About 75% of your immune system comes from your gut. So your gut health is essential in the functioning and balance of your immune system. An autoimmune issue may be lurking and you won't even know it until it's possibly too late.
It’s your annual medical exam, and you know the routine - you spend 5-10 minutes with your doctor or the nurse practitioner/physician’s assistant, they weigh you, then measure your blood pressure and body temperature. If you’re lucky, they order a basic lab panel for 10-30 blood markers, which is fewer than half of what you really need for quality insight into your health.
Last week I shared with you a couple of learning experiences I had when I was first introduced to functional blood chemistry analysis – it helped me learn and then diagnose symptoms that saved my life, as well as diagnosing two patients with life-threatening blood disorders. The following case shows the power of reading lab markers holistically and functionally - please read on to learn more!
You have tried medications, supplements, going from doctor to doctor trying to find answers, and even changing your diet but with little or no lasting results. Symptoms come back, things stop working, and you’re left to survive rather than thrive.
Going gluten-free isn’t always enough and taking the next step on your health journey to identify and eliminate cross-reactive foods may be necessary for you to maintain or regain vibrant health.
A fever response to a virus or bacteria is a sign of a strong and healthy immune system. In my practice, the sickest people are the ones who claimed to never get sick and there are many studies proving the importance of fevers. There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them.
Believe it or not, most people can't get enough Vitamin D3 from the sun... I love to find the most beneficial and natural way to work with the human body and mind, sun exposure is helpful but often simply not enough. Please continue reading to learn more.
Last week we discussed dehydration and how crucial water intake can be for your health. We started with five tips to maximize the benefits of drinking water - here are five additional tips to urge you to increase your water intake for your health.
Last week we discussed some of the direct effects of a lack of sleep and benefits of getting more sleep – now we will look more in-depth at several tips to help you get more sleep and what this will do for your body. There is a lot of research done on sleep and here are some ways it can help you.