Functional Medicine

'"As we get older, weight management is of much more concern to our overall wellbeing. Being a nurse, I understand the ramifications of weight management on overall health status. I hit that age when peri-menopause reared its ugly head. With my hormones going crazy, the...

Any personal trainer will stress the importance of the strength of your core. They are referring to the abdominal, back and upper thigh muscles that support our bodies and support our balance. Your body also has an “internal” core and that is your gut. Probiotics...

“Prior to starting the Ideal Protein program, I had tried several weight loss diets that were not effective over the long term for me. While I did take some weight off, there was no education or plan to go with it to help with the...

When life throws changes at you, stress is an inevitable outcome.  The start of school is a change for many people, both kids and parents.  Making sure your body can accommodate the change can be a simple way to make the transition into school easier...

Back to school means lots of changes for many households.  Maybe you are settling back into a routine, sending babies off to college or just noticing a change in traffic on the roads.  This time of year is normally more stressful, but it is a...

“I’ve tried many different diets, but could never stick with them.  I might lose a couple pounds here and there but without having anyone to hold me accountable, I didn’t give the diets my full commitment.   With Ideal Protein (IP), I loved having a personal...

In an ideal world, all our essential nutrition would come from the food we consume.  Unfortunately, most Americans fail to eat the correct balance of nutrients or are unable to absorb the nutrients we need to thrive.  It is researched that over 1/3 of the...

Depending on your stage of life, you know someone or are experiencing for yourself what it is like to go through hormone hell. Hormones change throughout our lives, particularly progesterone, if you are a woman. When progesterone levels fall women may experience a variety of...

Last month, we discussed the use of estrogen and progesterone after a hysterectomy for symptoms of menopause.  While these are extremely important for relieving menopausal symptoms caused by hormone imbalance, testosterone and DHEA (androgens) are also hormones that can decline after a hysterectomy and many...

“My wife and I are in our early 40’s.  We both had horrible eating habits.  Anything from eating in bed watching TV to late night runs to get sweets and ice cream.  We would dig through the closet with plenty to wear but most of...