Navigating the World of Dairy-Free Alternatives

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, have a child with ADD/ADHD, or simply curious about exploring dairy-free options, we’ve got you covered. Almond Milk Health Benefits: Almond milk is rich in calcium, vitamin E, and healthy fats, making it a great choice for bone health and heart function. It’s low in calories and doesn’t contain cholesterol […]Read More…

Nurturing Your Gut Microbiome: A Guide to Optimal Health

In the intricate world of human biology, a hidden realm of microorganisms, known as the microbiome, plays a pivotal role in shaping our overall well-being. This blog post aims to illuminate the microbiome, exploring its significance and how it connects to digestion, immunity, mental health, and more. Discover why nurturing your gut microbiome is the […]Read More…

10 Farmers Market Finds

As May draws to a close, the bounty of the farmers market is at its peak. At the Institute of Functional Medicine, we believe in harnessing the power of whole foods to optimize health and vitality. Join us as we explore 10 nutritious and delicious finds at the farmers market as we welcome in June, […]Read More…

Are Hormone Imbalances Normal?

A common misconception about hormones is that imbalances are normal. While it’s definitely common, it is in no way normal. Many people don’t pay attention to the warning signs caused by hormonal imbalances because there is a lack of education in the healthcare system. Hormones play a huge role in our overall health because they […]Read More…

Autoimmune Conditions: A Functional Approach

Autoimmune conditions arise when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells, a phenomenon known as molecular mimicry. There are numerous types of autoimmune conditions, such as Celiac, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and more. As opposed to conventional medicine, our clinic challenges the idea of labeling autoimmune conditions solely based on antibody ranges. […]Read More…

A Functional Approach to Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Most people don’t survive their first heart attack. If they do, their chances of having another and succumbing to heart disease skyrockets. Cardiovascular means heart and vessels. The majority of issues with the heart actually come from the connected blood vessels. A heart attack is actually an issue with the tissue due to dysfunction in […]Read More…

Functional Steps for Optimizing Cholesterol

Optimizing Cholesterol: Debunking the Myths and Finding Real Solutions When it comes to heart health, cholesterol has long been a topic of concern and confusion. For decades, we were bombarded with messages that painted cholesterol as the enemy, a substance we needed to minimize at all costs to avoid heart disease. However, recent research has […]Read More…

How to Make Lifestyle Changes That Last

Embarking on a journey toward lasting lifestyle changes is a profound commitment to personal well-being. As we delve into this transformative odyssey, it’s crucial to recognize that change is not a singular event but a series of purposeful actions woven into the fabric of daily life. Building the Foundation: The first step is creating a […]Read More…

The Hype of Hydrogen Water

Hydrogen water is a beverage that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to its supposed health benefits. It is simply water that has extra hydrogen gas dissolved into it, which is believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Advocates of hydrogen water claim that it can provide numerous benefits, such as enhancing athletic […]Read More…

Collagen Supplementation and Leaky Gut:

The Connection You Need to Know About Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and plays a critical role in maintaining the health of our skin, hair, nails, bones, and joints. However, collagen production decreases as we age, which can lead to a variety of health problems, including joint pain, osteoporosis, and skin […]Read More…