Do you remember when you were a child playing outdoors, and you fell and skinned your knee or scraped your elbow? You most likely bled a little bit, cleaned the wound, and had a bandage put over it. Your scratch, scrape, or gash would eventually scab over and heal. That is a perfect example of how the body was designed to heal itself. Have you ever pondered the current symptoms you or a loved one are facing, and asked the question, “Why are there so many health-related symptoms, disease states, and emotional or psychological traumas causing dysfunction in my (their)
Are all the different types of healthcare practitioners taught about the role emotions and spirituality play in healing? Body, mind, spirit is a philosophical foundation in Eastern, Alternative, Functional and Energy Medicine. But in Western medicine, understanding of the healing potential and the science behind this varies from practitioner to practitioner. Medical schools teach anatomy, physiology, disease states, etc. and are taught pharmacological and surgical interventions. This is lifesaving, necessary and we are all very thankful for Western medicine. But, is it the whole answer? We say this gently and firmly – absolutely not! Your belief system is so powerful.
When you get sick with a cold or flu or you’re dealing with chronic illness or disease, many times the media or your Healthcare Practitioner will tell you it’s your immune system. “Immune system” has become a catch phrase used to sell everything from vitamin C to probiotic drinks. But not much is being said about the complexities of this fragile system and what to do when it’s not working and you’re getting sick. For those suffering with autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, and even Lyme’s disease, it can be a matter of life and death. Many people have been told
No matter what your age, you most likely know a Doctor or a Healthcare Practitioner of some kind that you see as needed. Think for a moment about your primary care physician, or who you go to when you get a bad sore throat or the flu. Have you ever wondered whether the drugs, tests, or course of treatment recommended to you were based in science and research? Have you ever doubted this person that you have entrusted with your life? Most likely you are thinking that you haven’t. But, you may have disagreed with their recommendations, or wanted an
Every day we all get inundated with ads, sales and special offers! And who doesn’t love seeing a Facebook ad for something we really want that finally goes on sale? I’m sure, like me, you’ve been a deal hunter and bargain shopper. When you really needed a product or service, instead of paying full price for what you know is the best quality, you chose the cheaper version. And I’m sure that, also like me, you recall the moment you realized you got what you paid for, and realized you didn’t actually save money, you wasted it! Even worse than
Did you know that clothing is marked up 500% by the time there is a retail price tag on it? Did you know that there are also huge markups on lab tests that are ordered by your Doctor and billed to your insurance company? Cash based lab tests are nothing new to us in the Functional Medicine world where practitioners have been utilizing them for years to evaluate organ and systems functions rather than just looking for a specific disease. Insurance companies do not cover testing that is outside of their “standard”. And there was a rapid increase in lab