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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...

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Gut Bacteria and Weight Gain

The holidays are in full swing and this is the time family gatherings inspire not our finest eating habits. Usually, temptations are reserved for an occasional birthday or anniversary but with the consecutive holidays indulgences of eggnog, cookies, cakes, holiday roasts and alcohol are hardly avoid...

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Pass It On Project

The Pass It On Project is a program created by Columbia Bank to partner with small businesses throughout the Northwest to perform services for people whose lives have been adversely impacted by the pandemic or the economic downturn it caused. We were so honored to be selected for this program and wa...

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Our New Wellness Center

We are so excited to announce that we will be moving into our new wellness center on November 23rd! Located at the Ten Mile Crossing development in Meridian, our new Wellness Center has been custom designed with state-of-the-art healthcare features, including an edu...

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A Visit with James Maskell

Our team here at Functional Medicine of Idaho had the fantastic opportunity to talk with James Maskell, a mover and shaker in the functional medicine world and the founder of Evolution of Medicine. Evolution of Medicine is a platform that showcases stories of successful functional medicine practices...