What exactly is “Leaky Gut Syndrome?”

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases states that 60 to 70 million people in this country suffer from a digestive problem. It wasn’t until recently that medical [...]

The Elimination Food Plan

An elimination food plan (a.k.a. the elimination diet) is one way for doctors to pinpoint a possible cause of a medical problem. This part of a treatment plan takes a methodological approach to [...]

Milk Thistle

When it comes to our bodies, we have an incredible immune system in place to combat disease and ailments. That’s why humans are able to live such long and healthy lives. The cornerstone of this [...]

Acid Reflux (GERD)

Within the context of integrative medicine physicians may recommend other ways to treat acid reflux (a.k.a  GERD or heartburn). What Is GERD (a.k.a. heartburn)? GERD occurs when the contents from [...]

What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a philosophy and practice of the medical arts that integrates all aspects of a patient’s healing. This healing-oriented medicine takes into account the whole person.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Functional medicine doctors may recommend a diet that alters a patient’s diet, encourages the right kind of gut flora to grow, reduces inflammation, gets rid of any infections, and reduces stress.


Licorice helps protect the stomach from upset, and it is also a common ingredient in cold medicines because it helps the body recover from respiratory infections. Licorice is a natural ingredient [...]


Turmeric isn’t just simply an addition for foods, it may also have a role in helping to improve some health conditions. 

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