functional medicine

The Amazing Benefits of Maca, and When Colors Matter

by Dr. Corey Schuler, MS, DC, CNS, LN
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If you’re new to the term “superfood,” you may not have heard about maca yet. A superfood is what it sounds like – a food with super nutritional properties. Maca is an herb, and it’s definitely a superfood you should be aware of because of its amazing benefits, and more are constantly being discovered.

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New Study Shows Omega 3s Make You Smart, Sugar Makes You Smrt

by Brad
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Beyond improving how you feel today and helping you avoid diseases in the future, eating well can also make you smarter. What’s not to like about that? In last week’s edition of the Journal of Physiology a group of UCLA researchers published results of a study on the effects of high-fructose corn syrup and Omega-3 fatty acids on the cognitive performance of rats. From the study the scientists concluded that a diet high in sugar, in as little as six weeks, could cause a significant decline in learning abilities and memory.

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Beat Seasonal Allergies Naturally

by Brad
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To my dismay, when cedar fever season came to Austin I was intensely surprised that I fell victim. There was no slow buildup. Nope. The bell rung, it met me at center ring, did a quick ‘one-two,’ and I was on my back looking for someone else to tap in. Not wanting to use pharmaceuticals, I had to discover how to beat these allergies naturally.

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Ponderings Inspired by My Diabetic Friend

by Brad
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What has to happen to make healthier eating easier and more accessible to the average person? What would it take to get those options into people’s hands as quickly and affordably? Is it possible to make changes significant enough that healthy food becomes the norm?

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I’m Gonna Fight Back

by Kelli
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The word “Remisson” usually inspires good thoughts, good feelings, and hope. On the other hand, the word “Relapse” often carries with it fear and worry.

I’ve just gotten hit with a relapse, and I’m already fighting back.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Research

by Kelli
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Doing research on your own will help you have good questions to ask your doctor, as well as give you an idea of options and possibilities.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Ask Questions

by Kelli
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Asking questions is a critical and continual process in being your own health advocate. Here are some tips for asking questions:

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Find a Good Doctor for You

by Kelli
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When it comes to selecting a healthcare provider, be sure to first get clarity with yourself about what characteristics are most important to helping you create a positive healthcare experience. By starting there, you will be more likely to find someone who meets your needs.

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Be Your Own Health Advocate: Take Charge of Your Health Care

by Kelli
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It’s tough to navigate the medical system these days. It’s a pretty intimidating world, from the grim-faced doctors, to the sterile environment of offices and hospitals, to insurance sticklers and financials concerns. That’s not to mention whatever’s ailing you in the first place.

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Nature wins again!

by Brad
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A Journal of Nutrition study showed that whole-grain rye bread got things moving again (you know what I mean) better than laxative drugs.

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Anxious About Anxiety?

by Kelli
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Brad asked me the other night why anxiety and depression are seemingly so widespread, including the use of prescription medication to manage their symptoms. We had been discussing my anxiety and depression and my recently-undertaken quest to wean myself off the two medications I currently take. We agreed that it seems to affect women more than men.

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A little (literally) food for thought

by Brad
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The U.S. uses 16 percent of its gross domestic product for health care and Americans spend just under 6 percent of their income on food.

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Prescriptions: Not real

by Brad
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So many of the issues that plague Americans could be cured – cured, not patched over – if they would stop to look at what is the root cause of the issue. And guess what…it almost always points back diet and nutrition. That’s why I want my food real.

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