Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 3

Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 3 Read Part 1 | Part 2 Genetic Testing and Metabolic Health Metabolic syndrome and metabolic health have been studied extensively in the areas of integrative and functional medicine due to metabolic syndrome being a major risk factor for the development of diabetes mellitus 1 and cardiovascular disease. Genetic and environmental factors interrelate in a complex […]

Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 2

Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 2 Read Part 1 Eating Behavior Integrative and functional medicine practitioners view eating behavior as important for overall health. These behaviors include snacking, feelings of satiety, craving for sweets, desire for food or certain foods, and the disinhibition of eating. Nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics are two new fields of study related to how genes affect our diet […]

Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 1

Genetic Testing in Integrative and Functional Medicine – Part 1 Integrative and functional medicine came to the forefront for many medical practitioners and patients alike when they became dissatisfied with traditional medicine’s sole focus on what was considered “science-based” treatment approaches. Traditional medicine’s viewpoint of dealing with symptoms in isolation from the rest of a patient’s body, mind, and spirit can be too confining when […]

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 3

Testosterone Concerns in Obese Men – Part 3 Read Part 1 | Part 2 Testosterone Concerns According to Western Medicine Traditionally, a man’s testosterone concerns when it comes to lower testosterone levels has been to boost his levels by means of testosterone replacement therapy. Besides boosting your testosterone levels, you may have more energy and a higher sex drive. Other possibilities are that […]

The Night Owl Effect and Your Health

The Night Owl Effect and Your Health Some people wake up early, fresh, and roaring to go. Others, on the other hand, are not morning people. They keep late nights, and would rather wake up a few hours later. Coffee may be the first thing that makes up their early morning ritual, and they tend to do their best work from late […]

How Healthy Is Your Diet Soda?

How Healthy Is Your Diet Soda? Loaded with tons of empty calories and sugar, soda can be a part of your healthy diet plan when rarely enjoyed as a special treat. But which one should you go for when you are in a mood for soda? Diet soda or the regular one filled with artificial sweeteners. There has been a lot […]
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