LifeWorks Integrative Health is your resource for premier root cause-based medicine, also known as functional medicine. Functional medicine represents a return to the roots of the modern scientific-based approach to health and wellness, where the practitioner continues asking why the disease is occurring rather than only what medication or treatment can affect the symptoms.
Diabetes: Cause and Cure on the End of Your Fork
There are not many situations where the cause and the cure are wrapped in the same package, but when it comes to diabetes, the foods we consume are both the cause of diabetes and the cure for it. Yet the diabetes statistics continue to soar.
Hypochlorhydria, or low stomach acid, is arguably the most common GI condition in the US. It may seem small and inconsequential. It may seem silly to even put a name to it. But, it hides. It lurks, and it worsens. It is far too often ignored and disregarded. But it is the source, the cause,
GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS: SYMPTOMS AND NATURAL SOLUTIONS
It is estimated that approximately 700,000 gallbladders are removed each year. It is now rivaling hysterectomies in the number of procedures performed each year. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is a cholecystectomy. The frequency of this surgery is up from 500,000, on average, the years prior to the laparoscopic technique being introduced in the 1990’s.
SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth is a hot topic the holistic health world, and for good reason. It is the missed cause of many people’s GI distress and gaining popularity as people find relief from long-term GI issues. The symptoms of SIBO look like many other common GI issues and therefore can be passed off as other things.
What is IBD?
IBD is Inflammatory Bowel Disease which is caused by inflammation in the GI tract thought to be from an autoimmune reaction where the body is attacking it’s own tissue. Approximately 1 in 350 people worldwide have IBD. IBD is more serious and less common than IBS even though symptoms can be the same.
Millennials are taking over. Don’t be alarmed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the facts. In 2016, it was announced that the millennial population surpassed the Baby Boomer generation as the largest generation in the United States with upwards of 75 million millennials, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. That number has now crept up near 85 million,
Magnesium deficiency is considered by many to be an epidemic affecting up to 90 percent of Americans. Only about 25 percent of Americans get the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of magnesium, while 55 percent are below the RDA, and 20 percent are significantly below the RDA.
The reasons for this quiet deficiency include diet,
Have you gone to the doctor because you didn’t feel well and after lab results are back you hear, “Everything is normal?”
We’re here to tell you that if you don’t feel well, then your lab results are lying. Now, it’s not actually the labs that are lying, it’s the interpretation of the lab results that can look fine to the unsuspecting eye of many doctors,
“Inflammation when left unchecked can be downright ugly when it comes to chronic degenerative diseases”
– Dr. Matt Gianforte, LifeWorks Integrative Health
Someone asked us recently, what’s the “bread and butter” of what you do? What we do really comes down to inflammation. It’s the root, the cause and the driving force behind most of the pain and chronic diseases that are inhibiting people’s quality of life.