1. What is Functional Medicine?
Answer: Functional Medicine is the type of medicine that we practice at Triad Of Health Family Healing Center.
Hot Flashes and night sweats are thyroid symptoms. The thyroid gland regulates body temperature. The adrenal glands use a hormone called aldosterone, a mineral corticoid, that regulates sodium and potassium levels in the blood stream. Sodium and potassium are also very important in order to regulate blood pressure. The renin / angiotensin system is dependent upon aldosterone. Angiotensin I is converted to Angiotensin II with the substance called renin in the distal renal tubules of the kidneys. This process can only take place when aldosterone are present in the right levels in the blood stream. This is the main system responsible for normal healthy blood pressure. Hot flashes and night sweats are a result of both thyroid and adrenal dysfunction.
symptoms of a major detoxification? Most of what we hear are rumors and philosophical opinions. As a San Rafael Functional Medicine Doctor, I would like to set the record straight on the subject of detoxification and healing. There is just too much confusion out there and we need to cut through all of the confusion and create some clarity. What is the science behind detoxification? How do you know whether or not the detoxification you are experiencing is healthy or unhealthy? Detoxification signs and symptoms may include skin rash, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, headaches and a number of other unpleasantries.
Triad Of Health Family Healing Center now holds regular thyroid workshops that are completely FREE. This means that people in the local and surrounding communities are able to come and learn about the options to the conventional model for thyroid disease. The conventional model offers patients only 3 ugly and frightening options:
Mouth and Stomach. As food is chewed, it is mixed with saliva which contains the carbohydrate-digesting enzyme ptyalin. The chewed mixture goes down the esophagus into the stomach. With the help of saliva, food is broken down into smaller particles, which increases the surface area for the digestive enzymes to act upon. A lot of a food’s energy and nutrients –as well as its flavors-cannot be released until its cells walls are broken down by chewing
We shall now lay out some Myths and Facts about Vegetarianism that come from the Weston A. Price Foundation. Here it goes.Myth: All the hungry could be fed if grazing land were cultivated for crops.
Truth: Only about eleven percent of the land on earth can be farmed, a percentage that cannot be increased without deforestation, irrigation, chemical fertilizers, and other destructive ecological practices.
Water is sacred. Literally. Water has been used in nearly all traditions and religions since the beginning of time for cleansing and purifying. One of the things that made ancient Rome and Greece so powerful was that they had developed a way to access running water throughout their ancient cities. They had a constant supply of water from which they were able to draw upon. In Rome, the water is still available to drink by the public just as it was several hundred years ago. It is truly amazing.
Cholesterol is needed to make:
Low cholesterol levels are related to a significantly increased risk of death from a variety of conditions and situations unrelated to heart disease, including, but not limited to, cancer, suicide, and accidents. You need cholesterol to make brain cells so with a cholesterol level that is too low we see brain hemmorhages, depression, suicide, etc.
Vitamin D is not a vitamin, it is actually a hormone that is made in the epidermal layer (the skin) when the skin is exposed to sunlight. With this in mind, many people who live in the Pacific Northwest or areas with very little sunlight do need Vitamin D supplementation or they need to go to a tanning salon in order to maintain good health.