Tri-Cities Functional Medicine
Our team examins the origins of an illness and suggests prevention and treatment methods to battle complex and chronic diseases.
We use the principles of Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, Mind-Body Medicine, and Positive Psychology to help you reach your full potential.
Patient-Centered Care: By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, we can tailor treatments that address the individual's unique needs.
An Integrative, Science-Based Healthcare Approach: We look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in a patient's history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
Tri-Cities Functional Medicine
Address105 Woodlawn Dr
Johnson City, TN 37604
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Areas We Service:Sullivan County, TN, Bristol, TN, Arcadia, TN, Bloomingdale, TN, Harrtown, TN, Holston Valley, TN, Spurgeon, TN, Tri-Cities, TN, Walnut Hill, TN, Elizabethton, TN, Greeneville, TN, Morristown, TN, Blountville, TN, Bluff City, TN, Kingsport, TN, Jonesborough, TN, Colonial Heights, TN, Bristol, VA, Abingdon, VA
Stomach Pain Prevention and Treatment
Abdominal pain is a source of frustration for many people. Whether you're dealing with a mild stomach ache or sharp, distracting pain, it's worth learning about what causes abdominal pain and where to get help. Symptoms of abdominal pain can include things as mild as indigestion, yet can be as troubling as intense pain that lasts days at a time.
Active Couch Potato
An active couch potato gets regular exercise, but spends a lot of time sitting.
Active couch potatoes are people who get regular exercise, but they end up sitting most of the day as a result of circumstance. Research shows that trips to the gym can't undo the effects of a day spent sitting. Even if a person is getting a fair amount of exercise, sedentary habits usually outweigh exercise.
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Attention Deficit Treatment for Adults & Children
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a general term used by the public and the media to describe a group of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Learn About the Causes & Effects of ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one part of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders grouped into the term ADD - also called Attention Deficit Disorder. For many years, medical professionals considered ADD and ADHD to be separate conditions, but today both are treated the same way.
Adrenal Fatigue Treatment
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) May Treat Adrenal Fatigue
Your insomnia, body aches, and decreased libido may all be linked to your adrenal glands, which may be struggling to produce cortisol, a crucial hormone that helps regulate your “fight-or-flight” response. When your body is under extreme stress your adrenal glands can begin producing cortisol in disruptive fits and starts. Hormone replacement therapy may balance those levels and improve your symptoms.
Autism and Gut Health
The GAPS Diet May Improve the Lives of Autistic People
The GAPS diet is an elimination diet that lasts several years, and is designed to reduce autistic traits by improving gut health. It is based on the theory that toxins produced by gut bacteria cause autism. The GAPS diet is purported to also reduce symptoms of ADHD, dyslexia, and schizophrenia.
Brain Gut Connection
The Effects of Gut Inflammation on Mental Focus
The gut, which helps the body digest food and convert it to energy, is an essential part of a healthy digestion system. The gut is home to thousands of different bacteria, some of which have positive effects on health and some of which have negative. Recent medical studies indicate that there may be a strong connection between mental health and gut health. This is known as the brain-gut connection.
Brain Health and Cognitive Function
Keep a Sharp Mind
The mind grows wiser with age, but age adversely blunts a mental edge, diminishes computing power and causes memories to fade. It doesn't have to be that way though. Anti-aging professionals may recommend a number of techniques to ward off the negative effects of time.
Candida Overgrowth Treatments
Arresting Candida Overgrowth and Restoring Balance to Your Gut Flora
Candida overgrowth occurs when the delicate balance of Candida yeast and bacteria in your intestines is disrupted and yeast begins to multiply and take over. Yeast is a microscopic fungal organism normally present in the healthy mucous membranes of the mouth, intestines or genitalia, but it can proliferate throughout your body and become toxic, causing severe illness and even death.
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Prevent Heart Disease by Understanding the Importance of Lifestyle Choices
Cardiovascular disease, an umbrella term referring to diseases affecting the heart and associated blood vessels, is the #1 cause of death globally, hence arising the question of whether it can be prevented. Caused by related, oftentimes genetic, conditions such as diabetes, obesity and alcoholism, lifestyle choices often weigh more heavily on CVD development.
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome
Your Body's Response to Mold Toxicity Exposure
Mold forms as the result of water leaks, past flooding and condensation, presenting a white or grayish color and most often appearing in shower stalls, bathrooms and muggy basements. If toxic, mold can spread and infect your repository system, causing damage to your body. Mold toxicity treatment starts with removing any infected areas in your home.
Chronic Lyme Disease
A Comprehensive Retaliation to the Viruses and Parasites Involved in Lyme Disease
When traditional medical interventions are too late to prevent the development of chronic Lyme disease, integrative medicine approaches, using alternative treatments, can impact chronic Lyme disease through several different routes, including restoring immune function, reducing inflammation and addressing chronic pain issues.
Coping with Constant Pain
Any pain that lasts for a period of months or longer is considered chronic pain. Chronic pain has many symptoms and causes, from pre-existing conditions to recent injuries. Chronic pain can make life difficult, but you don't have to go it alone.
You Can Break the Cycle, Get Relief from Stress Today
Chronic stress is a physical response to emotional triggers, in which the body releases stress hormones as a natural reaction. A result of continuous exposure to stressful situations, chronic stress leaves individuals feeling helpless and lacking in control. This phenomenon often leads to chronic health problems, changes in weight and adverse effects on mental health.
Detoxing May Help You Feel Better and Reduce Your Pain
Detoxing is an alternative medical practice used to reduce inflammation, increase energy, and improve health by cleansing your body of toxins. By using one or more recommended detox methods, you may improve your health and quality of life without pharmaceuticals or surgery.
Your Digestive System's Secret Support System
Fiber, also called roughage or bulk, is a plant-based substance often found in food (dietary fiber) which helps you control your weight by making you feel full faster. It also helps with digestion and helps prevent constipation. You can find fiber in whole grains, nuts and seeds and fruits and vegetables.
Vital Nutrients for Optimal Health
Proper supply of vital nutrients is essential to your well-being and optimal health. Your body needs a well-balanced diet and necessary dietary supplementation for desired mental and physical performance.
Digestive Enzyme Deficiency & Disorder Treatment
Discover the Possible Benefits of Digestive Enzyme Supplements
Digestive enzymes help the body break down and digest food; when someone has a digestive enzyme deficiency or disorder, they may suffer stomach pain and indigestion. Over-the-counter enzyme supplements may be able to relieve these symptoms, while prescription pancreatic enzyme products (PEPs) are used to treat conditions like cystic fibrosis.
Elimination Diet Guidance
Eliminate Your Food Allergy with an Elimination Diet
For those living with food intolerance or food allergy, every meal can feel like a game of Russian roulette. Each fork-full could be the one to set off that dreaded allergic reaction. One way to eliminate the risk is with a doctor supervised elimination diet.
Estrogen Level Testing
A Blood Test Can Reveal if You Have Unhealthy Estrogen Levels
Estrogen plays an important role in a woman’s puberty, menstrual cycle, fertility, and menopause. An estrogen level test can detect too high or too low levels of estrogen which can affect bone and reproductive health.
Free Radical Reduction
Are Free Radicals the Source of Your Illness?
Free Radicals. You've probably heard the term. No; a free radical is not a free-love-hippie-movement or a group of dissident radical fanatics. They are actually a byproduct of our own existence, and are oxygen based molecules that can react with other molecules, change their structure, their function and cause harm.
The Underlying Causes of What Ails You
Functional medicine is devoted to discovering the underlying causes of chronic medical conditions. Viewing your body as an integrated system, functional medicine uses a systems-oriented approach to patient-centered care.
You Are What You Eat
Have you ever heard the statement "you are what you eat?" In functional nutrition, it's truer than ever. Functional nutrition operates on the understanding that the food you eat will either help or harm your body.
Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Chronic Disease
Your Gut and Chronic Disease
Your gastrointestinal system is responsible for processing and utilizing food as nutrition and energy. There are many well-known medical problems that can arise in the gastrointestinal (GI) system including inflammatory diseases like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or Celiac disease, but there may be much more to the gut's story and its role in treating long-term illness.
Treatment and Testing for Gluten Intolerance
Gluten refers to the substance that is found in many bread products and other foods. Gluten provides the elasticity found in dough and is frequently added to foods as a thickener. Those with gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance have issues digesting this substance, leading to many side-effects.
Symptoms, Causes, and Functional Treatment
Graves' disease is an immune disorder that causes your thyroid gland to secrete too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of your throat behind the Adam's apple. There are many other reasons why your thyroid may be overactive, but Graves' is the only cause triggered by the immune system.
Gut Dysbiosis Treatment
Restore Balance to Your Gut Microbiome
Dysbiosis occurs when there is an imbalanced ratio of good and bad bacteria in the gut, causing the pathogenic bacteria to flourish and invoke a slew of unpleasant symptoms. Dysbiosis treatment could include analyzing antibiotic use, dietary choices and lifestyle habits which are contributing to poor gut health.
Heavy Metal Testing
Understand and Treat Mercury & Lead Poisoning
The body needs certain metals in small quantities to perform essential functions. Iron, for example, makes up a large part of the hemoglobin in your blood which carries oxygen to all of your cells. Copper helps in the production of collagen, and zinc promotes healthy skin.
Holistic Cleanse and Detoxification
You May Remove Bodily Toxins with Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Proponents of holistic cleanses and detoxifications believe these treatments can remove toxins from your body to increase your energy and strengthen your immune system. Since there are many different cleansing and detox programs available, ask your healthcare provider to find or create one that suits your symptoms and lifestyle needs.
Holistic Digestive Health
Armies Run on Their Stomachs, Holists Say You Do Too
For the naturopath and the holistic, alternative, and integrative models of medicine, the stomach reigns supreme. Diet and nutrition can be traced back as the root of many health issues. That said, digestive health is often the first step to a healthy you. Could this be your answer?
Holistic Infertility Treatment
Holistic Medicine may Hold Your Answer to Infertility Struggles
A large portion of couples trying to conceive these days are faced with the heartbreaking reality of infertility. It can be a long road. That being the case, many couples have embraced an integrated approach, looking toward non-traditional and alternative options as both a last resort and first option.
Focusing on the Mind, Body & Spirit for Optimal Wellness
Holistic medicine seeks to help you with an all-encompassing treatment that focuses on everything from traditional medications, diet, and exercise to more alternative forms of care such as acupuncture and chiropractic massage.
Holistic Sinusitis Treatment
The Holistic Model for Identifying, Managing and Eliminating Sinusitis
Sinusitis is a term commonly used to refer to either acute or chronic inflammation or infection of the sinus cavities. The cause of chronic sinusitis is unknown and traditional treatments only provide temporary relief of symptoms. Various holistic treatments - including natural healing and Chinese medicine - may provide alternatives to traditional approaches in Western medicine.
Holistic Stress Management Techniques
Identify, Manage and Eliminate Your Stress
Stress can be broken down into two parts, the stressor and reaction to that stressor. Bills, finding time, going to the DMV. Our natural response over long periods can be placing strain on our mental and physical health.
Holistic Treatment for Abnormal Periods
Restore Regularity to Your Menstrual Cycle
One person's "abnormal period" might be another's version of normal. This article explains the baseline gynecologists use to determine if your period is abnormal, why it is abnormal, which symptoms are a cause for concern, and which holistic treatment options are available to mitigate an abnormal menstrual cycle.
Holistic Treatment for Back and Neck Tendonitis
Could Your Severe Back and Neck Pain Actually be Tendonitis?
Most of us have probably experienced tendonitis at some point, the legs, feet and hands being affected very often, but back and neck tendonitis can cause just as much-if not more-pain and discomfort, interfering with your ability to conduct daily life.
Holistic Treatment for Better Mental Health
Holistic Treatments for Improving Mental Health, a Body First Approach.
Improving your mental health or treating a mental health condition is a very personalized experience; what may work for someone may not be the best treatment option for you. Taking a body first approach, holistic treatment of mental health focuses on the body as a way to treat the mind.
Holistic Treatment for Bladder Dysfunction
Trouble Urinating may Signal a Larger Problem, Bladder Dysfunction
Bladder dysfunction, also known as voiding dysfunction, is a condition during which you can't effectively urinate and empty your bladder. This can be an embarrassing, painful and possibly serious problem that--if left untreated--could lead to infection and eventually cause organ system failure. Seek holistic treatment today to regain control of your life.
Holistic Treatment for Hormonal Imbalance
Take Back Your Life and Control Hormonal Imbalance Today
During perimenopause, the change in hormones can make everyday issues feel insurmountable and life difficult to enjoy. Hormonal imbalance can leave you feeling exhausted and beyond frustrated, but holistic treatment options aim to treat your mind, body and soul to achieve optimal health.
Holistic Treatment for Migraines
The Pain, Nausea and Sensitivity of Migraines Needn't Control You
A migraine is a severe, debilitating form of headache where sufferers typically experience sensitivity to light, sounds and experience nausea. The intense pain can last for a few hours or a few days, leaving you incapacitated until the attack runs its course.
Holistic Treatment for Seasonal Allergies
Understanding Holistic Options for Preventing & Treating Seasonal Allergies
Why some people suffer from seasonal allergies while others seem immune is not entirely understood. Traditional treatments oftentimes provide only temporary symptom relief. Holistic treatments--from homeopathy and natural healing to Traditional Chinese Medicine--may provide alternatives to traditional allergy treatments in order to treat the underlying issue driving your allergies.
Holistic Treatments for Abnormal Periods
Hormone, Herbal, and Acupuncture Therapy may Relieve Abnormal Period Pain.
A hormone imbalance or gland dysfunction can cause fatigue, moodiness, or cramping and make your periods extremely heavy, too light, or absent. Your integrative medicine provider can correct your imbalance with hormone therapy, acupuncture, and botanic medicine. As each treatment has their own benefits and side effects, your provider can help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Holistic Treatments for Lupus
Treat lupus with nutrition and supplements.
Lupus is the painful inflammation of organs and tissues. Medications, sunlight, and infections can trigger symptoms like joint pain, fatigue, and a distinguishing butterfly-shaped facial rash. A slew of holistic treatments has proven to target the root causes of this autoimmune disease.
Hormone Level Testing
Saliva, Blood and Urine Tests
Many people find themselves concerned with their hormone levels. Imbalanced hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone and DHEA can cause serious health problems. Hormone level testing gives doctors a way to analyze your current hormone levels to see if you are deficient or overloaded with any particular hormone.
HPA Axis Dysfunction Treatment
Lifestyle Interventions to Alleviate Stress & Fatigue
The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis (HPA axis) is responsible for regulating your body's stress response. When your body is exposed to prolonged or extreme cases of stress, your HPA axis can begin to experience dysfunction by overreacting or underreacting to stressful situations. Certain treatments like nutritional supplements and dietary changes can help to improve HPA axis function.
Treating Short Term & Chronic Inflammation
Inflammation is your body's way of protecting itself from invaders and pathogens that could harm your body. It could be easy to mistake inflammation for infection but it's quite the opposite. Infection is caused by bacteria, virus or fungus and inflammation is your body's response to these invaders.
Iodine, Thyroid and Functional Medicine
Iodine is an essential trace element found in very small amounts in the human body. Even though it doesn't take a lot of iodine to keep your body functioning normally, it can be hard for some people to get enough. According to Medscape, 29% of people in 130 countries around the world live in an iodine deficient area.
Through Burning Fats, the Ketogenic Diet Treats Epilepsy and Obesity
The ketogenic (keto) diet replaces your body’s carbohydrate intake with fat to promote fast weight loss. Does it work? For some people, yes –but only in the short term. And with some caveats.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Intestinal and Bowel Permeability
Leaky gut syndrome is the common name for intestinal and bowel permeability. This condition can cause a number of frustrating symptoms that make your life difficult. Leaky gut is relatively unique in that it can both cause and result from other conditions. Any condition that inflames or damages the intestines, such as Crohn's disease, carries a risk of causing leaky gut syndrome.
Magnesium Deficiency Treatment
Combat Your Critical Nutritional Deficiency to Achieve Optimal Health
Magnesium, a key mineral involved in over 300 biochemical processes in the body, is often overlooked as a beneficial nutrient for our bodies. Yet, more than 50 percent of people are magnesium deficient, leading to a slew of troubling health conditions. Fortunately, through proper diet and supplementation, a magnesium deficiency can be effectively addressed.
Stay Sharp with Age
Occasionally forgetting things is just a normal fact of life. It's even somewhat expected that we'll lose portions of our memory as we age. Aside from these natural phenomena, a significant loss of memory could be a serious condition that should not be ignored.
Multiple Debilitating Conditions
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a number of disorders that happen all at the same time. If you suffer from metabolic syndrome, it could be due to the genetic makeup you inherited from your parents, problems associated with being overweight, or the result of leading an inactive lifestyle.
Understand Your Metabolism & Long-Term Health
Metabolic testing (also called a comprehensive metabolic panel or CMP) is a set of blood tests that provides information about your body's metabolism, or ability to convert and use energy. This energy is responsible for all of your body's functions including breathing, digesting food, circulating blood, eliminating wastes from the body and much more.
Methylation Testing & Treatment
Correct Your Methylation for Optimal Wellness
Methylation is a biochemical process intricately tied to our bodies' overall functioning including DNA repair, immune function and detoxification. When the methylation process is malfunctioning, disease can manifest. It is important to receive methylation testing to identify issues and to receive treatment in order to restore optimal health.
Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals and Your Health
Vitamins and nutrients play a large role in both diet and overall wellness. Without proper levels of these substances, sometimes referred to micronutrients, you may be putting your health at risk. Micronutrient testing is a diagnostic process created to test levels of key vitamins, minerals and more.
Symptoms and Functional Treatment for Mitochondrial Disease
In your body, each and every cell works in unison - from the largest organ systems to the tiniest individual cells. But even the slightest change in the function of one component can cause this system to change dramatically. Mitochondria are a perfect example of this.
Detoxification & Alternative Treatments to Reverse Mold Poisoning Symptoms
Mold poisoning occurs when the human body is exposed to toxic mold. Mold toxicity symptoms ranging from fatigue and metallic taste, to tremors and blurred vision, occur as mold poisoning disrupts the proper functioning of your body's systems. Detoxification techniques, nutritional supplements and dietary changes can reverse toxic mold symptoms.
Genetic Testing and Identification of MTHFR Defects
The MTHFR gene, known medically as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase, is responsible for producing a key enzyme that serves many functions in your body. This MTHFR gene can become defective or mutated, which may have damaging impacts on your health.
Natural Acne Treatment
Eliminate Pimples and Clear Your Skin with Natural Acne Treatment
Many traditional acne treatments can be ineffective or have numerous, unwanted side effects. That's why some people may benefit from natural acne treatments. Natural acne treatments can be topical or oral, and often have antibiotic, astringent, or anti-inflammatory properties to prevent pore blockage and the formation of pimples.
Natural ADHD Treatment
Natural Treatment May Improve Cognition and Focus in ADHD Patients
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a lifelong developmental disability that affects focus, cognition, memory, and executive function. While the most common treatment for ADHD is stimulant medication, not all patients respond well to this treatment; many ADHD patients may benefit from natural treatments like therapy, diet, and dietary supplements.
Natural Anxiety Treatment
Safe Remedies to Treat Anxiety as a Whole - Body, Mind & Spirit
Anxiety is a condition characterized by excessive and persistent nervousness, worry, fear, irritability and sleep cycle disruption. Holistic solutions for anxiety focus on addressing root cause issues such as neurotransmitter depletion and adrenal support. This approach is advantageous in that it helps to naturally relieve anxiety while also addressing imbalances throughout the body.
Natural Arthritis Pain Relief
Holistic Therapies for Chronic Pain Relief
Finding relief for troubling arthritis symptoms can lead to the habitual use of prescription medications, injections and creams with troubling side effects. Natural arthritis treatments--from vitamins and herbs to topical creams and poultices--can reduce arthritis symptoms safely and with no side effects, if their use is managed properly.
Natural Cold and Flu Remedies
Use These Natural Cold and Flu Remedies to Relieve Symptoms
While most people use over-the-counter medicine to treat cold and flu symptoms, many people dislike the side effects that come with the medication. Fortunately, many natural remedies are available to help your immune system fight off the infection, helping to make your symptoms less severe and shorten your recovery time.
Natural Eczema Treatment
Natural Eczema Treatments May Reduce Itching and Prevent Future Outbreaks
Eczema is the name for a group of skin conditions that cause itching, inflammation, and scaly skin. It is caused by an overactive immune system and is often comorbid with allergies. Eczema treatment is usually aimed at reducing itching, but can also target the immune response that causes inflammation.
Natural Fibromyalgia Treatment
A Holistic Approach to Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, and sleep disturbances. While traditional treatment often relies on the use of medication, natural fibromyalgia treatment instead works to address underlying biochemical imbalances that contribute to your painful symptoms.
Natural Hair Loss Treatment
Slow or Reverse Hair Loss Naturally & Effectively
With hair loss on the rise, people are exploring natural remedies to restore their hair without the pain or side effects of conventional treatments and surgeries. From vitamins to scalp massage with rosemary oil, you may be able to prevent, slow and even reverse your hair loss.
Natural High Blood Pressure Treatment
Natural Solutions to Manage Hypertension Effectively
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common condition which affects more than 85 million Americans. While it often does not produce any symptoms, the condition does require treatment to avoid serious health complications. There are natural hypertension treatment options available which can help restore healthy blood pressure levels.
Natural IBS Treatment
Restore Function to Your Digestive System with Holistic Treatment
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic medical condition which can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life. Until recently, therapy for IBS has focused on symptomatic relief but fails to address the underlying cause. Holistic treatment provides natural solutions which target dietary, physiological and psychological imbalances.
Natural Insomnia Treatment
Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep & Reach Deeper Restorative Stages of Sleep
Getting an optimal amount of sleep and reaching deep, restorative stages of sleep each night is imperative for long-term health and regeneration. This is because sleep, particularly the deep, slow-wave stages of sleep, plays a major role in your body's healing processes. Natural treatment can treat the underlying cause preventing you from sleeping well each night.
Natural Interstitial Cystitis Treatment
Alleviate Painful Bladder Symptoms Naturally
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an inflammatory condition of the bladder characterized by urinary urgency, frequency, and chronic pelvic pain. Traditional IC treatment typically involves pharmacological measures; however, the results of conventional treatment are often unsatisfactory. Interstitial cystitis natural treatment, including dietary modifications and natural supplements, focuses on healing the bladder to reduce IC's painful symptoms.
Natural Leaky Gut Syndrome Treatment
Repair the Intestinal Lining to Restore Your Wellbeing
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition caused by an increase in intestinal permeability that leads to harmful substances like bacteria, undigested food particles, and other toxic substances to easily escape into the bloodstream, wreaking havoc on the body. Natural treatment for leaky gut includes dietary and lifestyle changes that can have a lasting impact on one's health.
Natural Lupus Treatment
Medication and Diet Can Treat Lupus Symptoms and Prevent Flares
Lupus is a lifelong illness characterized by the body's immune system attacking the body's own organs and tissues. Symptoms include pain, rashes, weight loss, arthritis, and fatigue. Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and preventing flares, and can include many types of medication, diet, and nutritional supplements.
Natural Sun Protection
Protect Your Skin and Eyes from Harmful UV Rays
Exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can put you at risk of skin damage, as well as increase your risk of developing medical problems like skin cancer. Due to recent concerns about sunscreen safety, some people are choosing to use natural sunscreens, or avoiding sunscreens with certain ingredients.
Natural Treatment for Constipation
Alleviate Bowel Dysfunction Naturally & Effectively
Constipation is characterized by infrequent bowel movements, straining during defecation due to hard stools, and a sensation of incomplete bowel movements. Conventional treatment relies heavily on the use of laxatives to provide relief; however, laxatives are not an effective long-term solution. Learn how to treat your constipation with natural solutions.
Natural Treatment of Hypothyroidism
Natural Options for Treatment of Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland, which is involved in almost every process in the human body, does not produce enough hormones. Symptoms can include hair loss, fatigue, jaundice, and depression. Treatment for hypothyroidism usually involves either natural or synthetic hormone replacement therapy.
Natural Type 2 Diabetes Treatment
Holistic Options to Control Your Blood Sugar
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose or blood sugar. The condition is more likely to occur in obese individuals who live an unhealthy lifestyle. Research indicates that by modifying unhealthy habits and incorporating natural therapies, you can help to prevent, manage, and even reverse type 2 diabetes.
Natural UTI Treatment
Cure Your Urinary Tract Infection for Good
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur when bacteria, fungus, or viruses enter the urinary tract, which the body uses to remove liquid waste. As they progress, UTIs can cause more serious problems like kidney damage. Thankfully, they are easily treatable with antibiotics, dietary supplements, probiotics, or combination therapy.
Losing Your Mind: Neurocognitive Disorders Impair Cognitive Ability
As we age, there is an expected decline in mental acuity. This impairment in cognitive function is the core symptom of a group of conditions known as neurocognitive disorders (NCD). From Alzheimer's to Huntington's disease, each NCD has its own unique characteristics, symptoms and cause.
Neurotoxins and Depleted Amino Acids
Neurotransmitters are molecules made out of amino acids that serve as the chemical messengers of the nervous system. They transmit information between the brain and the organs to control vital functions such as breathing and heart rate. Neurotransmitters are also involved in our cognitive functions such as thinking and memory, and can affect our emotions or sleep.
Identify Neurotransmitter Imbalance and Begin Treatment
Neurotransmitters are chemicals that are naturally produced in your body. Their main responsibility is to help facilitate communication from one neuron to the next across a synapse - which is a gap between two neurons. Identifying and managing neurotransmitter imbalances is facilitated with a neurotransmitter test.
Neurotransmitter Imbalance Treatment
Neurotransmitters are proteins found in the brain that control your mood, sleep patterns, eating habits, ability to focus, and much more. Healthy levels of neurotransmitters are necessary for these processes to work correctly.
Eliminate Excessive Sweating to Restore Your Sleep
Night sweats, also known as nocturnal hyperhidrosis, is a condition characterized by excessive sweating during the night. They can significantly impair one's ability to obtain restful sleep, due to a constant state of discomfort and restlessness. Fortunately, there are lifestyle changes and remedies to alleviate the condition and prevent future events.
Dietary Supplements, Vitamins, Nutrition & More
Nutraceuticals is a blanket term for the combination of nutrients, vitamins, dietary supplements, healthy foods and sometimes herbal products that contribute to overall wellness. Nutraceutical products are designed for a variety of uses and functions.
Nutritional and Supplemental Treatment for Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is a Painful Inflammation of Your Pancreas That May Require Nutritional and Supplemental Therapy
Pancreatitis is inflammation of your pancreas that happens when digestive enzymes get trapped in the pancreas. Taking supplements and eating a pancreas-healthy diet is the best way of avoiding pancreas problems.
Nutritional and Supplemental Treatments for Cirrhosis
Treat Your Nutritional Deficiencies and Cirrhosis with Dietary Therapies.
When the liver is severely inflamed, scar tissue replaces healthy liver tissue (cirrhosis). Cirrhosis commonly leads to malnutrition, which can cause symptoms like low blood sugar and muscle cramps. Nutritional and supplemental treatments can correct nutrient deficiencies, as well as treat other cirrhosis symptoms.
Nutritional and Supplemental Treatments for Hepatitis
Manage Hepatitis Symptoms like Inflammation with Nutritional and Supplement Therapies
Hepatitis is liver inflammation caused by a virus, autoimmune response, medication, dietary toxin, illegal drug or alcohol abuse. Evidence-based, professionally managed nutritional and supplemental therapy may resolve this inflammation.
A Complete Lifestyle Plan
It's often overlooked, but food plays a major role in your health and wellness. Making the correct choices on what to eat can improve your overall physical and mental fitness, and can even help mitigate certain illnesses.
Nutritional and Vitamin Deficiencies in B12, D & More
Nutritional deficiency occurs when your body does not absorb the necessary amount of nutrients it requires. Also known as malnutrition, nutritional deficiency can influence just about every system in your body, as well as your mental health. It may seem impossible, but many Americans suffer from nutritional deficiencies due to poor food choices
Nutritional Healing is More Than Just a Weight Loss Diet
Nutritional healing is a whole-body treatment that focuses on preventing and treating conditions, such as heart attacks and arthritis, with nutrition and a balanced diet. It accomplishes this goal through specific dietary changes and nutritional supplements. Results of nutritional healing can vary but may be seen within 4-6 weeks.
Nutritional Support for Depression
Food as Medicine for Your Depression
Depression is overwhelming and can negatively affect your overall health - your mental wellbeing, after all, is largely responsible for powering your physical health. Naturally combat depressive symptoms by introducing healthy foods to optimize brain function and in turn positively influence your mood.
Nuts for Heart Health
This Easy-To-Prepare Snack Could Support a Healthier Heart
Nuts are nutrient-dense foods that possess unsaturated fatty acids and other bioactive compounds such as L-arginine, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. As an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare food for our busy lifestyles, nuts can be the perfect snack to keep you full throughout the day while improving your heart and overall health.
Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements
Essential Fatty Acids to Support Overall Health
Omega-3 fish oil supplements are generally sourced from areas where freshwater fish reside. Omega-3 fish oil supports cardiovascular health, and helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure range and proper cholesterol levels. It can also benefit other areas of health, including supporting the immune system and providing better circulation for enhanced cognitive health.
Understand the Health Risks of Excess Weight
Carrying too much body fat can increase your risk for a variety of health complications. Heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and many other conditions can be directly linked to being overweight.
Oxidation, Free Radicals and Antioxidants
There are a variety of health issues that can be influenced by oxidative stress. Because oxidation isn't limited to one body system or area, you may see the symptoms emerge in just about any part of the body.
Understand Healthy Portions for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
The challenge of taking in fewer calories leaves many men and women wondering just how much they should be eating-and most people are taking in too much. This makes portion control a crucial part of any healthy eating or weight loss plan.
A Healthy Body and Mind
The best way to treat an illness is to prevent it from occurring. Preventive medicine is an important aspect of anti-aging medicine, where physicians focus on optimizing health, reversing the aging process, and preventing the body from going into a disease state.
Supplement Your Health with the Benefits of Probiotics
Probiotics seem to be a trend in healthy living that everyone's heard of, but few know what they do. Probiotics are tiny microorganisms said to provide health benefits when ingested. The use of probiotics was first conceptualized in the early 1900's, but not popularized until the 80's.
Progesterone Level Testing
Progesterone Testing Is the First Step toward Treating Hormonal Imbalances
The female sex hormone progesterone is produced mainly in the ovaries following ovation each month. Imbalances can cause unwanted symptoms like infertility, mood changes, and irregular periods. Getting a progesterone level test is the first step toward diagnosing and relieving symptoms of unbalanced hormone levels.
Treat & Prevent Age-Related Loss of Muscle Mass
Sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass that occurs with aging, most commonly affects sedentary or bedridden elderly patients. However, it can affect even those who remain healthy, fit and active. No longer accepted as a normal part of the aging process, sarcopenia instead is now considered a disease state that can be prevented and/or treated.
Keep Your Tension Low
While stress itself is not a medical condition, it can have a very real effect on our health. Excessive anxiety can lead to a range of ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure, and weakened immune system. It can affect sleep and eating habits, leading to weight gain or a general "burnt-out" feeling.
Testosterone Level Testing
Hormone Testing Can Diagnose Conditions Caused by Testosterone Imbalances
Testosterone is a sex hormone that regulates puberty, fertility, and sex drive (libido). Unbalanced levels of testosterone can cause low libido and irregular periods, emotional instability, and many other symptoms. Testosterone levels can be measured to determine whether treatment is necessary.
The Candida Diet
Use Nutrition to Restore Healthy Candida Levels
Under normal circumstances, candida lives in harmony with other microbes in the GI tract, helping to digest food and absorb nutrients. If candida overgrows, and is out of balance with other gut microbes, it can lead to candidiasis, causing many negative health effects. Fortunately, you can take control of candida growth through your nutrition.
Remedies to Settle an Upset Stomach
Saying that you have an upset stomach is a common way to describe indigestion, but the term doctors use to describe indigestion is known as dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is a functional disease that affects about 20% of Americans and can occur in any of the organs, muscles, or nerves comprising the upper gastrointestinal tract (stomach and small intestine). Dyspepsia is a chronic condition that can be controlled with the help of a doctor.
Vitamin C Supplements
Restore Immune Function with Vitamin C Supplements
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient that helps in the growth and repair of tissues in your body and in making collagen. When deficient, a number of health complications ensue. Vitamin C supplements offer you a way to restore balance to the level of ascorbic acid in your body when dietary intervention does not suffice.
Weight Loss Motivation
The Secrets of Healthy Weight Loss & Fitness
Staying motivated to lose weight can be difficult thanks to daily temptations and busy schedules. If you are struggle with weight loss motivation, there are plenty of options to help. Personal motivation can be improved by focusing on the good, setting goals and rewarding yourself are all very helpful.
What Are Bioidentical Hormones
Discover the Difference Bioidentical Hormones Can Make
Traditional hormone therapy may lead to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Arguments have been made for the increased safety and effectiveness of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This is because bioidenticals are designed to imitate the structure of your body's hormones.
Zinc Deficiency Treatment
Revitalize the Immune System with Zinc
While often considered a global issue, particularly in developing countries, a zinc deficiency can create troubling health conditions, even when the deficiency is considered mild. To combat a zinc deficiency, meet with your healthcare provider who can evaluate your symptoms and recommend effective treatment like zinc supplements and dietary changes.