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Functional Medicine vs Integrative Medicine: A Deep Dive Into Which Is Better

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Have you ever made an appointment with your doctor and ended up leaving more confused than when you got there? Or have you been sent home with a diagnosis and prescription that you don’t even understand? If so, you’re not alone. While our conventional medical model cures diseases and saves lives every single day, it doesn’t always address the underlying causes of chronic disease. This leaves many difficult to pinpoint symptoms left untreated or brushed off. That’s where functional and integrative medicine come in. Today we’re going to explore exactly what functional medicine and integrative medicine are, the differences and […]

Part 7: Gut and Skin Problems in Long Haulers – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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While the other systems discussed over the previous weeks stood out as more disruptive of life, the GI tract and the skin are thankfully affected in lesser degrees.  Interestingly, the virus can be found in stool samples an average of 28 days after disease onset despite the GI symptoms being milder than with diarrhea acutely. What is not fully understood is the long-term effects of COVID 19 infection on the gut microbiome.  Other research has revealed that other viruses like flu influence gut bacteria long term.  Meanwhile, a bacteria called Faecalibacterium prausnitzii seems to offer some protection against COVID 19 […]

Your Definitive Healthy Alcohol Guide: What to Drink, How Much, and How It Affects Your Health | Functional Medicine | Dr. Will Cole

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Is alcohol bad for your health? We all know that chronic heavy alcohol use and alcohol use disorders are bad for our health. When alcohol intake becomes severe, it can lead to an increased risk for liver disease, cancer, diabetes, neurological complications, bone damage, and many more inflammation-related conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic. (1) But what about moderate drinking or a drink every now and again? Moderate alcohol consumption is typically defined as up to one drink per day for women and two drinks a day for men. The research on alcohol intake is very mixed. Some studies show […]

4 Benefits of Functional Medicine for Personal Trainers

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Personal training is much more than just coaching your clients through a few workouts a week. It’s a job that requires patience, compassion, and collaboration. You’re not just your clients’ coach – you’re their support system, their guide, their cheerleader, their nutritionist, and if you’re lucky, their friend. As a result, you need to implement all kinds of strategies across various disciplines (nutrition, fitness, medicine) to get your clients the results they deserve. One of these strategies comes in the form of functional medicine. Are you hoping to become a successful personal trainer? If you’re a current PT looking to […]

Functional Medicine Practitioner Spotlight: Nisha Chellam | 3X4 Genetics

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3X4’s new Functional Medicine Practitioner Spotlight series features interviews with practitioners, consultants and functional medicine thought leaders to explore everything functional medicine practitioners need to know about successfully building, managing, and growing their private practice.  The following is an interview we recently had with Nisha Chellam, board certified internist and board certified in Integrative and Holistic medicine, founder of Holistic ICON. What can you tell us about your practice?  NC: Holistic ICON was founded as a functional medicine practice in 2015 out of a need for both me as the physician and my patients to heal. Chronic disease and its […]

Using Functional Medicine to Reverse and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, with Dr. Dale Bredesen

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Show notes: Hey, everybody. Chris Kresser here. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds with over 10 million new cases worldwide each year. There are over 50 million people around the world now living with dementia, and this number will almost double every 20 years, reaching 82 million in 2030 and 152 million in 2050. This is one of the scariest pandemics of chronic disease that we’re facing today. The annual global cost of dementia is now above $1 trillion. But even this staggering number doesn’t reflect the true cost […]

Part 3: Take a Deep Breath – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Moving beyond the big picture, many Long Haul COVID patients feel the need for a deep breath but cannot ever quite get what they need.  Obviously, a viral disease which infects the lung has the potential for leaving behind some lung damage.  COVID, however, could be considered an overachiever in its leftover damage compared to other viral diseases like flu or past SARS and MERS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome). With the high rates of reported symptoms and high rates of objectively measured abnormal lung tests, Long Hauler COVID earns the attention it gets from research […]

Functional Medicine Practitioner Spotlight: Dr Yusuf Saleeby | 3X4 Genetics

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3X4’s new Functional Medicine Practitioner Spotlight series features interviews with practitioners, consultants and functional medicine thought leaders to explore everything functional medicine practitioners need to know about successfully building, managing, and growing their private practice.  The following is an interview we recently had with Yusuf (JP) Saleeby, MD, Medical Director, Carolina Holistic Medicine and Director of the Priority Health Academy. What can you tell us about your practice? YS: The Carolina Holistic Medicine centers are located in brick and mortar form in two locations in South Carolina. One near Myrtle Beach (Murrells Inlet) and the other in Mt. Pleasant (Charleston) […]

Proverbs 11:10-11 – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Two Reasons to Rejoice Both the blessing of the righteous and the fall of the wicked brings rejoicing to a city. May we have more rejoicing in these works of God as well as His deliverance of the wicked from their wickedness, making them into the righteous who brings blessing. Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the… This content was originally published here.

What You Didn’t Know About Functional Medicine Could Save Your Like

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Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s mass-produced, assembly line, quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health. However, rather than simply believing anything a conventional doctor tells them, the modern healthcare consumers are becoming more informed and taking more control of their healthcare. Because of this, more and more people are seeking out functional medicine. So, why is functional medicine so awesome? There are major holes in modern medicine in […]