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Functional Medicine Treatments For Anxiety Disorders

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  • Anxiety is so common that you or someone you know has dealt with it, or perhaps still is dealing with it. Or maybe that somebody is you, and you are trying to understand whether there's a possibility of curing your anxiety. Functional Medicine might just be that step for you. What are the causes of depression and anxiety? Surely, there are common causes such as stress, injury, or chronic pain, but did you know that imbalances in the system may also elicit these indicators? Apparently, unrelated causes include imbalances in blood glucose, neurotransmitter imbalances, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, Omega-3 fatty acid deficiencies, and food allergies. Extra sugar has been shown to influence opioid receptors in the brain and can have a profound e...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Cancer Care

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  • The Functional Medicine approach is extremely patient-focused, resulting in an individualized treatment program for improved health outcomes. Treating cancer is an example where functional and conventional medicine differs. Typically, traditional medicine appears immediately at treating cancer but fails to address the reason behind cancer. Doctors are overly focused on diagnosing the disorder based on body symptoms and location rather than the cause or mechanism involved.

    Additionally, it does not help that no two cancer cases are the same. Two Patients who have the exact same cancer and go through precisely the same treatment may respond differently.  FM practitioners work with patients to address the underlying root causes, iden...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Constipation

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  • Bowel habits vary for each individual, but when you have difficulty passing feces or have less than three bowel movements per week or pain with bowel movements, you're probably constipated. People today tend to feel bloated, sluggish, and deficiency of optimum energy when they're constipated. Kids who get constipated often have worse behavior during those times. Consider the toxic waste that your body is trying to get rid of.  The longer this waste remains in the GI tract that the more likely you are to be influenced by them.

    By using functional medicine, there are a lot of options to aid with constipation naturally. A wholesome gut depends upon a balance of intestinal flora, or germs, and thus do healthy bowel movements. In an antib...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Depression

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  • Functional medicine is a revolutionary concept that emphasizes that everything is linked. The brain is influenced by the various organs of the body and vice versa. Our gut, for example, has been associated with the development of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease,  and other mental disorders. Some research studies show that problems with neurotransmitter production begin from the gut before it impacts the brain. There's also growing evidence that toxicity, nutrient deficiency, blood glucose control, and other dietary variables are highly related to brain dysfunction. Functional medicine examines all of the elements which might have an influence on the individual's condition instead of traditional medicine that only concentrates on th...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Diabetes: Type II

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  • Functional medicine's approach is to get at the root cause of diabetes. If you've been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Functional Medicine can help to discover the root cause and fix many, if not all, of the related symptoms. There's a problem with blood glucose in Type 2 Diabetes, but Type 2 Diabetes isn't a blood sugar issue. Elevated blood glucose is a symptom; it is not the cause. Anyone living with diabetes type 2 knows it is important to manage insulin levels. Functional medicine provides unique tools to control insulin and blood glucose, such as exercise, diet, stress management, detoxification, and optimizing essential nutrients. 

    Why is insulin's role important? Insulin helps maintain glucose (sugar) levels in the blood withi...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Fibromyalgia

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  • In the root of the majority of Fibromyalgia cases, there is some triggering event where the person hasn't fully recovered. Some examples are divorce or death of a loved one or any other stressful event in your lifetime. In treating fibromyalgia naturally and efficiently, it's essential to address the original source and/or triggering event. Support throughout the healing journey is critical to one's general health. A thorough functional medicine approach can address the acute phase of getting chronic fibromyalgia pain. Dysfunction in a few critical systems appears to be the common denominator with fibromyalgia. Areas involved include the mitochondria, the hypothalamus in the brain, and the immune system. Defects in the mitochondria lead...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

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  • The key to solving this dilemma is not taking an acid blocker, which can cause a number of problems. It may provide you symptomatic relief, but there are issues with these drugs. They may lead to an increase in pneumonia, in bloating, in overgrowth of bad bugs in your gut. They may also prevent mineral absorption. You will need some acid in your stomach to digest your food and absorb the nutrients. Reducing the acid in your stomach could result in vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Nutrient deficiency can result in neuropathy, memory difficulties, digestive problems, osteoporosis, and a lot more.

    There are simple actions one can take to find out if there are any particular triggers that are causing your problem. Repair your diet. The things...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Gestational Diabetes

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  • Women with gestational diabetes will need to monitor their blood glucose levels to remain in a healthy range. Natural ways to handle gestational diabetes symptoms include:

    1. Diet & Nutritional Therapy: Your pregnancy diet is the most important element in preventing and managing gestational diabetes. Pregnant women need to have a diet that delivers adequate nutrition to be able to ensure their baby's and their well-being. Women that are pregnant mustn't consume too many calories, particularly empty calories from processed and junk foods, baked goods, and carbonated drinks. Achieving appropriate weight reduction is among the essential strategies to prevent and manage gestational diabetes. During pregnancy, excessive weight g...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Heart Disease

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  • The concept that eating cholesterol will raise blood cholesterol, and lead to cardiovascular disease, has its origins in the 1950s' diet-heart hypothesis, which essentially states that cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet cause elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood, which polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAS) like those found in canola, soybean, corn, and vegetable oils, in their liquid-at-room-temperature condition, won't clog the arteries and helps prevent cardiovascular disease.

    Together with these so-called facts is the notion that an above-normal amount of cholesterol and particularly LDL "bad" cholesterol will undoubtedly increase your odds of getting a heart attack or a stroke. Are all these things so many individuals belie...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Migraine

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  • A migraine can cause acute, often throbbing pain that is usually on just one side of the head. It's frequently accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound and light, and worsening of symptoms with action.

    Environmental factors that have been associated with migraines include imbalances in hormones, food sensitivities, chemicals, alcohol, anxiety, changes in the wake-sleep routine, physical factors, and changes in weather or barometric pressure. When using a functional medicine approach, it's crucial to recognize the role of the gut. This includes a function for the microbiome (such as nitrate-reducing germs in the mouth) because migraine sufferers have a different mixture of gut bacteria that may make them more sensitive to c...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Polycystic Ovary Syndrome PCOS

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  • Despite being the most common hormonal disorder in women, PCOS is often underdiagnosed. People with PCOS are not always aware that their symptoms can be ameliorated and do not all seek care and PCOS comes with many health risks, so diagnosis early on can reduce the long-term health impacts.  PCOS involves a constellation of symptoms. Cysts on the ovaries are just one of several components of this complex syndrome. Though medical diagnoses are required and may be helpful, they can also often be quite paralyzing and stop people from discovering ways to heal their bodies and protect against progression without constantly needing to rely solely on drugs.

    Functional medication has a different strategy for PCOS. The traditional approach to ...more

Functional Medicine Treatments For Vitiligo

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  • Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin condition. It is unclear what causes vitiligo. Scientists believe it is caused by several factors such as genetics, bacterial overgrowth, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, accumulation of toxins, mental or emotional anxiety. The immune system attacks the melanin-producing cells known as melanocytes, and this process causes areas of the skin to reduce their pigmentation. It currently affects 1-2% of Americans

    To date, there's no cure for vitiligo. But new hope is on the horizon, due to recent research that's improving our understanding of the pathways involved in this condition and possible new strategies to treat it. Vitiligo can negatively impact an individual's confidence and self-image, par...more