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...