  Functional medicine practitioners play a key role in helping patients understand who they are so they can improve their quality of life which is what we’re all about here […]

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 […]