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The Role of Serotonin in Mental Health

The Role of Serotonin in Mental Health

Serotonin plays a big role in mental health, mood regulation and finding enjoyment in life. To ensure we have healthy serotonin levels we need several key micronutrients, two cofactors, B vitamins, and estrogen.   Key essential micronutrients: Iron B6 Magnesium Calcium Zinc Healthy blood sugar levels Healthy insulin levels *Did you know that magnesium is […]

Case Study: Tackling Chronic Anxiety

Case Study: Tackling Chronic Anxiety

Three of our female patients had chief complaints of chronic anxiety, stomach issues like bloating, poor sleep, and chronic neck and back pain. We learned about their medical history, potential anxiety factors, and then ran comprehensive tests (blood work and computerized posturography—essentially a sensory and balance test). Based on all the information, we came up […]

Functional Medicine Approach to Mental Health with Dr. Medina (video)

Functional Medicine Approach to Mental Health with Dr. Medina (video)

The important role nutrition plays in mental health in the conventional medical system is a huge subject that gets ignored and is not talked about enough. Most mainstream doctors result to antidepressant medications for their patients as the first line of treatment, rather than trying to identify the possible underlying root cause for their symptoms […]

Our Three Diabetes Patient’s Results

Our Three Diabetes Patient’s Results

Our Three Diabetes Patient’s Results At the Bay Area Health and Wellness Center, we help those with Diabetes by creating an individualized, natural detox and repair program coupled with healthy eating habits. The following are three of our patient’s results before and after our program: First Patient’s Results – Diabetes Type 2   Our first […]

One Patient’s Ketogenic Lifestyle

One Patient’s Ketogenic Lifestyle

One Patient’s Ketogenic Lifestyle One of our patients decided to try the Ketogenic diet, while also incorporating intermittent fasting/OMAD (One Meal a Day Diet). She wanted to live a happier and healthier lifestyle, by losing weight naturally. Read below to learn how she is fulfilling her new life. What does she eat? She meal preps […]

Functional Neurology Approach to Chronic Anxiety and Depression

Functional Neurology Approach to Chronic Anxiety and Depression

Functional Neurology Approach to Chronic Anxiety and Depression Suffering from chronic anxiety and depression symptoms? Is it to the point you can hardly function normally? Functional Neurology may be the solution to help reduce your symptoms. Anxiety and depression can keep you from attending classes, or finishing exams. It may also keep you from attending […]

Functional Neurology Approach for Post-Concussion Symptoms

Functional Neurology Approach for Post-Concussion Symptoms

Functional Neurology Approach for Post-Concussion Symptoms Did you know you don’t have to lose consciousness or hit your head to have a concussion?  A simple whiplash injury—common in motor vehicle accidents—can be enough to trigger post-concussive symptoms. Common post-concussion symptoms: Blurred vision Dizziness Fatigue Headaches Nausea or vomiting Trouble focusing or reading Shortened attention span […]

Ketogenic Diet Fights Chronic Disease

Ketogenic Diet Fights Chronic Disease

Ketogenic Diet Fights Chronic Disease Recent evidence has shown that the Ketogenic (Keto) diet aids in reversing Type 2 Diabetes, helps better manage Type 1 Diabetes, helps with weight loss, and helps slow the progression of Degenerative Brain Diseases (like Early Onset Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, etc.). *To learn what the Ketogenic diet is read: […]

What’s the Ketogenic diet & why should I care?

What’s the Ketogenic diet & why should I care?

What’s the Ketogenic diet & why should I care? Did you know the Ketogenic diet is tied into brain health, and can benefit those with diabetes and degenerative brain disease? Find out a brief background, what the Ketogenic diet is, and who should be on it in the following article. Ketogenic diet background In the […]

Podcast: How can athletes optimize their performance naturally?

Podcast: How can athletes optimize their performance naturally?

How can athletes optimize their performance naturally? Are you an athlete trying to optimize your performance? Dr. Ernesto Medina, DC and Currahee Crossfit and Nutrition Coach Merissa Maiorano, discuss what it takes for athletes to optimize their health naturally for better performance. The preceding details give a brief overview of main points discussed in their […]

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