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Break Free to Stand in Your Power – Dr. Medina’s Chapter

Break Free to Stand in Your Power – Dr. Medina’s Chapter

On June 17th, 2020, Dr. Ernesto Medina’s co-authored book, “Break Free To Stand In Your Power” launched! Seema Giri, the inspiration behind this book, is a wonder who “…teaches female entrepreneurs how to break free from the life they no longer want to confidently attract and embrace the life of their dreams (Giri’s Amazon Bio)”. […]

Holistic Approaches to Good Thyroid Health Webinar

Holistic Approaches to Good Thyroid Health Webinar

Dr. Ernesto Medina and Dr. Shasta Ericson discuss the functional medicine and Acupuncture/Oriental medicine approaches to navigating thyroid problems. In this free thyroid webinar, you will learn the following: The most common symptoms of thyroid issues. Necessary thyroid lab tests needed. Nutritional approaches to managing thyroid issues. Lifestyle strategies for managing thyroid issues.  What is […]

What is SIBO?

What is SIBO?

What is SIBO? SIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. This is a condition in which the small intestine contains too much of the wrong bacteria. Even though the small intestine is supposed to have some bacteria, in cases of SIBO, bacteria from the large intestine has moved upstream into a section of the small […]

Fix a Broken Brain with Functional Medicine

Fix a Broken Brain with Functional Medicine

Are you feeling forgetful? Feel your energy is diminishing faster than your peers? Or feel emotionally numb? Reading this article may be of interest to you. What is a Broken Brain? A broken brain is a result of the body not having the correct nutrition, imbalanced hormones, inflammation, too many toxins, or other causes (see […]

Functional Medicine: The Connection Between Stress and Hormone Balance

Functional Medicine: The Connection Between Stress and Hormone Balance

What is stress? Are there different kinds of stress? How does it affect us and our bodies? Can Functional Medicine help me relieve my stress and control my hormones? Read the following article to learn how Functional Medicine can help relieve stress symptoms, and to learn the connection between stress and hormone balance: What is […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid

Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid

Birth control pills can affect your Thyroid A common question made by female patients: can birth control pills affect my thyroid? The answer is yes. Birth control pills, or hormone replacements, can elevate a specific protein in the blood that binds the thyroid hormone, rendering it useless. Functional Medicine practitioners test for this to determine […]

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