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Cognitive decline

Can Meditation Boost Cognition?

Cognition inevitably declines with age. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. To combat this decline, we can use epigenetic lifestyle factors. Diet, exercise, and mindfulness meditation are all ways we

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toxins, headache

Headaches and Migraines

Do you frequently have headaches or migraines? If a headache is an issue that interferes with your day-to-day life, then read on for more info and help! In this blog

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Depression, anxiety, lyme disease

Mild Cognitive Impairment

Do you ever have trouble remembering something or thinking through a complex issue? Do you sometimes forget important dates or make mistakes when you shouldn’t? Maybe you are experiencing mild

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Brain Fog

Do you ever have a feeling of foggy or cloudy thinking? Do you sometimes forget important things or make mistakes when you shouldn’t? Maybe you are experiencing brain fog, which

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Cognitive Decline

Infections and Mental Health

Did you know that toxins like Lyme, Bartonella, mold and viruses can contribute to depression, anxiety, poor memory, mood swings, poor attention and other mental health issues? Microbes can seriously

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Testing for Bartonella

How to Test for Bartonella: a Lyme Co-Infection In this blog, we will look at Bartonella testing. You will learn: What Bartonella is and how it compares to Lyme Disease

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mental health, headache

PEMF Device

PEMF Benefits In this blog, we will look at PEMF. You will learn: What Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy or PEMF is The Benefits of PEMF  A few tips on choosing

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Anti-Aging Supplements

NAD and Anti Aging Supplements

Anti-aging supplements like NAD have been coming into the spotlight recently.  Are you interested in anti-aging solutions?  If you want to know more about NAD and how to best optimize

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Colorado Functional Medicine

Best Colorado Functional Medicine

Learn About Our Colorado Functional Medicine Clinic and how we differ from Traditional Medicine. Do you know what the terms traditional medicine and ‘Functional Medicine’ mean? Do you wonder how

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chronic fatigue syndrome testing, MS, lab testing

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Testing

In this blog, we will look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome testing. You will learn: What Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is What testing is currently available How Functional Medicine can help in

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Is Lyme Disease Curable?

In this blog, we will focus on answering the question ‘Is Lyme Disease Curable?’. You will learn: What the basic approach to treating Lyme Disease is What the complications and obstacles

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what is lyme disease

What is Lyme Disease?

In this blog, you will learn: What the signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease are How Lyme Disease is diagnosed Why it is important to get a correct diagnosis so

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sports nutrition

Sports Nutrition 101

Welcome to our blog this week, which starts our coverage of Sports Nutrition. This article today covers macronutrients for sports performance, including protein requirements for performance & recovery and fat

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Thyroid nodules

Thyroid Series: Thyroid Nodules

Welcome to our Thyroid Series of blog articles. This article covers the topic of thyroid nodules and solutions to address them. We hope you have followed our previous articles on

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thyroid- graves', hypothyroid, and thyroid health solutions

Graves Disease

Welcome to our Thyroid Series of blog articles. This article covers the root causes of Graves disease. Next week we will discuss Functional Medicine solutions to Graves. We hope you

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Hashimoto's Solutions

Hashimoto’s Root Causes

Hashimoto’s Root Causes Welcome to our Thyroid Series of blog articles. This article covers Hashimoto’s and its many root causes. Some causes might be unexpected but are definitely worth considering

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Virus Image

Viruses: What is a Virus?

What is a virus? Welcome to our virus series of blog articles. In this first part of the series, we introduce viruses: how they function, how they cause disease, how

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How Did I Get Gallstones

How Did I Get Gallstones? This week we write about gallstones and why they develop. In next week’s part 2 on gallstones, we will discuss solutions and ways to prevent

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What Causes PTSD and Depression

PTSD and Natural Medicine

This week we are writing on trauma, PTSD and Natural Medicine. Trauma is not uncommon. One study in the US found that 74.2% of women and 81.3% of men reported

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autoimmune health, digestive health

Autoimmune Disease & the Gut Part #3:

The Microbiome-Autoimmune Connection, Part 3: Dr. Alessio Fasano’s work on Autoimmunity This week we will review the groundbreaking work of Dr. Fasano and autoimmune disease. Autoimmunity is when the immune system

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Histamine Intolerance

Histamine Intolerance

What is histamine? Histamine is a chemical that is found in foods and is made in the body (1). Histamine is released from mast cells, within the immune system, when

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allergy relief

Relief for Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies (also called allergic rhinitis), hay fever, or any other type of allergy can be deeply uncomfortable. Symptoms usually feel like the first signs of a cold; sneezing, runny

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potato diet

The Potato Diet

What is the Potato Diet? The Potato Diet or Potato Hack is a short term diet tool to get relatively quick results in weight loss, digestive health and other areas.

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The Pyroluria & Omega-3 Paradox

In a recent post we wrote about pyroluria, a genetic condition that is highly implicated in many mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, as well as addiction and

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Health Benefits of Pomegranates

Introduction Pomegranates have been listed as a superfood, and rightfully so. The seedy, red berry contains an assortment of beneficial phytochemicals rarely found in other foods. For centuries, cultures have

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Identifying Common Toxins

In our previous articles, we talked about various toxin classifications. The first article in the series covered biological and chemical substances that could cause harm to human cells and tissues.

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Toxins: Chemical and Biological

Over the recent past, we have experienced widespread discussions on toxins. Medical experts have determined that humans are increasingly and unknowingly consuming poisonous substances. Trainers and fitness experts commonly emphasize

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5 Ways to Boost Fertility

Introduction: Like every living creature, humans need to reproduce. Due to the need to pass down genes to newer generations, an important measure in reproduction is fertility. Medically, fertility could

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healthy fat

Why do we Need Fat in our Diets?

Fat is a critical part of any proper diet. This is because our bodies require fat in to perform various activities crucial to sustained growth and development. Excessive consumption of

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Is it Lyme Disease?

What is Lyme Disease?  Scientifically known as Lyme borreliosis, the Lyme disease is a vector-borne disease, transmitted by bacteria of the Borrelia family. Long thought to be transmitted by ticks,

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importance of getting enough sleep

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

WHAT IS SLEEP? For a long time, humans have defined sleep as the passive state where we slip out of consciousness and our minds cease to function. Recent research, however,

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taking time to reduce stress in nature

Why is it important to reset the body and mind with a yearly cleanse and a daily mindfulness practice?

Most of us recognize the value in a yearly vacation or retreat. We have a sense that we need a bit of time away from work, and want to focus on family, friends, and relaxation. Most countries have yearly vacation time as standard practices. We could say this is like detoxification for the mind.

How about for your body? What do you do on a yearly basis for your physical vehicle? On average, Americans tend to gain between 0.5 – 1.75 pounds per year, and most of this happens during holiday time (1). A National Nutrition and Examination Survey found that American adults between 25-44 years old gain weight at a yearly average of 3.4% in men and 5.2% in women (2).

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