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Chronic Pain

Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Arthritis

If you have aches and pains from arthritis, you know how difficult moving your joints can be, and the prospect of your symptoms worsening over time is daunting, to say the least. A poorly functioning immune system can cause chronic inflammation, which is the fundamental problem behind arthritis. Conventional treatments for arthritis rely on using…

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…

Why am I Sore? Have You Ever Heard About Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a term used to describe widespread muscle pain and tenderness, which is often accompanied by fatigue, memory problems, and mood swings. Sound familiar? It’s a chronic health condition that is often triggered by something stressful. This could include an injury, an infection, an incident that cause emotional or psychological stress. It can come…