Springtime Allergies

The Functional Approach to Seasonal Allergies

Who doesn’t love spring?  The birds are singing, flowers and trees begin budding, and we are all drawn to outdoor activities in the warm sun. It’s the ideal season, unless you are one of the 54.6% of people who suffer from seasonal allergies! With over half the population suffering from season...

How Stress Affects Sleep

How Stress Affects Sleep

“Why is my sleep so interrupted lately?” Many once sound sleepers are now having trouble getting to and staying asleep.  When we are stressed out, our bodies produce more of our stress hormone cortisol.  In essence, cortisol is released from our adrenal glands when our sympathetic nervous system is ...

COVID-19 Prevention

All Things COVID-19: Minimizing Risk, Ensuring Safety and What to Expect

There are behaviors and lifestyle modifications that can help minimize your risk and keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although our goal is to help prevent you from becoming ill, we also we want you to be prepared and know what to potentially expect. How to Minimize Your Risk: Behaviors: ...

Immune Boosting Supplements

Immune Boosting Supplements

As the Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, we have had numerous inquiries from our patients and the general public on how they can boost their immune system naturally. We carry a wide variety of high-quality, guaranteed pure, and efficiently absorbable supplement brands that go above and beyo...

Corona Virus

Coronavirus 101

Our job at FMI is to ensure our patients are educated in how to protect themselves and their families from contracting and spreading this virus. There have been NO cases in Idaho, but we want to ensure we are on the front lines of this. In the unfortunate instance that this virus DOES come to our st...

Organic vs Non-GMO Blog

Non-GMO Vs. Organic

The USDA Organic seal and the Non-GMO Project seal are prevalent on many food labels, but what exactly do they mean and what is the difference? We’ve outlined the differences below, so that you’ll have more clarity the next time you go grocery shopping. Let’s start with GMOs. The Non-GMO Project sta...

Health Coaching

How Health Coaches Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle in the New Year and Beyond

As we embark on a new year, most of us strive to change our lives through healthy eating, exercise, stress management, meaningful relationships and quality sleep. However, maintaining these changes can be overwhelming. A health coach partners with you to achieve positive change by setting and monito...

Breath Work

Diminishing Stress With Breath Work

Just breathe. It sounds so rudimentary and simple, doesn’t it?   Most of us are unaware that as we go about our days, we are holding our breath and shallow breathing.  The more stress we encounter, the more we subconsciously do this. These actions actually send a “stress” signal to ou...

gut health

Exploring Gut Health & Root Cause Medicine with Amber Warren, PA-C

Amber Warren, PA-C, one of our Adult Functional Medicine providers and part owner of Functional Medicine of Idaho, spoke with Arn Allemand of the Living Greater Podcast. She discusses how Functional Medicine of Idaho is revolutionizing the healthcare game by offering functional medicine from concept...

winter walk

Optimizing Vitamin D Levels Throughout Winter

The days are becoming darker and shorter as winter approaches, limiting the availability of sunlight and natural vitamin D.  Maintaining optimal vitamin D levels through sunlight, food and supplements is key to bone health and minimizes deficiency symptoms like fatigue, muscle weakness, frequent sic...