How to Activate the Vagus Nerve
The main role of your vagus nerve is to help the body “rest and digest.” You can can activate your vagus nerve to calm the body and improve your response to stress with with certain daily practices including yoga, deep breathing, singing, and meditation.
Best Vitamins for Gut Health
Vitamins play crucial role in maintaining a strong gut lining, promoting bowel regularity, and reducing inflammation.
Bone Broth for Gut Health
Bone broth is a healing beverage known to contain collagen, gelatin, glutamine, and various minerals. It has been used for centuries as a nourishing food that soothes and heals the gut lining.
Perimenopause Anxiety in the Morning
Perimenopause is a time period of drastic hormonal shifts that may lead to mood symptoms, like anxiety. A supportive lifestyle to include relaxation techniques, exercise, and sleep hygiene is essential to improve symptoms.
Common causes of feeling wired include high cortisol, low progesterone, poor sleep, and thyroid dysfunction. Treatments include eating the right foods, stress management, sleep hygiene, supplements, and getting the right labs drawn.
Hypothyroidism and IBS
If you have IBS, you may be more likely to also have hypothyroidism. One small study found that 19 percent of people with IBS also had a thyroid disorder.
Hashimoto's vs. Graves'
Hashimoto’s and Graves’ are both autoimmune disorders affecting the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your neck. In both of these conditions, the body creates differing antibodies that attack and damage the thyroid gland.
Supplements for Hashimoto's
Foundational lifestyle changes, like eating an anti-inflammatory diet, getting adequate sleep, and managing stress, are instrumental in treating this condition. However, we also see patient success when using certain supplements for Hashimoto’s like zinc/selenium, antioxidants, vitamin D, and probiotics.
Anxiety and Hormone Balance
Imbalances in progesterone, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and vitamin D may all cause or worsen your anxiety. Treatment of these imbalances may include diet, lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and/or medication when needed.
Announcement: Root has expanded nationwide
If you've ever Googled, "functional medicine doctor near me” you know that finding a functional medicine provider can be challenging. Your search just got easier because Root® is expanding nationwide!
Cost of Functional Medicine
Functional medicine costs across the board nationally range from single visits at $300 to programs costing more than $10,000.
Vitamin D levels: What is optimal and how much do you need?
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to many problems system-wide and is a huge cause of fatigue, immune issues, joint problems, and mood disturbances. This article reviews what levels of vitamin d are considered optimal and how much vitamin d to supplement.
Functional Medicine Weight Loss
By using a root cause approach, functional medicine allows a practitioner and client to work together to dig deeper into a health issue and treat the condition holistically.
Normal Thyroid Levels But Still Have Hypothyroid Symptoms?
using TSH only misses the mark because it’s not measuring actual thyroid hormone levels. TSH doesn’t tell us how well thyroid hormones T4 and T3 are being produced and then converted to its active form (T3)
Types of PCOS
the four types of PCOS: insulin resistance, adrenal, post-pill, and inflammatory.
Fatigue is a common complaint among women during perimenopause. In fact, nearly 50 percent of perimenopausal women report fatigue compared to only 20 percent of premenopausal women
Treating SIBO Naturally
Treating SIBO naturally involves identifying and addressing the root causes of this condition to ensure effective treatment and reduce the risk of recurrence.
Functional Medicine Elimination Diet
An elimination diet is a short-term diet aimed to identify food sensitivities. Unlike food allergies, food sensitivities often develop over time and may cause a wide variety of symptoms
PCOS and Endometriosis
PCOS and endometriosis are two chronic conditions that affect 10 to 20 percent of women. Both of these conditions can cause irregular periods, infertility, and hormone imbalances. While it is not common, it is possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis.
Magnesium for PCOS
Magnesium has various benefits for individuals with PCOS like reducing insulin resistance and testosterone levels, lowering anxiety, improving sleep, and preventing migraines.
Migraines and PCOS
migraines and PCOS share many common root causes. For example, hormone imbalances, low serotonin levels, and insulin resistance may trigger migraines.
Low FODMAP Prebiotic
Prebiotics are a group of nutrients that feed your beneficial gut bacteria. However, prebiotics are high in FODMAPs which may cause bloating, gas, and other digestive symptoms in certain individuals. In these cases, we recommend our low-FODMAP prebiotic supplement
Our favorite SIBO probiotic contains three different strains of spore-based probiotics for optimal results. These bacillus strains may produce enzymes that facilitate digestion, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, and significantly benefit the immune system.
In this article, we’ll discuss our top five PCOS foods that we recommend. PCOS foods should be balanced with protein, fat, and carb and include high fiber carbs. They should also contain important nutrients such as Omega 3s, zinc, and magnesium.
PCOS Hair Loss
High androgen levels are the most common cause for PCOS hair loss. Different types of androgens include testosterone, androstenedione, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S).