Functional Medicine

Vibrant Wellness-GUT-PAC Lab Testing for the Microbiome

Vibrant Wellness-GUT-PAC Lab Testing for the Microbiome

Why does the microbiome matter? The microbiome in our gut contains 2 to 3 pounds of bacteria, but what impact does this have on our health? http://medicine.emory.edu/research/interest-groups-research-teams/microbiome/index.html Bacteria are critical for health and play an important role in: -Human physiology -Immune system development -Digestion and detoxification reaction -Enzyme production and utilization -Vitamin synthesis -Protection from […]

Leaky Gut Triggers

By: Mary Beth Gudewicz CNTP, MNT You may have heard the term “leaky gut” used at The Healing Center as a diagnosis and still don’t understand what it truly means.  It sounds like a catch term about conditions that people can’t really give you a clear picture.  So let me break it down for you.  […]

What is Functional Medicine?

Posted by Michal Cooling, CNTP Many people don’t know what Functional Medicine even is, or why we speak of it so highly. Here are 7 Reasons Why Functional Medicine Rocks by Frank Lipman: You’re not sleeping well. Your belly seems perpetually upset. Your nose is stuffed up and, to top it off, you’re feeling down. […]

Abdominal Pain, Fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhea: Could your symptoms be from Small Intestinal Bacteria Overgrowth (SIBO)?

By Jessica Yoches, CNTP  October 1, 2014 The importance of healthy digestion is known to be a crucial component for overall health, as is the balance of microbes in the gut between good, gut friendly bacteria and “bad” or pathogenic bacteria.  Large amounts of gut friendly bacteria reside in the large intestine carrying out vital […]

Inflammation…Good or Bad?

Inflammation…..Good or Bad? Inflammation can be classified as either acute inflammation, which occurs over seconds, minutes, hours, and days, or chronic inflammation, which occurs over longer period of time. Inflammation is part of the body’s immune system. It is the body’s normal, biological response when something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body. […]

Boost Your Immune System!!!

Written by Katherine M. Coleman, M.N.T. Through strengthening your immune system and therefore building your resistance in the midst of cold and flu season you attain the ability to ward off disease. The inability to do so is the result of a weakened immune system. It is this lack of resistance that causes individuals to […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Let’s start with the definition given by the Mayo Clinic.  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating gas, diarrhea and constipation. Despite these uncomfortable signs and symptoms, IBS doesn’t cause permanent damage to your […]

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What is Functional Medicine?

Have you been from doctor to doctor in our Western culture’s medical community but still have no relief for what is causing you distress? Functional medicine may be what you have been searching for. By definition, functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic […]

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