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You shouldn’t fear fats and oils—these are a functional medicine doctor’s 5 healthy favorites

by health and nutrition advice journalist
We’ve certainly come a long way since the ’90s—and not just because someone figured out how to milk oats and almonds. By now, virtually all healthy eaters have come around and accepted that some types of fats (namely, unsaturated ones) are full of nutritional benefits. (Ketogenic dieters live by this principle.) As with any food group, not all unsaturated fats are created equal; some are more nutrient-rich than others. To help healthy eaters know which ones are the best of the best, author of Food: What The Heck Should I Cook? and functional medicine doctor Mark Hyman, MD, named his […]

Functional medicine (FM) quackery dissected in the mainstream media

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I’ve frequently written about something that its proponents call “functional medicine” (FM). It’s a “specialty” that’s become very popular among alternative medicine practitioners (e.g., naturopaths love it), as well as medical doctors who have fallen under the spell of “integrative medicine,” in which alternative medicine quackery is “integrated” into conventional medicine. Two questions always see, to come up when I consider FM. The first is: Just what the heck is FM, anyway? It’s a question that has puzzled not only me, but others who were examining implausible health claims years before I became interested in them, even as far back […]

Functional medicine – truly holistic healthcare

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Functional medicine is, I firmly believe, the future of healthcare.  Last year I went to my GP with a series of health issues. We discussed my cough but, when I started to tell him about the other problems, he held up his hand to stop me. ‘You’ll need a separate appointment for each of them,’ he said. What? Whatever happened to looking at a person as a whole? I had, it seemed, become a pair of lungs, rather than a body. My chest was thoroughly investigated (X-rays, CT scans, sputum tests) and I was put on a vast array of […]

How To Get Glowing, Plump Skin, From A Functional Medicine Doc

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Enter grass-fed collagen+, a formula filled with amino acids and antioxidants that’s nothing short of a mbg trifecta—the powder is a gut-healer, protein source, and beauty booster all in one Whole30-approved blend. Here, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how we created our newest supplement, so you can know exactly where your collagen powder comes from.  Here’s how it works: Our organic, grass-fed collagen is rich in amino acids—when absorbed through the digestive tract, they travel throughout the body providing cells with essential building blocks. Clinical trials have shown that after six weeks, these collagen peptides can improve the […]

Why Functional Medicine is Not Enough With Autoimmune Disease – a nourished life

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Have you tried ‘all the things’ and worked with ‘all the practitioners’ only to find that you still are suffering? You’re not alone. Obviously I LOVE functional medicine. I’ve spent the past 2+ years studying it, and believe it’s what helped save my husbands life when he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. But, functional medicine alone is just not enough. I saw that because I have clients come to me who are on 20+ supplements and have been on restrictive diets for months or even years without results. They are stressed out, frustrated, and at this point, angry at […]

Obesity and COVID 19 Risk – Empowered Life at Sanctuary Functional Medicine Nashville Area

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            Why? Why? Why?  Everyone wants to know why some people get COVID and some don’t, why some become critically ill and die.  Researchers race to be the one who uncovers the hidden secret of COVID epidemiology.  Several risk factors have bene identified such as age, uncontrolled diabetes, and vitamin D status.  Obesity has also been linked to the incidence and severity of this viral disease arising out of China this year.  But why obesity?             In the original outbreak in Wuhan, China, the low rate of obesity in the population did not give away hints at obesity as a […]

The Liver Detox – Everything You Should Know According To A Functional Medicine Doctor

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Went a little too hard on a case of orange wine? While our bodies are designed to eliminate toxins, a buildup can push our organs into working overtime, leaving us with a sense of uncomfortable imbalance. Aid that natural process and get back to balance with a simple liver detox like this one from functional medicine expert, Dr. Josh Axe… Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins. With exposure to environmental toxins, toxic body care products and processed foods, most people are in desperate need of a serious detox! A liver cleanse […]

Personal Introduction: Mold Symptoms and Treatment Guide | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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We are thrilled to share our new Sanctuary Mold Guide: A Primer with those who are suffering from mold toxicity. While the full guide is available on its own website or to our patients (extended version), you can read a portion here.  We hope this work contributes to your living a healthier more abundant life. he Sanctuary Mold Guide: A Primer is born out of adversity- both professional and personal.  By professional, I mean the sacred duty of helping patients afflicted with the health complications of mold toxicity syndrome. By personal, I mean the sacred duty of walking with my family through […]

ROSEMARY BALSAMIC CHICKEN WITH BACON AND APPLES (gluten, dairy and nightshade free) – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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1.5 lbs chicken breast 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 cloves garlic crushed 1/4 cup chopped rosemary 10 oz Brussels sprouts This content was originally published here.

Series on COVID Therapy Studies – Hydroxychloroquine | Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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With the onslaught by COVID and its coinciding onslaught of self-proclaimed experts 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 bring a few studies describing possible therapies for COVID 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 answer for you or your family’s safety.  I just want you to be […]