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When those feelings of anxiety, stress, nervousness, jitters start to creep up - get outside. Take your shoes off and dig your toes in the grass or dirt! Lay on your back and look up at the clouds in the sky or the birds in the tree. Take slow deep breaths and fill your lungs with fresh air. Just a few minutes of this can slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and calm your mind. .
I am in my happy place right now 😄🙌 I could sit and watch the waves roll in and crash against the rocks all day long! Nature is a beautiful thing and sometimes we allow life to get too busy that we forget to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. ❤️******************************************************
#getoutside #functionalmedicine #anxiety #antianxiety #nature #monterey #grounding
When those feelings of anxiety, stress, nervousness, jitters start to creep up - get outside. Take your shoes off and dig your toes in the grass or dirt! Lay on your back and look up at the clouds in the sky or the birds in the tree. Take slow deep breaths and fill your lungs with fresh air. Just a few minutes of this can slow your heart rate, lower your blood pressure and calm your mind. . I am in my happy place right now 😄🙌 I could sit and watch the waves roll in and crash against the rocks all day long! Nature is a beautiful thing and sometimes we allow life to get too busy that we forget to stop and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. ❤️****************************************************** #getoutside  #functionalmedicine  #anxiety  #antianxiety  #nature  #monterey  #grounding 
Passion Flower:
A great natural remedy to help with symptoms of anxiety, Insomnia, ADHD or high blood pressure.  It is a GABA reuptake inhibitor and studies have shown it can be just as effective in relieving anxiety as prescription medications but without the side effects.
It can be used in a tea (4-8g), taken as a capsule, oil, spray or used in a bath before bed. The effects can be felt within 30 minutes.
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Do not mix with other medications or Alcohol. Many people do not realize that herbal medications can be just as powerful as prescription medications.
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#functionalmedicine #anxiety #insomnia #adhd #add #passionflower #sleep #herbalremedy #antianxiety
Passion Flower: A great natural remedy to help with symptoms of anxiety, Insomnia, ADHD or high blood pressure. It is a GABA reuptake inhibitor and studies have shown it can be just as effective in relieving anxiety as prescription medications but without the side effects. It can be used in a tea (4-8g), taken as a capsule, oil, spray or used in a bath before bed. The effects can be felt within 30 minutes. . Do not mix with other medications or Alcohol. Many people do not realize that herbal medications can be just as powerful as prescription medications. ****************************************************** #functionalmedicine  #anxiety  #insomnia  #adhd  #add  #passionflower  #sleep  #herbalremedy  #antianxiety 
Did you know melatonin is a reproductive hormone? It has been well know for the impact it can have on sleep, but who knew it is inversely related to estrogen??
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If you use high dose melatonin for sleep, and you also have fertility problems, it is possibly related to the use of melatonin. (Experts consider 3+mg/day of melatonin to be excess as the body naturally only makes 0.5-1 mg of melatonin a day).
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If you have sleep problems, and you have wondered if you have hormonal imbalances, it is possible your melatonin is low. High levels of estrogen can suppress melatonin and vice versa.
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High levels of melatonin can act as a birth control/cause fertility problems in males too. High dose melatonin can lead to testicular tissue regression, and low melatonin can contribute to ED and/or decreased morning erections.
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Bottom line: Optimizing melatonin levels are valuable for quality sleep as well as fertility, hormone balance and sexual function.
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#functionalmedicine #fertility #infertility #sleep #insomnia #melatonin #hormones #estrogen
Did you know melatonin is a reproductive hormone? It has been well know for the impact it can have on sleep, but who knew it is inversely related to estrogen?? . If you use high dose melatonin for sleep, and you also have fertility problems, it is possibly related to the use of melatonin. (Experts consider 3+mg/day of melatonin to be excess as the body naturally only makes 0.5-1 mg of melatonin a day). . If you have sleep problems, and you have wondered if you have hormonal imbalances, it is possible your melatonin is low. High levels of estrogen can suppress melatonin and vice versa. . High levels of melatonin can act as a birth control/cause fertility problems in males too. High dose melatonin can lead to testicular tissue regression, and low melatonin can contribute to ED and/or decreased morning erections. . Bottom line: Optimizing melatonin levels are valuable for quality sleep as well as fertility, hormone balance and sexual function. ****************************************************** #functionalmedicine  #fertility  #infertility  #sleep  #insomnia  #melatonin  #hormones  #estrogen 
I frequently get asked how to choose a good probiotic - these are good guidelines to follow. I also warn that if you start a probiotic and it causes you to have worse GI symptoms instead of better, you may have something more going on and should have a GI evaluation.

#Repost @davidperlmutter (@get_repost)
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Looking for a prebiotic supplement? Make sure your product meets the following guidelines.
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#functionalmedicine #guthealth #probiotic #constipation #IBS #heartburn #bloating
I frequently get asked how to choose a good probiotic - these are good guidelines to follow. I also warn that if you start a probiotic and it causes you to have worse GI symptoms instead of better, you may have something more going on and should have a GI evaluation. #Repost  @davidperlmutter (@get_repost) ・・・ Looking for a prebiotic supplement? Make sure your product meets the following guidelines. ***************************** #functionalmedicine  #guthealth  #probiotic  #constipation  #IBS  #heartburn  #bloating 
Do you have sleep problems? Did you know this can be a result of hormone imbalances? It could also be a result of neurotransmitter imbalances. We do thorough testing of hormones and neurotransmitters at East West  Health and work to identify the underlying cause for these imbalances with the hope that the symptoms, such as insomnia - will be resolved. 🕳 ..
*7 out of 10 women report their sleep changes before their period. (Usually 3-6 days prior).
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*start with keeping a 3 month journal and tracking which nights you have sleep problems to see if it correlates with your period. This is when your progesterone levels are dropping -and if you are estrogen dominant anyway, this can really impact your sleep! 😢
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#insomnia #sleep #sweetdreams #beautyrest
#hormones #neurotransmitters #serotonin #melatonin #cortisol #progesterone #gaba 
#functionalmedicine #A4M #pms
Do you have sleep problems? Did you know this can be a result of hormone imbalances? It could also be a result of neurotransmitter imbalances. We do thorough testing of hormones and neurotransmitters at East West Health and work to identify the underlying cause for these imbalances with the hope that the symptoms, such as insomnia - will be resolved. 🕳 .. *7 out of 10 women report their sleep changes before their period. (Usually 3-6 days prior). .. *start with keeping a 3 month journal and tracking which nights you have sleep problems to see if it correlates with your period. This is when your progesterone levels are dropping -and if you are estrogen dominant anyway, this can really impact your sleep! 😢 ************************************************* #insomnia  #sleep  #sweetdreams  #beautyrest  #hormones  #neurotransmitters  #serotonin  #melatonin  #cortisol  #progesterone  #gaba  #functionalmedicine  #A4M  #pms 
#Repost @eastwesthealth_pg (@get_repost)
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East West Health is finally in Utah County!! 🙌 We are running a huge promo to spread the word about our new location and give you and your family and friends the opportunity to experience a functional medicine visit and acupuncture treatment.

Through the end of September you and anybody you refer, can receive a free consultation and acupuncture treatment at our Pleasant Grove clinic!! Come meet our providers @alyssafnp and @ryankillarney, get your health concerns addressed and on your way to healing and having a healthy, vibrant life!

Call 801-872-8699 and get on the schedule today 😄
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#functionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #eastwesthealthpg #health #nutrition #acupuncture
#Repost  @eastwesthealth_pg (@get_repost) ・・・ East West Health is finally in Utah County!! 🙌 We are running a huge promo to spread the word about our new location and give you and your family and friends the opportunity to experience a functional medicine visit and acupuncture treatment. Through the end of September you and anybody you refer, can receive a free consultation and acupuncture treatment at our Pleasant Grove clinic!! Come meet our providers @alyssafnp and @ryankillarney, get your health concerns addressed and on your way to healing and having a healthy, vibrant life! Call 801-872-8699 and get on the schedule today 😄 ************************************************* #functionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #eastwesthealthpg  #health  #nutrition  #acupuncture 
We knew acne could be a problem when we were teenagers, so what's up with acne in adulthood??
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True - hormones can cause acne as a teenager, as well as an adult. Testosterone and DHEA (a stress hormone) are the biggest hormonal culprits which can explain why acne sometimes becomes a problem when we have a lot of stress.
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Poor gut health and possible SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) can contribute to acne and other skin issues. We run these gut evaluation tests @east_west_health 🕳
Food sensitivities - Especially gluten and dairy, can be culprits for causing acne. Did you know cows milk is collected from only PREGNANT cows?? Think of all the hormones raging in that milk! But also if you have a sensitivity to dairy proteins - this can lead to acne.
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Nutrient deficiencies- Essential fatty acids (especially D,A and E), zinc, selenium, B6, Vit C and pantothenic acid.
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Nutrient excess - are you supplementing cyanocobalamin (B12). Try eliminating this supplement and see if the acne clears up.
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Going these rounds to identify the underlying cause of the acne usually resolves the skin problems - but if it persists, I will prescribe a very effective compounded skin cream.
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#functionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #vitamind  #inflammation #hormones #acne #clearskin #guthealth #foodallergies #glutenfree #dairyfree #skincare #nutrition #vitaminc
We knew acne could be a problem when we were teenagers, so what's up with acne in adulthood?? 🕳 True - hormones can cause acne as a teenager, as well as an adult. Testosterone and DHEA (a stress hormone) are the biggest hormonal culprits which can explain why acne sometimes becomes a problem when we have a lot of stress. 🕳 Poor gut health and possible SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) can contribute to acne and other skin issues. We run these gut evaluation tests @east_west_health 🕳 Food sensitivities - Especially gluten and dairy, can be culprits for causing acne. Did you know cows milk is collected from only PREGNANT cows?? Think of all the hormones raging in that milk! But also if you have a sensitivity to dairy proteins - this can lead to acne. 🕳 Nutrient deficiencies- Essential fatty acids (especially D,A and E), zinc, selenium, B6, Vit C and pantothenic acid. 🕳 Nutrient excess - are you supplementing cyanocobalamin (B12). Try eliminating this supplement and see if the acne clears up. 🕳 Going these rounds to identify the underlying cause of the acne usually resolves the skin problems - but if it persists, I will prescribe a very effective compounded skin cream. ************************************************* #functionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #vitamind  #inflammation  #hormones  #acne  #clearskin  #guthealth  #foodallergies  #glutenfree  #dairyfree  #skincare  #nutrition  #vitaminc 
Maybe you've looked at your tongue in the mirror and wondered what certain marks could mean - or maybe you've just thought they were normal for your tongue.  Or maybe you are like me and never looked at your tongue closely.  I took this functional medicine nutrient assessment course this past Spring, and was surprised to find I had scalloping!! 🙊 (which goes along with my past Hashimotos diagnosis). The tongue can actually give many clues for nutrient deficiencies and underlying health problems. 🕳

Scalloping - this looks like indentations or "teeth marks" along the edges of your tongue. Common causes could be - hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, insulin resistance or autoimmunity.
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Lambda fissuring - "tick marks" in the main portion of the tongue. This could indicate poor digestion, low stomach acid or pancreatic insufficiency.
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Midline fissuring - a crack or crater down the midline of the tongue. Food allergies/sensitivities and/or gut dysbiosis (a pathogen or imbalance between gut microbes) should be evaluated.
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A white coating on the back of the tongue - could mean candida (yeast), but is a stronger indication of bacterial dysbiosis. 🕳
Red, beefy, sore tongue - likely B12 deficiency.
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Fasciculations - rest your tongue in your mouth and if it "tremors" or is vibrating, it could mean hyperthyroidism.
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Functional medicine providers will often do a tongue evaluation, and at East West your tongue will also be evaluated by a licensed Chinese acupuncturist - something the Chinese have been doing for thousands of years.
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#functionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #thyroid #hypothyroidism #sleepapnea #insulinresistance #nutrition #candida
Maybe you've looked at your tongue in the mirror and wondered what certain marks could mean - or maybe you've just thought they were normal for your tongue. Or maybe you are like me and never looked at your tongue closely. I took this functional medicine nutrient assessment course this past Spring, and was surprised to find I had scalloping!! 🙊 (which goes along with my past Hashimotos diagnosis). The tongue can actually give many clues for nutrient deficiencies and underlying health problems. 🕳 Scalloping - this looks like indentations or "teeth marks" along the edges of your tongue. Common causes could be - hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, insulin resistance or autoimmunity. 🕳 Lambda fissuring - "tick marks" in the main portion of the tongue. This could indicate poor digestion, low stomach acid or pancreatic insufficiency. 🕳 Midline fissuring - a crack or crater down the midline of the tongue. Food allergies/sensitivities and/or gut dysbiosis (a pathogen or imbalance between gut microbes) should be evaluated. 🕳 A white coating on the back of the tongue - could mean candida (yeast), but is a stronger indication of bacterial dysbiosis. 🕳 Red, beefy, sore tongue - likely B12 deficiency. 🕳 Fasciculations - rest your tongue in your mouth and if it "tremors" or is vibrating, it could mean hyperthyroidism. 🕳 Functional medicine providers will often do a tongue evaluation, and at East West your tongue will also be evaluated by a licensed Chinese acupuncturist - something the Chinese have been doing for thousands of years. ************************************************* #functionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #thyroid  #hypothyroidism  #sleepapnea  #insulinresistance  #nutrition  #candida 
Cold and flu season is on its way 😢 
I am all about having a strong immune system to prevent colds in the first place, but sometimes, despite all efforts those nasty bugs still get to us.
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Adult Daily prevention:
Vitamin D3 5,000iu
Viracid 1 capsule
Vitamin C 2,000mg
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Adult cold remedy, upon first symptoms of illness:
Vitamin D3 50,000iu x 3 days
Viracid 2 capsules every hour during waking hours x 1 day
Vitamin C 3,000mg x 3 days
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Kids Daily Prevention:
Vitamin D3 1,000iu
Vitamin C 1,000mg
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Kids Cold Remedy upon first signs of a cold:
Vitamin D3 10,000iu x 3 days
Viracid 1 capsule every hour during waking hours x 1 day
Vitamin C 2,000mg x 3 days
* The viracid capsules can be opened and added to yogurt if too big to swallow
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I have been using this remedy for myself and family for over a year and I am amazed at how quickly it works! If I am diligent about taking these supplements when I first feel a cold coming on, in most cases we feel 100% the next day (as long as we are also getting good sleep, nutrition and staying hydrated too 😉)
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#vitamind #functionalmedicine #immuneboost #coldremedy #health #prevention #sleep #vitaminc #viracid
Cold and flu season is on its way 😢 I am all about having a strong immune system to prevent colds in the first place, but sometimes, despite all efforts those nasty bugs still get to us. 🕳 Adult Daily prevention: Vitamin D3 5,000iu Viracid 1 capsule Vitamin C 2,000mg 🕳 Adult cold remedy, upon first symptoms of illness: Vitamin D3 50,000iu x 3 days Viracid 2 capsules every hour during waking hours x 1 day Vitamin C 3,000mg x 3 days 🕳 Kids Daily Prevention: Vitamin D3 1,000iu Vitamin C 1,000mg 🕳 Kids Cold Remedy upon first signs of a cold: Vitamin D3 10,000iu x 3 days Viracid 1 capsule every hour during waking hours x 1 day Vitamin C 2,000mg x 3 days * The viracid capsules can be opened and added to yogurt if too big to swallow 🕳 I have been using this remedy for myself and family for over a year and I am amazed at how quickly it works! If I am diligent about taking these supplements when I first feel a cold coming on, in most cases we feel 100% the next day (as long as we are also getting good sleep, nutrition and staying hydrated too 😉) ************************************************* #vitamind  #functionalmedicine  #immuneboost  #coldremedy  #health  #prevention  #sleep  #vitaminc  #viracid 
If your nails are brittle and crack easily, or have ridges - it is likely you are low in protein, iron and/or low in thyroid hormone. The question is, are you low in these nutrients because you lack them in your diet? Or maybe you do not digest and absorb them properly. It could also be related to a heavy menstrual cycle.
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*you can take biotin or hydrolyzed collagen (absorbable essential amino acids) to see if this helps strengthen your nails. If it does not, I recommend having these blood levels tested and of course possibly a stool test to evaluate digestion/absorption of proteins 👍
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*Do you have little white marks on your nails? True it could be evidence of trauma - like a bruise to the nail, but if they are frequent and persistent, it can also be a sign of zinc deficiency or heavy metal toxicity. *************************************************
#functionalmedicine #nutrients #healthylifestyle #healthynails
#anemia #guthealth #proteins #zinc #nutrition  #hypothyroidism #hashimotos
If your nails are brittle and crack easily, or have ridges - it is likely you are low in protein, iron and/or low in thyroid hormone. The question is, are you low in these nutrients because you lack them in your diet? Or maybe you do not digest and absorb them properly. It could also be related to a heavy menstrual cycle. * *you can take biotin or hydrolyzed collagen (absorbable essential amino acids) to see if this helps strengthen your nails. If it does not, I recommend having these blood levels tested and of course possibly a stool test to evaluate digestion/absorption of proteins 👍 * *Do you have little white marks on your nails? True it could be evidence of trauma - like a bruise to the nail, but if they are frequent and persistent, it can also be a sign of zinc deficiency or heavy metal toxicity. ************************************************* #functionalmedicine  #nutrients  #healthylifestyle  #healthynails  #anemia  #guthealth  #proteins  #zinc  #nutrition  #hypothyroidism  #hashimotos 
Have you wondered why you have those pesky, rough bumps on the back of your arms (keratosis Pilaris)? *
*🕳You are likely experiencing a lack of fatty acids, in particular - a lack of Vitamin A. *
*🕳Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in many foods: highest in beef liver 😉, carrots, sweet potato, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli and eggs. *
*🕳Supplementing with Vitamin A - because this vitamin is fat soluble, it can build up in your system and there is potential for toxicity, so having your levels checked is a good idea. Most people are low in fat soluble vitamins including D, A and E. Take your fat soluble supplements with food and get your blood levels tested periodically.
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#functionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #nutrientdeficiency #healthylifestyle #health #skincare #vitaminA #vitamins
Have you wondered why you have those pesky, rough bumps on the back of your arms (keratosis Pilaris)? * *🕳You are likely experiencing a lack of fatty acids, in particular - a lack of Vitamin A. * *🕳Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in many foods: highest in beef liver 😉, carrots, sweet potato, Kale, Spinach, Broccoli and eggs. * *🕳Supplementing with Vitamin A - because this vitamin is fat soluble, it can build up in your system and there is potential for toxicity, so having your levels checked is a good idea. Most people are low in fat soluble vitamins including D, A and E. Take your fat soluble supplements with food and get your blood levels tested periodically. ************************************************* #functionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #nutrientdeficiency  #healthylifestyle  #health  #skincare  #vitaminA  #vitamins 
If you have been wondering what has happened to your hair - it's thinning, coarse or brittle, maybe even prematurely turning gray - then this post is for you!
This week I will be posting about signs of various nutrient deficiencies, today it's hair.

Typically a person loses 50% of their hair before they notice that it is thinning. 🕳Iron - this nutrient is essential for healthy hair. You don't have to be anemic in order to have insufficient iron. If your hair has been thinning and you have fatigue, ask your provider to run a ferritin level. If it is 50 or below, you need to figure out why you are low in iron(with help from your provider) and improve iron levels.
🕳Essential Fatty Acids - especially Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an activator of the molecules that regulate the hair growth cycle.  Optimal levels of vitamin D, in my opinion, should be near 70-80 ng/dl.
🕳selenium - needed for thyroid conversion (which is necessary for healthy hair) and tends to be low if your toxic load is high. I recommend finding my past IG post on liver detox - do a detox to help rid your body of toxins that could be affecting your nutrient levels and contributing to poor hair health.
🕳Hormones: Cortisol, Thyroid and Progesterone.  Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress - it is inflammatory and affects your other hormones important for hair health.  If you have high stress levels and your hair is thinning - the stress is a likely culprit. Thyroid and progesterone play a role in regulating the hair growth cycle. Thyroid hormone is essential in activating stem cells to form new hair follicles.
Estrogen dominance or low progesterone can impair the hair growth cycle.  If you have experienced pregnancy, you may recall your hair and nails growing faster and being thicker and healthier than ever before. #1 - your nutrients are higher with the prenatal vitamin and #2 your progesterone is higher than ever before.  You can optimize these hormones and nutrients even if you are not pregnant. *****************************
#thyroid #hormones #vitamind #progesterone #stress #adrenalfatigue #functionalmedicine #healthyhair #nutrition
If you have been wondering what has happened to your hair - it's thinning, coarse or brittle, maybe even prematurely turning gray - then this post is for you! This week I will be posting about signs of various nutrient deficiencies, today it's hair. Typically a person loses 50% of their hair before they notice that it is thinning. 🕳Iron - this nutrient is essential for healthy hair. You don't have to be anemic in order to have insufficient iron. If your hair has been thinning and you have fatigue, ask your provider to run a ferritin level. If it is 50 or below, you need to figure out why you are low in iron(with help from your provider) and improve iron levels. 🕳Essential Fatty Acids - especially Vitamin D. Vitamin D is an activator of the molecules that regulate the hair growth cycle. Optimal levels of vitamin D, in my opinion, should be near 70-80 ng/dl. 🕳selenium - needed for thyroid conversion (which is necessary for healthy hair) and tends to be low if your toxic load is high. I recommend finding my past IG post on liver detox - do a detox to help rid your body of toxins that could be affecting your nutrient levels and contributing to poor hair health. 🕳Hormones: Cortisol, Thyroid and Progesterone. Cortisol is a hormone released in response to stress - it is inflammatory and affects your other hormones important for hair health. If you have high stress levels and your hair is thinning - the stress is a likely culprit. Thyroid and progesterone play a role in regulating the hair growth cycle. Thyroid hormone is essential in activating stem cells to form new hair follicles. Estrogen dominance or low progesterone can impair the hair growth cycle. If you have experienced pregnancy, you may recall your hair and nails growing faster and being thicker and healthier than ever before. #1  - your nutrients are higher with the prenatal vitamin and #2  your progesterone is higher than ever before. You can optimize these hormones and nutrients even if you are not pregnant. ***************************** #thyroid  #hormones  #vitamind  #progesterone  #stress  #adrenalfatigue  #functionalmedicine  #healthyhair  #nutrition 
It may be difficult to imagine that a chronic disease such as thyroid problems or arthritis can actually start in the mouth. 
When we look at inflammation being the root of all chronic diseases, it does make sense then that an infection in the mouth can leak into the blood stream and cause systemic inflammation.

If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, or they are receding on the tooth line, or you've had a known infection - 
#1 - first things first, if I were your Functional med provider, I would check your fat soluble vitamin levels (Vit D and A) and get you started on these vitamins right away! The oral immune system is regulated and enhanced by these vitamins.  So if you are deficient (which most people are), you are at higher risk for oral infections.

#2 Seek out a certified periodontist to have your infection safely treated and any possible linked chronic disease improved! 🙌👍
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#functionalmedicine #healthylifestyle #inflammation #infection #vitamind
It may be difficult to imagine that a chronic disease such as thyroid problems or arthritis can actually start in the mouth. When we look at inflammation being the root of all chronic diseases, it does make sense then that an infection in the mouth can leak into the blood stream and cause systemic inflammation. If your gums bleed while brushing or flossing, or they are receding on the tooth line, or you've had a known infection - #1  - first things first, if I were your Functional med provider, I would check your fat soluble vitamin levels (Vit D and A) and get you started on these vitamins right away! The oral immune system is regulated and enhanced by these vitamins. So if you are deficient (which most people are), you are at higher risk for oral infections. #2  Seek out a certified periodontist to have your infection safely treated and any possible linked chronic disease improved! 🙌👍 ***************************** #functionalmedicine  #healthylifestyle  #inflammation  #infection  #vitamind 
Want to start working on rebalancing hormones naturally? Take care of the GALS:
Gut health, Adrenals, Liver and Sensitivity (thyroid/insulin). That is the order we correct imbalances. Often times it is poor gut health that is contributing to the adrenals dysfunctioning, the liver doing poorly at detoxing our chemical burdens and our thyroid being off. "Start with the Gut"! It can be as simple and changing your diet. Try to eliminate processed, GMO foods and eat more organic fruits, veggies and lean meats.
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#functionalmedicine #hormones #hormoneimbalance #guthealth #adrenalfatigue #healthyfood #health #happiness #detox #thyroid
Want to start working on rebalancing hormones naturally? Take care of the GALS: Gut health, Adrenals, Liver and Sensitivity (thyroid/insulin). That is the order we correct imbalances. Often times it is poor gut health that is contributing to the adrenals dysfunctioning, the liver doing poorly at detoxing our chemical burdens and our thyroid being off. "Start with the Gut"! It can be as simple and changing your diet. Try to eliminate processed, GMO foods and eat more organic fruits, veggies and lean meats. ***************************** #functionalmedicine  #hormones  #hormoneimbalance  #guthealth  #adrenalfatigue  #healthyfood  #health  #happiness  #detox  #thyroid 
I'm attending the Institute for Functional Medicine's hormone module 🙌 Learning lots of clinical pearls I can share! 
I used to have many of these symptoms and just figured "that's just the way I am". I was eating right and exercising, doing everything I thought I was supposed to be doing.
I thought I was healthy as can be, and never thought to question my hormones were off....🤦‍♀️
I'm so grateful for Functional medicine, the amazing labs that are available to help determine imbalances,and the natural things we can do to correct them! ❤️
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#functionalmedicine #ifm #hormones #health #happiness #fatigue #anxiety
I'm attending the Institute for Functional Medicine's hormone module 🙌 Learning lots of clinical pearls I can share! I used to have many of these symptoms and just figured "that's just the way I am". I was eating right and exercising, doing everything I thought I was supposed to be doing. I thought I was healthy as can be, and never thought to question my hormones were off....🤦‍♀️ I'm so grateful for Functional medicine, the amazing labs that are available to help determine imbalances,and the natural things we can do to correct them! ❤️ ***************************** #functionalmedicine  #ifm  #hormones  #health  #happiness  #fatigue  #anxiety 
If I told you there is a natural supplement you could take once a day (or more) that would provide the following, would you take it? 🙏reduces blood pressure
🙏reduces blood sugar
🙏improves mood
🙏enhances immunity
🙏 functions as an antioxidant (helps remove free radicals that can cause damage to cells) 🙏 reduces inflammation
🙏 increases BDNF (improves cognition and memory)
🙏modifies genetic expression in a beneficial way
🙏changes brain wave activity (in frontal cortex, Limbic system and hypothalamus, among other areas).
🙏reduces stress, anxiety, depression and addiction
🙏decreases pain *These are all true of meditation and the findings are backed by research! IFM 2017

Start with just 5 dedicated minutes a day - take a moment to sit in peace and breathe.
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#functionalmedicine #meditation #health #happiness
#depression #anxiety #addiction #stress #adrenalfatigue #diabetes #hypertension
If I told you there is a natural supplement you could take once a day (or more) that would provide the following, would you take it? 🙏reduces blood pressure 🙏reduces blood sugar 🙏improves mood 🙏enhances immunity 🙏 functions as an antioxidant (helps remove free radicals that can cause damage to cells) 🙏 reduces inflammation 🙏 increases BDNF (improves cognition and memory) 🙏modifies genetic expression in a beneficial way 🙏changes brain wave activity (in frontal cortex, Limbic system and hypothalamus, among other areas). 🙏reduces stress, anxiety, depression and addiction 🙏decreases pain *These are all true of meditation and the findings are backed by research! IFM 2017 Start with just 5 dedicated minutes a day - take a moment to sit in peace and breathe. ***************************** #functionalmedicine  #meditation  #health  #happiness  #depression  #anxiety  #addiction  #stress  #adrenalfatigue  #diabetes  #hypertension 
You know I'm a big fan of protecting gut health and our bacterial microbiome, so I am also a big fan of avoiding antibiotics whenever necessary. 
Antibiotics don't just target the bacteria causing the infection, but can wipe out much of our good bacteria too - which can lead to many problems.
When it comes to urinary tract infections, there are a few easy tactics you can take to prevent and treat them, and hopefully avoid antibiotics in the process 👍👌.
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Prevention - if you get chronic UTI's, try pinpointing triggers. Could it be linked to intercourse? Take 
D-mannose 500mg prior to intercourse. D-mannose is a sugar found in certain fruits (including cranberries) but at a lower concentrated dose. This causes bacteria to stick to each other instead of the bladder wall, and be excreted out.
Treatment: do you already have a UTI? D-mannose 500mg every 2 hours x 5 days and then a few additional days after symptoms subside to make sure you got it all. This supplement is most successful against E-coli strains, which account for about 90% of UTI's.
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If you have had a urine test done where they cultured it and have told you the bacteria is something other than E.coli, you could try treating with a supplement called - lauricidin. Take 1500mg-3000mg 2-3x's a day for 5 days and then for a few days after symptoms are gone.
Another one to try for prevention of recurring UTI's is lactoferrin.
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Make sure you are already doing lifestyle tips to help prevent UTI's such as staying hydrated, urinating before and after intercourse, and if you are post menopausal - consider bioidentical, vaginal estrogen (and progesterone) to maintain the proper PH and integrity of the vaginal walls.
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You know I'm a big fan of protecting gut health and our bacterial microbiome, so I am also a big fan of avoiding antibiotics whenever necessary. Antibiotics don't just target the bacteria causing the infection, but can wipe out much of our good bacteria too - which can lead to many problems. When it comes to urinary tract infections, there are a few easy tactics you can take to prevent and treat them, and hopefully avoid antibiotics in the process 👍👌. 🕳 Prevention - if you get chronic UTI's, try pinpointing triggers. Could it be linked to intercourse? Take D-mannose 500mg prior to intercourse. D-mannose is a sugar found in certain fruits (including cranberries) but at a lower concentrated dose. This causes bacteria to stick to each other instead of the bladder wall, and be excreted out. Treatment: do you already have a UTI? D-mannose 500mg every 2 hours x 5 days and then a few additional days after symptoms subside to make sure you got it all. This supplement is most successful against E-coli strains, which account for about 90% of UTI's. 🕳 If you have had a urine test done where they cultured it and have told you the bacteria is something other than E.coli, you could try treating with a supplement called - lauricidin. Take 1500mg-3000mg 2-3x's a day for 5 days and then for a few days after symptoms are gone. Another one to try for prevention of recurring UTI's is lactoferrin. 🕳 Make sure you are already doing lifestyle tips to help prevent UTI's such as staying hydrated, urinating before and after intercourse, and if you are post menopausal - consider bioidentical, vaginal estrogen (and progesterone) to maintain the proper PH and integrity of the vaginal walls. *************************************************#functionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #naturalmedicine  #prevention  #urinarytractinfection  #infection  #guthealth  #gut  #chriskresser