Community Education

Chronic disease – it’s an epidemic that has many searching for underlying causes and treatments to reduce reliance on prescription medications. These illnesses include metabolic syndrome, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s and dementia, among others.

Many chronic diseases are largely caused by lifestyle choices. A program is now recommended by the NIH and others as the “first line of therapy” for individuals with many of these conditions, as well as, those with other health problems such as:

  • Stress related disorders
  • PMS
  • Fatigue
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Menopause

*Functional Medicine consults for men, women & children 10+

This includes and evaluation of your current and past health, physical exam, review of any previous labwork and review of current mediciations and supplements. Plan to spend 90 min. with the clinician discovering what is impacting your health and defining a path forward to achieve your health goals.

How can we learn to make better lifestyle choices that will lead to greater health and reduce the risk factors of these diseases or lead to improvement if we are already are experiencing them?

How can we focus on what our bodies may need in specific ways for more vitality and increased wellness?

Believe it or not, the most powerful tool we have for healing is our own body. So why don’t we start with things we can control which is what we eat (nutrition) and movement (exercise).

“Nutrition, exercise, and stress management can no longer be considered alternative medicine. They are essential medicine” Mark Hyman, MD

Dirty Dozen – Buy organic

Apples Kale

Tomatoes Peaches

Cherries Potatoes

Celery Spinach

Pears Strawberries

Grapes Nectarines

“Organic produce reduces up to 80% of the toxins you consume daily.” EWG 2021

Clean 15 – Lowest in Pesticides

Asparagus Mushrooms

Avocado Onions

Cabbage Pineapples

Cantaloupe Sweet Corn

Cauliflower Sweet Peas

Eggplant Honeydew Melon

Boccolli Papaya

Kiwi

EWG, 2021

Resources

Certifications:

Institute for Functional Medicine
www.functionalmedicine.org

American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
www.holisticboard.org

American Board of Family Medicine
www.theabfm.org

Other Resources:

Dr. Mark Hyman (Blood Sugar Solution)
www.drhyman.com

Bones for Life – Feldenkrais Method
www.movementdialogues.com

Non-GMO Project
Non-Profit website offering information on genetically
modified organisms (food)
www.nongmoproject.org

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.org

Consumer Lab
www.consumerlab.com 

For information on how to support your immune system for the upcoming cold and flu season, please click here: 

Immune Booster Protocol

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