Functional Medicine

Arthritis is the number 1 cause of disability in the US affecting 50% of Americans over the age of 65. This number is staggering. By 2030, it is estimated that 67 million people will suffer from some form of arthritis. Whether you are currently struggling...

Stress happens to all of us, especially around the holidays. For this reason, we need to be prepared to handle our body’s natural stress responses that are sure to accompany the many events planned over the next couple months. The following strategies can help you...

Femoral fractures are the second most prevalent cause of nursing home admission, preceded only by stroke. Building and maintaining bone health is imperative in maintaining the freedom and ability to live long and independently. There has been a lot of controversy regarding the use of...

"My name is Cheryl Blankenship, I'm 49 and a mother of three. At my heaviest I was 175 and I knew that I was heading for medical issues with my weight and I just didn't feel good, but I didn't want to try any more...

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...

It is hard to look at the vast options available for multivitamins and know which is best for you.  Many times we are just drawn to the ones we have seen on TV.  Often, these are not the most readily absorbed and do not contain...

In today’s society, many women and men struggle with common ailments such as low energy, lack of motivation, obesity (which can lead to diabetes and heart disease) and poor sleep.  A healthy diet should be the cornerstone to feel your best. But even the best...

Individualized for You, compounded bioidentical hormone replacement allows individualized treatment for your specific needs. If you are wondering about natural alternatives for peri– and menopausal symptoms and may not want to take commercially available synthetic hormones or have had side effects or not responded to traditional...

Part 2:  A Look at Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Another very popular group of medications are proton-pump inhibitors or PPI (Prilosec, Aciphex, Protonix, Nexium).  These medications treat heartburn and GERD by reducing stomach acid by up to 99 percent.  Though effective at treating acid reflux, decreasing stomach...

Part 1:  A Look at Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Many patients and even doctors are unaware that several of the most commonly prescribed medications can deplete vital nutrients.  This is concerning, especially considering that most Americans already struggle with poor nutrition.  As Americans, we are also heavily...