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Chronic Inflammation

What Conditions do Functional Medicine Doctors Treat?

Functional medicine doctors are licensed physicians who specialize in treating chronic conditions, such as autoimmune diseases, thyroid disorders, hormone imbalance, and inflammation. They complete medical school, residency, and board certifications just like regular doctors – but at some point, most functional medicine doctors become intrigued by complex diseases and choose to pursue further studies to…

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…

Step-By-Step Guide to Treating Chronic Inflammation

Chances are you experience inflammation quite frequently in your everyday life – a twisted ankle, a sunburn, puffy eyes from a cold, insect bites. Inflammation occurs when something damages the cells in your body, causing it to release chemicals that make your immune system leap into action and defend against viruses, bacteria, and toxins. In…

How is Functional Medicine Different Than Conventional Medicine?

Functional medicine is an exciting evolution in medical practice. It uses a systems-based approach to identify and treat the root causes of disease rather than just treating the symptoms. Practitioners understand that one condition can have many causes, and one cause can be linked to many conditions. This means it’s an excellent approach when it…