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Is Dry Skin a Sign of an Autoimmune Disorder?

Autoimmune disorders affect your body from the inside out. What’s more, among the 80+ of these disorders that have been identified, there are many that cause dry, scaly skin. Unfortunately, conditions in this category often go undiagnosed until their symptoms become unmanageable. Talking to a functional medicine professional to find the source of your skin…

The Five Pillars of Health: The Cornerstone of Functional Medicine

Have you ever considered what exactly good health is? Have you wondered how to achieve it? At Tri-Cities Functional Medicine, we use our Five Pillars of Health curriculum as an essential part of your treatment plan. By combining these five areas of concern and treatment, we help you achieve holistic health. What are the five…

How Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Identify the Root Cause of Your Symptoms?

Identifying the root cause of your health issues is the foundation of functional medicine. A functional medicine evaluation goes beyond a standard medical workup by not only diagnosing your disease but also by finding the reason why you developed the condition.  Sometimes the root cause of your pain is obvious. For instance, if you have…

Identifying Inflammatory Triggers: How to Fight Inflammation in Your Body

Inflammation is your immune system’s response to a perceived threat. When you are injured or fighting off an infection, inflammation is crucial for maintaining health and healing. But sometimes, this immune response happens when it shouldn’t.  Exposure to toxins, chronic stress, and eating unhealthy foods can all trigger long-lasting inflammation in your body that persists…