Functional Medicine and Infertility

Functional Medicine and Infertility

By: Alicia Galvin MEd, RD, LD, CLT, IFNCP Did you know that only 60% of couples will conceive naturally without medical assistance within the first 6 months of trying? This means that one in every eight couples struggle with infertility issues (1). Infertility is outlined as the decreased ability, or complete inability, of a couple […]

Consider Mold Mycotoxins in Anxiety, Pain and Addiction

Consider Mold Mycotoxins in Anxiety, Pain and Addiction

By: Margaret Christensen, MD, FACOG, IFMCP, ABOIM MOLD and Mycotoxins in DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, CHRONIC PAIN and ADDICTION Depression, anxiety and chronic pain are some of the most frequent symptoms and co-morbidities that clients present with to Functional Medicine and integrative practitioners. Much national attention is being focused on the epidemic of addiction to opioids, as […]

5 DIY Steps to Assess for Home Mold

5 DIY Steps to Assess for Home Mold

DID YOU KNOW? If several members of your house  (including the pets!) are constantly sick with infections, or  gut, immune, brain, psychiatric, neurological, focus, cognition, energy or hormonal  problems, the  air quality may be an issue! Even without an obvious flood or water leak, if indoor humidity is over 50% a home can have issues, […]

Why Detoxify?

Why Detoxify?

Because we are physically composed of what we eat, drink, think, breathe, touch and can’t eliminate. In the past 50-70 years we have radically altered the environment in which we as humans live.  Annually we dump 4-6 billion pounds of chemicals into the soils, rivers, oceans and air – from petrochemicals, to pesticides, to industrial waste […]

Love with all your Heart

Love with all your Heart

Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women in America, with one out of every 3 deaths linked to cardiovascular disease or strokes. Someone has a heart attack every 40 seconds! In women, often they may be silent, without the characteristic stabbing chest pain or left arm pain. Your best strategy to beat […]

Why Can’t I sleep

Why Can’t I sleep

Sleep disturbances can come from many factors including an imbalance of progesterone or estrogen, abnormal cortisol and adrenaline levels, abnormal thyroid function, food intolerances, anxiety and depression, sleep apnea and poor sleep hygiene. The answer is NOT to first give a sleeping pill, because these can be very addictive in the long run, and don’t […]

Big Picture of Hormonal Health

Big Picture of Hormonal Health

Eat a low sugar, low simple carbohydrate diet, avoid processed foods, limit caffeine (at most 1 cup/day), alcohol (2/glasses wine per week), better yet, if you are having issues with adrenal fatigue and major hormone disturbances, eliminate altogether. Eat organic – especially meat, dairy, eggs, fruits and vegetables. Use vegetable wash on non-organic produce Support […]

Thyroid

Thyroid

Are you tired all the time? Do you have dry skin, brittle nails, cold hands and feet, hair loss, stubborn weight gain, trouble waking up in the morning? These are all signs of poor thyroid hormone function, or hypo-thyroidism. Thyroid hormone tells all the cells in our bodies to help make energy, so when it’s […]

Why am I so out of Balance?

Why am I so out of Balance?

Most of our clients come to see us because of hormonal imbalances: bad PMS and mood swings, difficulty sleeping, erratic periods or menopausal symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. On top of that many of you are suffering from fatigue, mild depression and other symptoms. The important thing to understand is no one “pill […]