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The Root Cause of Leaky Gut

The Healthy Gut Just as your skin forms a barrier to the world outside of your body, your gut forms a barrier inside your body. The surface area of your gut is 200 times larger than your skin. Laid out flat, your intestines would cover an entire tennis court. To achieve proper absorption, the gut li...

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Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Body

When you are seeking to improve our gut health and overall wellness through functional medicine, fiber becomes a vital component of the process. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods, but unlike other carbohydrates, the human body can’t digest it. As it passes through the body’s diges...

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Detox: Hype or Helpful?

“Detox” can be a bit of a buzzword, especially in the health and fitness community. When we discuss detoxification in functional medicine, we’re not talking about a juice cleanse or the latest shake you can buy on Instagram. We’re talking about the science of how our bodies get rid of waste. Metabol...

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Heart Health for Women

Your heart is powerful. It will fill and empty 2.5 billion times over the course of your lifetime. It beats approximately 100,000 times every day, more than 35 million times every year. Every hour it pumps about 100 gallons of blood through your vascular system, which contains 60,000 miles of blood ...

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How to Support Your Child’s Immune System

The winter cold and flu season concerns parents every year, but the addition of the Coronavirus has increased the attention on immunity boosting tactics for children more than ever! Our pediatric team has compiled their recommendations to help your kids face the winter flu season with maximum immune...

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Success Story: COVID-19

Patient: Brian M., age 78 Provider: Amber Warren, PA-C | Adult Functional Practitioner “Functional medicine reduces the inflammation in your body. COVID-19 attacks inflammation in your body. And that’s the sole reason, I’m convinced, that I had minimal symptoms. My wife also had minimal symptoms. We...

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Cardiovascular Disease

Who is the Culprit? Believe it or not, cardiovascular disease is not only about cholesterol. It is actually about INFLAMMATION in the setting of cholesterol.  Cholesterol is not water soluble and can’t move around the body freely, so it needs to be carried by proteins called lipoproteins. Low densit...

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Mold Biotoxin Illness

What is mold biotoxin illness? Molds produce toxins that are biologically-produced, hence the term “biotoxin”. Mold-related illness can occur when we are exposed to the toxins produced by mold, namely molds that are associated with water-damaged buildings. Mold biotoxin illness is, as Dr...

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Recipe: Immune Boosting Shot

This immune boosting shot recipe can be enjoyed once or twice a day for prevention or treatment of a cold. Be sure to not use it for more than two weeks at a time.  Ingredients: 1 serving Lyposomal Vitamin C 1 teaspoon raw honey (Manuka honey is our favorite) 1 teaspoon unrefined coconut oil 1-2 dr...

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From Patient to Team Member & Health Coach

I am so excited about the ReNew Program coming up in January. As an FMI Health Coach, of course I would be excited, right? An opportunity for transformation is what health coaching is all about, and I absolutely love being able to be a part of a patient’s journey to wellness. I also have a mor...