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3 Ways to a Healthy Heart: A Functional Medicine Lifestyle Approach

You’re minding your own business, and all of a sudden, you feel a weird flutter in your chest. You get a little anxious and before you know it, you’re checking Dr. Google, who tells you that you’re having a heart attack and you need to start saying your goodbyes. We’ve all been there, right?  When […]

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What to Look for in Supplements & How to be a Smart Supplement Consumer

Have you ever gotten confused about what supplements you should take or just feel overwhelmed with all the options? Do you ask if you should be even taking any? Or maybe you are like many people that have a collection of supplements they have slowly accumulated throughout the years of trying to find that one

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If Your Eyes Have This One Sign, It May Indicate a Neurological Imbalance

Do you or your kids have large pupils? As a functional medicine doctor, I often observe this firsthand or ask my patients this question. If people have already noticed this and have brought it up to their doctor, they often get told that it is normal or that they’ll grow out of it, but in

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Inflammation: The Secret About It That Often Gets Overlooked

If you’ve been following along, I’ve discussed how inflammation is often pinned as the root of many of our modern chronic diseases – a whopping 80%. And while this is anchored in truth, I haven’t been totally honest with you. There is a misconception about this message that requires a multi-faceted approach. The reality is

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The Nutrition-Inflammation Connection: How Your Food May be Contributing to Chronic Illness.

What is at the core of 85% of our chronic health conditions and modern diagnoses? Inflammation.  While “inflammation” may sound like a scary word, the inflammatory process is a normal and necessary response to trauma and a vital component of the immune system – but only when the inflammation is localized and temporary. On the

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The Vagus Nerve: How Balancing This Nerve Can Lower Your Stress

If you’re trying to overcome overwhelm, look no further!  Have you heard of the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the human body that goes from the base of the brain down to the digestive system, attaching itself to organs along the way, such as the heart and lungs. It

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Insulin:The Hormone that Controls Energy, Weight and Metabolism, and How to Manage it Naturally.

Sugar cravings, fatigue, weight gain, and lack of motivation – these are all symptoms of an insulin imbalance. Little known fact, insulin is actually a hormone.  It is responsible for regulating our body’s blood sugar which allows other metabolic functions to operate smoothly. Dysregulation of insulin hinders healing, impacts other hormones, impairs everyday bodily functions,

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Balancing Hormones without Birth Control: A New Approach to an Old Way of Thinking

Women and young girls are generally given one solution for any hormone-related issues: Birth control. PCOS? Birth control. Irregular cycles? Birth control. Long periods? Birth control. Headaches? Birth control. Hormones are a multifaceted network and they must be treated as such. Girls are being put on birth control younger and younger, trying to fix hormone-related

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Favorite Things: Dr. Wibbenmeyer’s Refreshing Summer Favorites

We have this dreamy vision of summer sunshine with days spent by the lake. But what that idyllic vision doesn’t consider: how HOT these summer days can be!  There’s nothing quite like a refreshing summer treat to help us beat the heat. But some of your favorite summer treats have some not-so-healthy ingredients… Think hidden

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