Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be seen in many common diseases such as chronic pain conditions, arthritis, autoimmune disorders to name a few. There are three primary causes of inflammation: trauma to the tissues, toxicity causing damage to tissues, and nutrient insufficiencies that create weaker tissues, and therefore cause tissue breakdown. When tissues breakdown many chemicals are […]

Detoxification – Modifiable Factors of Aging

According to the Journal of Clinical Chemistry 1996, the seven symptoms of chronic poisoning are fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, allergy symptoms, confusion, and anxiety. You might wonder what the poison is? It’s toxicity. Every chemical reaction in your body produces toxins in the form of acid, which we measure with the BTA. Your […]

Diabetes and Insulin Resistance – Modifiable Factors of Aging

Poor blood sugar management, also known as dysglycemia or insulin resistance, is an epidemic problem in our society today. It is estimated that 25% (60 million Americans). of the non obese, non diabetic population have some degree of insulin resistance (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia). The biggest contributing factor to dysglycemia is the amount of refined carbohydrates […]

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care that is grounded in the following principles: Biochemical individuality describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals. Patient-centered […]