Category Archives: Functional Medicine

Customized Weight Loss Programs: How Genetics Affect Weight

Weight Loss Programs and Problems

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When it comes to weight loss many factors come into play. We all know that diet and exercise are two important factors, but they are not the only ones. When it comes to weight loss resistance, i.e. the inability to drop weight despite your best efforts, many things need to be considered. Some of these may include food sensitivities, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, dysglycemia (poor sugar handling) to name a few. Continue reading Customized Weight Loss Programs: How Genetics Affect Weight

Functional Fertility: Part 1- Food Sensitivities

When it comes to fertility challenges or the label “infertility,” it can be much more complicated than egg and sperm quality or uterine linings. Fertility can be affected by the foods we eat, our immune systems, life stress and structural imbalances to name a few.

Today, we look at food and how it affects fertility. Most of you are already aware of the obvious things when it comes to diet, such as limiting sugar and processed foods, avoiding alcohol and eliminating caffeine. However, many people don’t realize that food sensitivities, even to healthy food items, can impair fertility. Continue reading Functional Fertility: Part 1- Food Sensitivities

Gluten & Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: What is the Connection?

It is estimated that 90% (1) of hypothyroid cases are autoimmune related. Autoimmune conditions occur when the body misfires its immune response, and makes the target certain tissues in the body. In autoimmune thyroid disease, the target is your thyroid gland, which is disrupted in its ability to secrete thyroid hormones properly. You are probably wondering why your doctor never mentioned this. Continue reading Gluten & Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: What is the Connection?

Organic Acids: A Picture of Cellular Health

Are you feeling a change in your energy levels? Do you find yourself craving sugar or caffeine as an afternoon pick me up? Are you gaining weight or unable to lose weight, despite proper diet and exercise? Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Have you lost your mojo?

The fact is, there can be numerous reasons for all these complaints. We now offer a great test for screening a variety of complaints, called Organic Acid Testing. Continue reading Organic Acids: A Picture of Cellular Health

Functional Fertility: Optimizing Reproductive Health Naturally

Recent statistics show that 1 in 6 couples of childbearing age are experiencing infertility issues. Statically, female factor accounts for 1/3, male factor accounts for 1/3 and both male and female account for 1/3 of couples struggling. We are offering a new service to help people in the area as well as those outside of Madison who are struggling with reproductive issues. After treating hundreds of people in our clinic, we have identified certain functional medicine tests that uncover hidden health issues affecting one’s fertility. Continue reading Functional Fertility: Optimizing Reproductive Health Naturally

What Is Functional Medicine?

Lack of disease does not always mean you are functioning at your best. If you experience recurring symptoms or are struggling with chronic health challenges, functional medicine may provide answers.

Functional medicine optimizes health using individualized, preventative and holistic care. Our objective is to detect early stages of health decline and provide proper treatment before disease sets in. If you already struggle with chronic illness or a diagnosed condition, we can use functional medicine to help detect the underlying cause.  Continue reading What Is Functional Medicine?

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