Symptoms of Dairy Allergies

Dairy allergies are one of the most common food allergies found. Many patients with dairy allergies tend to have, or have a predisposition to the following: heart problems diabetes (adult onset) diabetes (childhood) asthma, airborne allergies, excess mucus production arthritic conditions ear infections in children Dairy allergy is a protein phenomenon. It is the protein […]

Asthma – A Functional Medicine Approach

Functional medicine practitioners realize asthma attacks can be very stressful and a debilitating children’s health issue. Fortunately, asthma is a disease that can be managed fairly well, if not completely eliminated. At the Functional Medicine Center, we believe that suppressing the effects of asthma is not as important as determining the primary conditions that lead […]

ADD/ADHD – A Functional Medicine Approach

ADD/ADHD has become far too common in children today. The temporary “cure” for ADD/ADHD is basically speed for kids. Ritalin and Adderall, the most popularly prescribed medication for ADD/ADHD, are amphetamines – legalized speed. As our kids get older, we instill the thoughts that alcohol and drugs are bad, yet by giving our kids prescribed […]

What Causes Poor Digestion and Heartburn

In Functional Medicine digestion is one of the most important body functions that needs to be working correctly. Without proper digestion you can’t absorb the nutrients and use them for your metabolic processes. The first part of digestion takes place in the mouth. This is where everyone can help their digestion, it’s called proper chewing. […]

Hormones – Modifiable Factors of Aging

The most important way to balance hormones which is a modifiable factor of aging is to balance everything else. Hormones are very delicate by nature. For example: too little thyroid hormone will result in lower metabolism, fatigue. Too much hormone will result in feeling jittery, insomnia, and in extreme cases cardiac arrest. Too little estrogen […]

What are Food Sensitivities?

Food sensitivities are very common in our society, although most people don’t know if they have any. One of the best ways to discover your food sensitivities is to do a food elimination diet. You do this by removing a food from your diet for a minimum of six weeks (120 days is best), then […]

Immune Function – Modifiable Factors of Aging

Immune function is very important to sustain life. If your immune system is set too high, you may develop allergies or an autoimmune disorder such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s. If your immune system is set to low you may develop infections or cancer. Approximately two-thirds of your immune system is located […]

What Are the Signs of Too Much Stress?

Stress is one of the major causes of women’s health issues today. Women are more stressed out than the human body can handle. Being a mother, a wife, a professional, and/or being physically fit can be very stressful. To avoid the build up of stress, we need to realize that the body does need rest […]

3 Keys to Stress

What a hot topic – who isn’t stressed these days? There are three main stresses that the body encounters – structural, chemical and mental. Everyone suffers from one or more of these stressors and this adds up to one unhealthy nation. For over 10 years I have been developing different techniques in my office to […]

Neck Pain and Headaches

Neck pain and headaches are the most common and most successful things chiropractors treat. Any type of pain or headache can be a sign of a toxicity. Another trigger, especially with migraine headaches, can be caused by a food intolerance. It is stated that 90% of all migraine sufferers have a dairy allergy. It has […]