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The American Diabetes Association Finally Recommends Low Carb; Still Recommends Foods That Promote Diabetes

August 20, 2019

The American Diabetes Association Finally Recommends Low Carb; Still Recommends Foods That Promote Diabetes Although they are more than a couple of decades behind functional medicine, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is finally recommending lower carbohydrate diets for people with diabetes. In functional medicine, we have long seen the deleterious effects of carbohydrate-laden diets on…

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Floss Your Teeth Daily To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

August 12, 2019

Floss Your Teeth Daily To Reduce Your Risk of Stroke You may be familiar with common stroke-prevention strategies: Exercise regularly, eat plenty of vegetables, minimize stress, and keep inflammation at bay. But did you know taking good care of your teeth and gums is a major way to lower stroke risk? A new study has…

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How To Reduce Your Toxic Burden and Protect Immunity

August 5, 2019

How To Reduce Your Toxic Burden and Protect Immunity We live in a sea of toxins and we all carry significant amounts of heavy metals and environmental toxins in our bodies. Even if you eat all organic foods, drink filtered water, and use non-toxic home and body products, you will still come in contact with…

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Depressed and Anxious? Volunteering Reduces Symptoms

July 29, 2019

Depressed and Anxious? Volunteering Reduces Symptoms Depression and anxiety are hitting all-time highs these days, sending millions of Americans in search of relief. While many avenues reduce or eliminate symptoms, particularly functional medicine protocols that reduce chronic inflammation, one must still tend to the health of the psyche. One powerful but overlooked relief from depression…

Gut Health

Your Gallbladder Can Cause Gut and Health Problems

July 22, 2019

Your Gallbladder Can Cause Gut and Health Problems People tend not to think about their gallbladder unless gallstones become a painful and debilitating problem requiring surgery. However, your gallbladder could be causing gut problems or chronic inflammatory issues, even if you have no overt gallbladder symptoms. In fact, gallbladder issues are one of the most…

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9 Possible Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight

July 15, 2019

9 Possible Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Weight For some people weight loss is pretty straightforward: They just need to cut out sodas and sweets and hit the gym regularly. For others, especially those with a chronic health disorder, weight loss remains elusive despite and weight gain happens far too easily despite doing everything right.…