Your Guide To Understanding The A-Z Of Regenerative Medicine

It’s a sad part of life, but our bodies degenerate.  It happens to everyone–we get injured, we experience back pain and neck pain, and arthritis sets in. And sometimes, the result is chronic pain or an injury you just can’t bounce back from.  The most unfortunate part...

Spinal Decompression 101: What You Need to Know

Spinal decompression lengthens the spine and creates space between the vertebrae to release pressure being placed on the nerves and intervertebral disc. The lengthening and separating of the vertebrae also stretch the muscles, which can cause some discomfort at the...

What’s the Irritation? Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder that affects your digestive system. It can cause multiple uncomfortable symptoms that affect your digestive tract.  Functional GI disorders are related to how your gut and brain...

Thyroid Health: What You Need to Know Now

Your thyroid sits in front of your windpipe, between your adam’s apple and collarbone, and produces hormones that travel throughout your body to ensure the proper functioning of multiple systems.  The hormones produced by your thyroid are vital to many aspects of your...

Don’t Carry it With You: Mental Detox for the New Year

We all think this is it! This is the year I get my life together, my finances handled, and meet every single one of my fitness goals: no more mid-day naps, no more frivolous spending, and no more second dinner at 11 pm. All we have to do is wake up with...

Alleviating Adrenal Fatigue: What You Need to Know

Your adrenal glands sit on top of your kidneys and produce a variety of hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, and stress response in order to maintain homeostasis. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands have been...

Pain Management vs. Corrective Care: What is the Difference?

There are two basic philosophies of care: pain management and corrective care. Pain management relieves symptoms temporarily, but since the root cause is not addressed, the symptoms will return as soon as you stop the treatment or therapy you are using (i.e. pain...

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners and Diabetes

In our functional medicine practice, we deal with patients who are either trying to lower their risk of diabetes or manage the symptoms of the disease with lifestyle changes. We often get asked about the safety of artificial sweeteners and whether it’s better to use...

The Vagus Nerve: The Living Connection Between Mind & Body

The vagus nerve is the longest and most complex of the twelve cranial nerves that connect your body to your brain. It stretches from your brainstem down through your gut, regulating your heart rate, breathing patterns, blood pressure, and more. The nerve gets its name...

Depression is not just in your head: The Gut-Brain Connection

It’s no secret that gut health is vital for overall physical health, but in recent years the gut-brain connection, the idea that gut function can impact mood, has been the subject of extensive study.  It turns out depression might not just be a byproduct of our...