Alternative Medicine to Help Your Body Heal Itself

Alternative Medicine to Help Your Body Heal Itself Our health is our most important attribute. Without it, we can’t do much else in life. Staying healthy can be a challenge and we can’t predict or control if or when we get sick. However, there are things we can do to improve our quality of life. […]

Living with Autism – A Functional Medicine Approach

The typical approach to dealing with any ailment is to label it. Once it’s labeled, the disease and its treatment can be conveniently categorized and not given a second thought. Functional medicine, on the other hand, approaches symptoms, treatment and people differently. A holistic view helps to treat even the most debilitating symptoms. Functional medicine […]

Nutritional Supplements

Did you take your vitamins today? Do you know if you’re taking the ones that your body needs? Nearly half of Americans are taking vitamins and supplements on a daily basis and spend over $28 million dollars a year for nutritional supplements. We’ve been told that our food supply is lacking in essential nutrients and […]

Blood Work Analysis – A Functional Medicine Approach

Annual blood work exams are an important part of a physical exam. Blood tests go a long way to prevent disease and offer insight into functional imbalance. Externally a person may appear to be healthy but internally, the blood work analysis will tell the tale even clearer. Conventional Blood Work During a typical conventional physical […]

Physical Exam – A Functional Medicine Approach

Annual physical exams generally start at birth with wellness visits throughout childhood. Once a person reaches adulthood, however, they may or may not follow-up with their physician if they feel healthy. Physical exams are still important for the following reasons: Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle Early screening of disease or illness Assess risk of future […]

Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune Disease – A Functional Medicine Approach

Autoimmune disease occurs when inflammation causes the body’s immune system to attack a healthy system or tissues by mistake. These diseases are the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the country, epidemically affecting more than 24 million Americans. General practitioners and other conventional doctors are not trained to find and treat the causes of these diseases. […]

Top Ten Anti-Aging Factors

At the Functional Medicine Center, we believe that once the underlying factors causing your chronic health problems are addressed, then you will be able to achieve optimal health. We refer to these factors as the ten modifiable factors of aging. Blood Sugar Detoxification Inflammation Methylation Chronic Stress Mitochondria Function Immune System Food Sensitivities Hormones Digestion […]

Water with meals?

 Dr. Ozzie answers question from existing patient, Delia in her mid 40’s, “Is drinking water with meals okay”? Dr. Ozzie explains how and why water is actually not okay to drink with meals. At the Functional Medicine Center we believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and that our role is to facilitate […]

Acid Alkaline foods and water?

Dr. Ozzie answers question from new patient, Jazmin age 20, “Why should your body be more alkaline? Why the balance between acid & alkaline”? Dr. Ozzie explains the balance between acid-alkaline in the body. At the Functional Medicine Center we believe in the body’s ability to heal itself and that our role is to facilitate […]