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Functional Medicine Pathology Falsehoods – Rachel Arthur Nutrition

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An ideal T4 is 15 An ‘anti-aging’ DHEAs must be >7 A ferritin of 100 is optimal for women… I’ve heard it all, probably you have too, and far too often & too recently from practitioners who should have rationalised & researched their way beyond these functional falsehoods, by now.  I bought into these ‘optimal wellness truths’ hook line & sinker early in my career and proceeded to even propagate a few but with (not much) more experience in clinic, I had to seriously question this pursuit of ‘perfection’ & ‘perfect pathology’…in favour of reality & scientific evidence!  They didn’t add […]

Proverbs 11:5-6 – Sanctuary Functional Medicine

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Deliverers and Captors Why does man so often seek captivity to his own lusts? Do they not see that wickedness leads them to the pit where they fall to their deaths? Why do not more seek righteousness and the deliverance from captivity? Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the direction of Dr Eric Potter, IFMCP MD,… This content was originally published here.

Quoth an “integrative” functional medicine doc: “I’m not a quack, I’m an early adopter” – RESPECTFUL INSOLENCE

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I thought I’d take a brief break from COVID-19 blogging just for today in order to return to a frequent topic from before the pandemic: so-called “integrative” medicine (with a dash of “functional medicine”). You remember “integrative medicine” and “functional medicine,” don’t you? I used to write about them a lot before the pandemic, particularly in the context of what I like to call “quackademic medicine,” in which rank pseudoscience and quackery like naturopathy (which, remember, always includes homeopathy) have insinuated themselves into academic medical centers as though they had the same level of scientific support behind them as even […]

Calming Anxiety, Food Sensitivities, Autoimmune Flares + Fave Healthy Lunches (Ask Me Anything Episode! special guests: Functional Medicine Team) | Dr. Will Cole

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A fan favorite, behind-the-scenes look at a functional medicine telehealth center answering some of your most frequent health and wellness questions. This content was originally published here.

10 Things This Functional Medicine Expert Does To Support His Mental Well-Being | Dr. Will Cole

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1. I do breathing exercises Stressful situations can come up no matter how proactive I am with protecting my mental health. Breathing exercises help bring me back to the present moment even when things feel like they are spiraling out of control. I like box breathing since it is a simple routine that can be done from anywhere. Just breathe in for four seconds, out for four seconds, and repeat. 2. I prioritize sleep I am not my best self when I am tired, and that is why I prioritize getting 7+ hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep every night. My […]

A Functional Medicine Guide: Adrenal Fatigue | Dr. Will Cole

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All about your adrenal glands Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys, like little kidney baseball caps. They regulate many critical hormonal jobs in your body, but one of their primary jobs is to control the release of your main stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is essential for survival. Our bodies are built for stressful events. When our ancestors were chased by predators, the sympathetic nervous system responded by switching the body into fight-or-flight mode. During this stress response, the adrenal glands release cortisol, which increases blood pressure and blood sugar for faster response and better survival. When the […]

A Top Functional Medicine Doctor Explains Why NMN Shows Early Promise for Promoting Longevity

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When it comes to living a longer, healthier life, you probably know the basics: Research indicates that diet, exercise, and modulating your stress levels are vital for adding quantity and quality to your time here on Earth. Still, every day, scientists and researchers are looking for new sources of longevity. In the last few years, a small but compelling body of research has found that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN—not to be confused with M&M’s), a molecule that occurs naturally in all living things, may show promise for increasing your lifespan. If right about now, you’re thinking: Molecules? Cellular processes? What? Don’t worry. Ahead, […]

5 Functional Medicine Hacks Men Can Do To Level-Up Their Health | Dr. Will Cole

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1. Pain management Headaches and chronic pain can really inhibit your daily activities. It’s tempting to take ibuprofen to get through the day but it can actually contribute to more long-term health problems. In fact, ongoing ibuprofen use has been shown to damage your gut lining which can lead to leaky gut syndrome, inflammation, and more chronic pain. Even if you aren’t ready to work with a doctor to address the root cause of your chronic pain, you can make the switch to natural pain relievers like curcumin that work to drive-down pain-inducing inflammation. If you struggle with frequent headaches, […]

Functional Medicine Practitioner Spotlight: Katie Morra | 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 Katie Morra MS, RD, LDN, IFMCP, Founder & Owner at Gut Honest Truth. What can you tell us about your practice? Katie Morra: Gut Honest Truth (GHT) is a virtual functional medicine practice, founded in 2019, that is based right outside of the Washington DC area. Gut Honest Truth offers one-on-one functional medicine consultations. We also […]

‘I’m a Functional Medicine Doctor, and These Are the 4 Most Important Nutrients To Eat To Boost Brain Health’

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One perk of being an expert on something is being able to apply your knowledge to how you live your life. (Hot tip: You’ll never see a food safety expert wash chicken before cooking.) Functional medicine doctors have the intel on exactly what nutrients affect the body both in the short and long term. Can you imagine how being aware of this could change the way you live? Mark Hyman, MD, is one of the most reputable functional med docs out there. He’s the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the head of strategy and innovation of the Cleveland […]