Type 2 Diabetes

Can This Powerful Hormone be the Key to Treating Type 2 Diabetes & More?

If there is one disease I ask my patients to have on their minds, it’s type 2 diabetes. According to the 2017 report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million).1 This means that nearly half of Americans have the disease or its precursor. 

Testing

Your Ultimate Preventative Testing Guide for Optimal Health! 22 Things to Check When You Turn 30

In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.

doctor

How to Choose a Good Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctor

Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.

Oxytocin...It's Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin…It’s Not Just About Sex!

Oxytocin… it’s not just about sex!  The pituitary is a very important gland located at the base of the brain, just below the hypothalamus.  The two main sections of the gland, the anterior and posterior pituitary secrete some very essential hormones for life…. Anterior Pituitary Hormones ACTH (Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone) – stimulates adrenal gland to produce cortisol FSH…

PCOS

PCOS: Are You One of the Thousands of Women Who Suffer?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), the most common metabolic disorder of reproductive-age women in the United States, is generally known as a reproductive disorder but is also associated with life threatening medical illnesses. In the U.S., six million reproductive-age women are affected with the syndrome. PCOS is generally considered a syndrome rather than a disease because it manifests…

thyroid dysfunction

Could Thyroid Dysfunction be Causing Your Symptoms?

Thyroid Dysfunction Millions of Americans suffer from fatigue, weight gain, depression, and cognitive impairment. Many believe that they have no choice but to accept these seemingly “age-related” declines in quality of life. Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is often overlooked or misdiagnosed and can be the underlying cause of these symptoms. Patients and their doctors often disregard…

Andropause

Andropause: The Male Menopause

Men… are you experiencing any of the following symptoms? Fatigue or loss of energy/stamina Depression or negative mood Irritability, quick temper or uncontrolled anger Anxiety or nervousness Memory loss or difficulty concentrating Relationship problems with your spouse or partner Decrease libido or desire to have sex Difficulty maintaining or achieving an erection Decreased intensity of…

PMS Relief in 5 Simple Steps

PMS Relief in 5 Simple Steps

PMS Relief in 5 Simple Steps. The real cause for PMS is simply this: Your hormones become unbalanced, your estrogen levels increase and progesterone levels decrease, either relatively or absolutely.  There are many things that promote these hormone imbalances, such as a high-sugar, refined carbohydrate diet, caffeine, stress, dairy, hormones in dairy products and meat, and…