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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 […]

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 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: […]

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 […]

Is my thyroid causing low libido?

Is my thyroid causing low libido?

Is my thyroid causing low libido? The thyroid gland secretes hormones into your body; if these hormones are imbalanced it can cause low libido and sexual dysfunction, among other symptoms (see below). When the thyroid is low, it is called Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism causes the body to slow down, which slows your metabolism and can cause […]

What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is much more than just a quick doctors appointment; it is a full health assessment that is tailored individually, for each patient. We believe Experience Life in association with The Institute for Functional Medicine explain it well; here’s a quote from their eBook:   “In essence, functional medicine is […]

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