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FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE OF IDAHO

Functional • Integrative • Family Medicine

Health Information on Common Conditions

Gut Health

Are you experiencing bloating or being uncomfortable after eating? Do you have constipation and diarrhea? Do you pass large amounts of foul-smelling gas? Is it painful to pass gas? Is your tongue coated?

Leaky Gut – The normal immune response to fight infection and disease is altered and becomes chronic inflammation, which allows toxins, undigested food particles and other harmful substances to leak through the gut. This condition can lead to ulcers, Crohn’s, IBS, Celiac disease and other gut issues, esophageal and colorectal cancer, allergies, respiratory infections, acute and chronic inflammation conditions, obesity-related disease, autoimmune disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Diagnosis of Leaky Gut – physical exam, risk factors, review of symptoms, food allergy testing, and blood tests.

 

Thyroid Health

Do you feel cold in hands, feet and/or all over? Do you experience depression, lack of motivation, and fatigue? Are you gaining weight while dieting? Do you have frequent headaches? Inconsistent bowel movements ? Experiencing brain fog? Brittle nails?

Thyroid Dysfunction – An underactive and overactive thyroid can negatively impact key physical functions in the body. The Thyroid gland releases hormones (Thyroxine and Triiodothyronine) that regulate metabolism, pulmonary function, menstruation, cholesterol, muscle strength and much more.

Diagnosis of Thyroid Dysfunction – physical exam, risk factors, review of symptoms, and blood tests.

 

Adrenal Health

Do you experience headaches or body aches? Sleep disturbances? Are you lacking energy and feeling fatigued all day long? Is your memory failing? Are you unable to think clearly? Unexplained weight loss?

Diagnosis of Adrenal Fatigue – Adrenal glands are overworked when activated by acute and chronic stress and fail to produce enough of the hormone (Cortisol) you need to feel good.

Diagnosis determination – physical exam, risk factors, review symptoms, and blood test.

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

~ Hippocrates