WOMEN’S HEALTH

According to medical literature, the top 10 threats to women’s health are the following:

Heart Disease
Cancer
Osteoporosis
Depression
Autoimmune Diseases
Diabetes
Stroke
COPD
Alzheimer’s Disease
Kidney Disease

 

Chances are that you or someone you love suffers from one or more of these conditions. 


Traditional medical treatment focuses on masking the symptoms, whereas the Functional medicine approach is to find the root causes and to assist the Body with reversing the illness process.


INFLAMMATION is now connected to most chronic conditions, including depression, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.  The modern treatment approach is to suppress inflammation. Functional approach is to focus on detecting the hidden causes behind it, such as inflammatory diets, infections, stress, environmental toxins, allergens, hormonal imbalances.

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Autoimmune Diseases


It is estimated that 50 million Americans are affected.  Women are 8 times more likely to develop autoimmune illnesses than men. There are over 80 different autoimmune diseases, and these include Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Thyroid Disease ( Hashimoto’s & Grave’s ), Inflammatory Bowel Disease ( Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis), Celiac Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Psoriasis, and many others. 


The function of immune system is to protect the Body from “Invaders”, yet in autoimmune illness it attacks its own body tissues.  Depending on your body’s “weak link”, it may attack your joints, thyroid, gut, brain, skin, or all of them.
Some of the common symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions:

• feeling bloated after meals
• skin rashes
•  joint pain
• decreased energy
. forgetfulness
. resistant weight loss

Western medicine approach is to suppress the inflammation while using medications with serious side effects and weakening the immune system.  Functional medicine focuses on eliminating the causes of inflammation – inflammatory foods, infections, toxins, and other “hidden” causes. That’s why we test, and don’t guess.

Disclaimer:  Our Services are Not a substitute for medical care. We are not medical doctors, and we do not diagnose or treat specific diseases. Rather, we work on removing hidden stressors and tap into the intelligence of the body to restore health and vitality. Client does not need to follow any of the recommendations, and is advised to be under medical supervision at all times.

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