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Common Causes of Chronic Fatigue

Jul 23, 2012 3:46:28 PM / by staff posted in Fatigue, Functional Medicine, sleep

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Do you have trouble sleeping at night, or find yourself frequently tired even after a good night’s sleep? If so, you may be suffering from chronic fatigue. Though chronic fatigue is typically blamed on the modern American lifestyle, a lot of other factors can contribute to chronic fatigue as well. Treatments for chronic fatigue can help alleviate issues like insomnia, but it helps to have a better understanding of the reason why you are feeling so tired.

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Chronic Fatigue-Fighting Tricks

Jul 9, 2012 10:03:12 AM / by staff posted in Behavioral Health, Fatigue, Functional Medicine

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While you seek treatment for chronic fatigue it helps to have a few energy boosting tricks on-hand throughout the day. Depending on the severity of your chronic fatigue symptoms, some simple fatigue-fighting tricks can re-energize your body and mind, helping you to feel less tired and more motivated throughout the day.

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The Power of Pomegranate

May 14, 2012 4:32:43 PM / by staff posted in Functional Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, Nutrition

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Modern science proves the ancient fruit’s healthy benefits

The term “super food” gets thrown around a lot in popular health circles. Every day, it seems, there’s new talk of some berry from Asia that will help you become fitter and happier, fight off every disease and ailment known to man and make you smarter. As with many trending topics in the health and fitness world, the actual health benefits of many of these so-called superfoods are usually exaggerated or still under heated debate, and may not actually be much help as a supplement for your medical weight loss program.

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Just Say NO to Sugar

May 4, 2012 2:25:12 PM / by staff posted in diabetes, Functional Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, nutrient diet, Nutrition

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Watch out big tobacco—there is another highly-addictive drug on the streets trailing closely behind you, and this one has detrimental health effects that are similar to yours with a slightly sweeter disposition to boot! It’s found in more than 45,000 food products and available for purchase virtually anywhere. That’s right—millions of Americans are rapidly becoming addicted to sugar and some experts believe this fatal attraction could be just as damaging as smoking cigarettes.

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Fantastic Fruit Alternatives to Prevent Boredom in a Healthy Diet

Apr 4, 2012 4:37:44 PM / by staff posted in Anti Aging, Functional Medicine

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Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet. In addition to being a low fat snack that can help you with your weight loss goals, fruits and vegetables are actually able to improve your complexion, helping your skin tone show off a youthful radiance. This makes fruits and vegetables a healthy component of any anti-aging plan. However, eating the same fruit every day can be boring. Fruits, such as bananas, apples, watermelon and oranges are all fantastic fruits, but they are not the only fruit that can be included in a diet plan. Other fruits can be substituted or included in a diet to prevent boredom and give you an unexpected boost in vitamins and minerals.

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Heavy Metal Poisoning

Mar 20, 2012 4:53:09 PM / by staff posted in chelation, Chelation Therapy, Functional Medicine

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Our environment is filled with potential contaminants called heavy metals that can harm our bodies. While small amounts of certain metals are actually beneficial for our health (think iron, zinc and manganese), large amounts of any of these common metals can be toxic, and we can be exposed to metals like lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium due to pollution, food, medicine and household products.

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What is Functional Medicine?

Jul 26, 2011 10:27:34 AM / by staff posted in about functional medicine, Functional Medicine

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While functional medicine is a new term to many people, many of the ideas behind it have been around for some time. Functional medicine is a type of holistic medicine that is particularly patient centered. It is a sort of integrated care that can pull influences from traditional Western medicine, Eastern medicine and naturopathic practices.

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Primary Benefits of GinkgoBiloba

Jun 21, 2011 2:10:36 PM / by staff posted in Functional Medicine, Healthy Living

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You may have heard of Ginkgo biloba, but wondered what it is and what its primary or most important benefits are. Ginkgo biloba is most renowned for its anti-aging properties. This supplement is a type of functional medicine, because instead of treating symptoms, it addresses causes of illnesses and acts as a preventative measure.

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10 Super Foods for an Anti-Aging Diet

May 17, 2011 11:02:09 AM / by staff posted in Anti Aging, Functional Medicine

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Losing weight is rough, and trying to adhere suddenly to a strict diet that eliminates all of your favorite foods makes it even rougher! Super foods are nutritious options that are often over looked in popular diet plans. Substituting high calorie, fat filled foods with super foods is a great way to lose weight and make you feel a whole bunch better, and is also a great addition to your anti-aging goals!

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Tomatoes Are Essential to a Detox Diet

May 10, 2011 10:59:55 AM / by staff posted in Anti Aging, Functional Medicine, Nutrition

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The cheery red pigment that provides tomatoes with their bright color is also a powerful antioxidant, providing a host of health benefits. Lycopene, the red pigment found in many fruits and vegetables, is especially abundant in the tomato. Used as a part of a healthy diet, tomatoes can help protect the body from cancer and assist in detoxifying the body.

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