Chances are, if you are in a true functional medicine practice where your doctor is practicing in a functional medicine model of care and not a conventional insurance model of care, the most likely answer is no, it’s not covered by insurance. This content was originally published here.
I was extremely pleased to be interviewed by Dr. Dale Bredesen and Julie Gregory on Dr. Bredesen’s Facebook Live channel on Thursday. We covered a range of topics related to the mechanisms of… This content was originally published here.
Besides the lung focused symptoms which Long Hauler COVID patients experience, COVID patients fear the less common danger of blood clotting given its potential for devastating effects. While the rate of diagnosed blood clots up to 1 month after the acute infection lingers below 5% in most studies, the real chances are low. But, those patients who have a post COVID clot in the heart, lung, or brain can face a pulmonary embolus, a heart attack, or a stroke, all of which can be deadly. Besides the danger, the fact that these clots can occur up to 1 month after […]
Endometriosis is a very prevalent, but often difficult to diagnose condition in which cells that normally line the uterus find their way into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to a range of symptoms including heavy, painful periods, painful intercourse, infertility, hormonal issues, and more. In this House Call episode, Dr. Hyman sits down with Dr. Cindy Geyer to discuss how they use the principles of Functional Medicine to get to the root causes of endometriosis. They discuss why addressing chronic inflammation and supporting gut health are primary focuses when treating patients, genetic and lifestyle factors that can lead to […]
Health Problems That are Triggered by Poor Gut Health Because your gut controls so many areas of your health, you don’t have to have typical gut symptoms to have gut problems. These are a few of the far-reaching health problems your gut has influence over. 1. Autoimmune conditions As of now, there are around 100 recognized autoimmune conditions and about 40 other diseases that have an autoimmune component. Since your immune system mainly resides in your gut, it is no surprise that a damaged microbiome and leaky gut syndrome are preconditions for autoimmunity. 2. Mental health disorders The gut-brain axis […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]