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Hormone Imbalances

How Functional Medicine Treats Thyroid and Hormonal Issues

The thyroid is often the source of many health problems. The thyroid gland secretes hormones and regulates most bodily processes. Therefore, maintaining the optimal function of the thyroid and balanced levels of its hormones is vital to your overall health.  If your thyroid dysfunctions and produces too much or too little hormones, you may experience…

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…

What Are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance?

If you’ve ever spent time Googling symptoms like fatigue or mood swings, you’ve probably come across the term “hormone imbalance” as one of the possible contributing factors. But what exactly is a hormone imbalance and how is it cured? Hormones are chemicals that tell your organs what to do and when. They’re incredibly important to…

How Do You Treat Fatigue? It’s Not Just About Sleep

Tired of feeling fatigued? Fatigue can make every day feel exhausting. If you’re struggling to find motivation, lacking energy, and having trouble sleeping at night, then you might be suffering from fatigue. There are many potential reasons you might be experiencing this, so it’s important to identify and treat the root cause. Functional medicine is…