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Thyroid Disorders

What Is Hashimoto’s Disease? When Your Immune System Attacks Your Thyroid

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 5 in 100 Americans. This disease affects the thyroid and is four to ten times more common in women than in men. Here’s a deeper look at what causes this condition, how it affects your entire body, and how our Functional Medicine office in Tennessee can…

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…

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…

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…

Functional Medicine Near Me: Finding a Doctor in Tennessee

Functional medicine addresses a growing need in Tennessee and across the United States. Millions of people are living with chronic conditions that are stealing away their vitality and are not getting the help they need through conventional healthcare. This groundbreaking approach toward health has completely changed the game when it comes to treating chronic illness.…