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Sugar Rush? Or Adrenaline Rush?

In a study, kids were given a breakfast of instant oatmeal with sugar. Their blood sugar went too high, then it went too low. Their bodies released adrenaline to bring their blood sugar back to normal.  Adrenaline. We all know what it is. We’ve all felt it. In times of stress, excitement, and fear, adrenaline more…

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

Let’s say you have a splinter in your finger. This splinter is causing quite a bit of misery. It throbs, it’s swollen, and tender to the touch. (Acute inflammation at work) You go see the doctor for your splinter and he/she puts you on painkillers. Wait, what? Why prescribe painkillers to treat the symptoms of more…

PSA For Our Little Athletes

  This morning my son wasn’t feeling too great. He was a little lethargic and then started to complain that his eyes were hurting. My first thought was that it was a migraine so we immediately got out the ice pack to put on his head. Then I remembered how drenched in sweat he was more…

My Candida Battle

I’ve been feeling “off” for a while now. Nothing too serious all at once but lots of sporadic symptoms for the last few months.  I believe it started with low energy levels and some general lethargy that I chalked up to thyroid dysfunction. I assumed the stress I was under was affecting the function of more…