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Thyroid Problems

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…

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…

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 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…