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Can Functional Medicine Help With Weight Loss?

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Functional Medicine and Weight Loss   One of the most common questions I get asked is can functional medicine help with weight loss? My answer is always the same. Functional Medicine is the best way to lose weight. The reason I say this is because functional medicine is about getting you healthy and if your metabolism is not working it…

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Thyroid Nutrients

8 most common nutrients associated with thyroid function

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Thyroid function is dependent on a multitude of metabolic feedback signals. If you are deficient in basic nutrients this can cause your system to become imbalanced. Many different nutrient imbalances can contribute to poor thyroid function and having a qualified Functional medicine practitioner work you up is the key. This paper will outline the 8 most common nutrients associated with…

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What Causes Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? - Total Health Center VB

What Causes Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis?

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What Causes Hashimoto's Thyroiditis? When people go to their endocrinologist and get a diagnosis of Hashimoto’s, it can be a very upsetting time. For some, they want basic answers to simple Hashimoto's questions. They want to know how they got Hashimoto’s. But for many patients, the answers are vague and elusive. The most common answer to that question is that...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment and New Hope

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with a range of symptoms. Typically, these include intermittent abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea, constipation, or alternating episodes of both. Other symptoms may also be present. IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. About 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female. About…

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Iodine and Thyroid Health | Total Health Center VB

Iodine and Thyroid Health

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Using iodine to treat Hashimoto’s and Graves’ disease is a highly debatable topic. This article explores differing opinions and clears up many of the misconceptions associated with this treatment. What Is Iodine? Iodine is a trace mineral found naturally in some foods and added to others. It is essential for metabolism and normal thyroid function. The idea iodine treatment is...
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How Vitamin D Affects the Thyroid | Total Health Center VB

How Vitamin D Affects Thyroid Conditions

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Vitamin D is well-known for its importance in managing calcium in the gut, bones, and blood and disease resistance. However, many studies now show vitamin D levels affect may be a contributing factor in many other health issues too. Researchers now believe it plays a crucial role in how cells communicate. Clinical studies link abnormal vitamin D levels to colon,...
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Gut Health Thyroid | Total Health Center VB

How Gut Health Affects Thyroid Autoimmune Disorders

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Hippocrates once said, “All disease starts in the gut,” and as clinical evidence pours in it confirms this is often very true. Many people are not aware of the connection between the health of the gut and their immune system. A 2009 article published Seminars in Immunology estimates “around 80% of all IgA-antibody-secreting cells (ASCs) reside in the gut mucosa”...
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Can You Treat Thyroid Disorders Naturally? | Total Health Center

Can You Treat Thyroid Disorders Naturally?

By Thyroid
Thyroid disorders often negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. They can affect a patient’s energy level, mood, weight, digestive system, libido, sleep cycle, and more. Besides that, conventional treatment protocols often include prolonged use of synthetic medications or even surgery, in certain cases. It’s not surprising many patients with thyroid disorders look for natural alternatives. The most common forms...
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US Health Care is Broken!!!

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The us health care system is broken. Special interest groups are controlling public policy and we suffer. Functional medicine is the health care of the future ( I hope and pray) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/10/americans-sicker-die-younger

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