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Autoimmune Disease

Do Functional Medicine Doctors Prescribe Medication?

A question we get asked all the time is whether functional medicine doctors can prescribe medication. The short answer is yes! Functional medicine doctors are real doctors, and they can prescribe medication when it’s necessary. However, we take a different approach to traditional doctors, in that we treat each individual holistically with the goal of…

What Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Do?

A functional medicine doctor will look at your entire body and lifestyle so they can understand your health as a whole. They look at things like nutrition, stress, genetics, and bacteria to identify the root causes of your problems. In fact, functional medicine is often referred to as “root cause medicine.” By shifting the emphasis…

How Do You Know If You Have an Autoimmune Disease?

An autoimmune disease is notoriously difficult to diagnose. It’s a name for a series of conditions in which your immune system mistakenly starts attacking healthy cells within your body. This can include your skin, joints, pancreas, nervous system, hair, blood vessels, digestive tract, thyroid and more. The symptoms vary widely and often match a range…

What Exactly is Functional Medicine? Here’s How it Works

Functional medicine takes an individualized and patient-centered approach to healing. It focuses on finding the root cause of a patient’s issues, instead of only treating the symptoms. It’s becoming increasingly popular around the United States because it’s essentially an evolution of medical practice, designed to better treat and diagnose a range of illnesses, including chronic…

What is an Autoimmune Disease? Here’s an Overview

An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. When it’s working properly, your immune system protects your body against attacks from bacteria and viruses, but sometimes it can become confused and start fighting healthy cells instead. As you can imagine, this can have a serious impact on your…