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Functional Medicine for Diabetes

A functional medicine approach for treating diabetes includes looking for root causes and treating holistically using lifestyle, diet, and appropriate supplementation.

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PCOS and Fatigue

Fatigue in women with PCOS can have multiple root causes including insulin resistance, hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies, anxiety, and more. Treatment for PCOS fatigue includes balancing blood sugar, working on sleep hygiene, and correcting nutrient deficiencies.

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Functional Medicine for ADHD

A functional medicine approach to treating ADHD may include improving gut health, removing food sensitivities, correcting nutrient deficiencies, and optimizing sleep.

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Gut Healing Protocol

Poor gut health impacts numerous conditions and may be a root cause of many symptoms. Functional medicine often uses a 5R protocol to heal the gut.

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Hashimoto's Functional Medicine

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid disease leading to progressive damage and inflammation of the thyroid gland. Functional medicine treatments include reducing inflammation, optimizing gut health, and reducing stress levels via a personalized approach.

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Functional Medicine for Autoimmune Disease

A functional medicine approach to treating autoimmune disease includes assessing and improving gut health, reducing inflammation, and calming the immune response while supporting the body as a whole.

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Resveratrol for Hair Loss

Resveratrol is a powerful antioxidant that may help reduce hair loss and support new hair growth by lowering inflammation, androgens, and insulin levels. It is important to address the root cause of your hair loss when supplementing with Resveratrol.

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Ashwagandha for PCOS

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that helps the body respond to stress and supports normal hormone production. It may help women with PCOS by balancing cortisol levels, lowering blood sugar, reducing anxiety, and supporting thyroid health.

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Horrible Insomnia Before Period

Many women struggle with insomnia before their period begins. A common root cause is low progesterone levels and treatment options can include Bioidentical progesterone, lifestyle changes to restore ovulation, lowering stress, and sleep hygiene.

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Case Study: Thyroid

This case study reflects a member's experience at Root with names and details modified for privacy.

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MD/DO Led Care is a Game Changer

Why do you want your functional medicine care to be led by a MD/DO physician and what’s the difference?

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PCOS Functional Medicine

Conventional treatment of PCOS often leaves women feeling frustrated and dissatisfied. A functional approach to PCOS includes a detailed assessment, lab work, and addressing lifestyle, gut health and inflammation.

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What's Our Secret Sauce?

Learn why Root's approach to wellness works.

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Magnesium for Period Cramps

Magnesium if an essential mineral that has been studied to reduce the severity of period cramps, especially when paired with vitamin B6. This may help reduce alleviate PMS symptoms and period cramps in the 90% of women that suffer.

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Functional Medicine for Anxiety

A functional medicine plan for anxiety looks for root causes including poor gut health, hormone imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, and nutrient deficiencies. Treatments are individualized and may include functional gut & hormone testing, diet changes, and proper supplementation.

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Member Story

Root can help you transform the way that you feel. We’d like to share the following member story as an example of how lives have changed in our membership. (Names and details modified for privacy)

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IBS Functional Medicine

A functional medicine plan for IBS finds the root causes of your symptoms and may include interventions like a low-FODMAP diet, treating bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), using probiotics, and targeted lifestyle changes.

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Best Vitamins for Gut Health

Vitamins play crucial role in maintaining a strong gut lining, promoting bowel regularity, and reducing inflammation. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Feeling Wired

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.