When you live with a chronic illness, there is a sense of estrangement. Every step is a struggle. Everyone else seems to go about their lives effortlessly, while you have a keen awareness that your body isn’t working the way it should.
What is Stress? By definition: “Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand.” This definition might be a little vague, but everyone knows what it feels like to be stressed.
Health Begins in the Gut: What is the Gut Microbiome? The human gut microbiome contains around 100 trillion microbes. There are only about 10 trillion human cells in the body. That means that approximately 90% of the cells in your body are actually non-human organisms living in your gut.
Functional medicine is not really a specialty. It’s an updated way of organizing medical information and practicing medicine. It enables those clinicians that are trained in its methods to understand each individual patient as a complex whole and find the underlying causes of disease and dysfunction.
Insurance companies are not in charge of our health decisions, but sometimes we feel like they are. The insurance-limited medical care mindset makes the sacred, doctor-patient relationship feel like a transactional office visit, with insurance codes and medication only treatment that is either suppressing symptoms or causing more harm.