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Tick Prevention and Good Nutrition – The Stram Center Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Albany NY

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In this day and age, the likelihood of getting a tick bite, either directly or from a tick carried in by a pet, is pretty good! That’s the bad news. But now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the good news is you can do something about protecting yourself. Certainly, equipping yourself with proper outdoor gear helps but you can protect yourself from the inside as well. That’s where good nutrition can lend itself. The right nutrition can really support your immune system, fighting infections and battling bacteria so it doesn’t take root, causing a myriad of symptoms. We […]

Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Functional Medicine Look At This Increasingly Pervasive Health Problem | Dr. Will Cole

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By assessing your health history and risk factors, we are able to help those struggling with BMS with natural tools.      1. Lab work Since autoimmune-inflammation and stress are closely linked to BMS, we want to start with labwork to rule out whether or not this is a key factor in your health case. Homocysteine, autoimmune-reactivity, and hs-CRP can give us insight into your inflammation levels whereas a a cortisol awakening response test looks at both stress and inflammation levels. Additionally, tool tests to look at gut microbiome health can give further insight into other inflammatory triggers like chronic […]

The Making of a Functional Medicine Doctor

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I believe that more mainstream MDs could use to think more like functional medicine doctors. They need to bring more modern science and research into their clinical thinking and practice. I formerly believed that I was promoting “alternative” medicine. Now I realize that the style of medicine I practice is actually “augmented.” It adds on to the helpful aspects of medicine and detracts from the bad. Evolving science supports this augmented way of solving a clinical problem. But still the mainstream powers flatly debunk it out of ignorance alone (in the truest sense of the word). Functional Medicine is Systems […]

COVID Triggered Peripheral Neuropathy – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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The world of medicine must constantly learn what it does not know.  This requires a level of humility and a measure of hunger.  With the advent of COVID, we have all faced the unknown of a novel infection which required us to admit that we had much to learn about viruses and their diseases.  The suffering COVID produced created a hunger for a deeper understanding.  As such new knowledge filtered out from the research world, those of us in clinical setting, directly caring for patients must both keep learning from the research and keep our eyes open for the obvious […]

3 Must-Know Facts About Tryptophan: A Quick Guide for Toronto Functional Medicine Patients

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Did you know that functional medicine in Toronto could help patients relieve stress and insomnia in their everyday lives? It’s actually not uncommon for naturopathic functional medicine practitioners to prescribe tryptophan for uplifting mood and sleep in a personalized medicine plan. As an amino acid, tryptophan has essential mechanisms in the body, such as producing niacin (vitamin B3) and participating in metabolic functions. Not to mention, tryptophan is accountable for making proteins and the neurotransmitter serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone. However, “In humans, tryptophan has relatively low tissue storage and the overall tryptophan concentration in the body is the lowest among […]

Part 9: Sometimes You Need Long Term Insurance – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Long Haulers COVID patients need more help than just functional medicine.  For some, they need help with long term care insurance benefits or disability benefits as they cannot go back to work.  Our goals are always to return our post viral syndrome patients back to a healthier more abundant life, but that often requires some time.  While the present epidemic of post COVID patients may have only faced 4-12 weeks of disabling symptoms, many of our other patients have experienced years of such symptoms.  Both the Long Haulers and our other more chronic patients may need to access long term […]

RHR: Why Functional Medicine Is the Solution for Both Patients and Practitioners, with Tracey O’Shea

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In this episode, we discuss: Show notes: Hey, everybody, Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I’m excited to welcome back Tracey O’Shea, Functional Nurse Practitioner. Tracey, as you may know from previous shows, has worked very closely with me over many years, side by side, in my clinic, [the] California Center for Functional Medicine, and then more recently as the director of the ADAPT Functional Medicine Practitioner Training Program. And in this show, we’re going to talk a little bit more about Functional Medicine. We have a lot of new listeners who are […]

Strengthening Your Immunity – The Stram Center Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, Albany NY

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Our immune system is complex and has many parts and each plays a different role. Imagine your immune system like it is our military, with different branches that serve different functions. Some are highly specific in what they do, they may only consist of small, specialized, tactical teams, and others are more broad like an infantry of men. The small tactical teams are much easier to mobilize, but for an infantry of men it takes more effort and time to mobilize. In this winter season, it is as important as ever to support your immune health. There is the new […]

GWS Functional Medicine Symposium

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The Miskawaan Health Group, in partnership with the Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the leading organization and annual event for leaders in the global wellness economy, is proud to announce the “Functional Medicine Symposium,” a first-of-its-kind event in Asia that will bring together key medical experts and scientists from around the globe to share experiences, perspectives, insights, the latest research, and practices in the realm of functional medicine. MHG firmly believes that The Kingdom of Thailand with its centuries-old traditions of Thai Traditional Medicine, the regular application of over 2,000 effective Thai herbal remedies, and the support and encouragement of the […]

Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Post-Concussive Syndrome? Functional Medicine Can Help!

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Concussions, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and their long-term effects are a widespread problem: almost 3 million people visit emergency rooms with some form of traumatic brain injury each year (1, 2). It is surprising then that there aren’t many conventional treatments to help heal the brain, mitigate long-term effects, or even successfully treat symptoms without side effects. Functional medicine, however, has provided relief for many people through a variety of treatments that often include pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, dietary changes, and Omega-3 and CBD supplementation. Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussions A traumatic brain injury is any disruption in normal […]