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Melatonin

Melatonin is a neurotransmitter which is released from the pineal gland and helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. Release is triggered by darkness, conversely bright lights reduce its production. Clinically the use of melatonin

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Core elements of Functional medicine

Elements of Functional Medicine
The knowledge base—or “footprint”—of Functional Medicine is shaped by six core foundations.

Gene-Environment Interaction: Functional Medicine is based on understanding the metabolic processes of

Upstream Signal Modulation: Functional Medicine interventions seek to influence biochemical pathways “upstream” and prevent the overproduction of damaging end products, rather than blocking the effects of those end products. For example, instead of using drugs that block the last step in the production of inflammatory mediators (NSAIDs, etc.), Functional Medicine treatments seek to prevent the upregulation of those mediators in the first place.

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Direct primary care – DPC

Direct Primary Care or DPC was not always a familiar concept for me, and I am sure many of you are wondering exactly what this is. In this post I will attempt to define DPC, compare DPC with traditional fee for service (FFS) medicine, and highlight the benefits for you as the client who chooses to be a part of DPC.

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Breast cancer – common cause of death in Hispanic females

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women regardless of your race and ethnic background. It is also the most common cause of death from cancer in Hispanic females, second most common cause of death from cancer in white, black and asian/pacific islander females. Average age of breast cancer diagnosis in women is 61. Yes, breast cancer can happen in men,usually diagnosed between ages 60 – 70 years.

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Heart disease

Heart disease remains number one killer for men and women. Risk factors for heart disease include genetic risk factors, diabetes, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, extreme stress, depression, environmental risk factors such as smoking, air pollution.

Here’s what you can do –

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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

~ Thomas Edison