Individuals with multiple symptoms in multiple body systems over months and years without beneficial answers from conventional medicine need something more. Functional MD’s like myself strive to provide such patients with paths to restoration, not by abandoning conventional medicine, but by applying the best of medical research to our patients. We are often accused of ordering too many tests,
I have said a million times that there is no perfect diet for everyone. Each person begins life wired differently, and individual persons need individualized nutrition. For that reason, I have not jumped on the ketogenic bandwagon like many who sound like it fixes everything. However, I have to admit this research is pretty intriguing.
Again we hear the call to heed the words of those before us bearing the gift of wisdom. A child will know that their parents have wisdom to offer by having lived under their care. Physicians should know where to seek medical wisdom by the tested fruits of the wise teachers in their field.
Curcumin rocks as an internet star with several million hits when searched. Even a short review of internet reports would make one think that curcumin is a miracle worker as the sites claim endless benefits for this herbal substance. While I am glad for anyone or anything to get well deserved attention,
A German children’s hospital tracked down the source of a outbreak of Klebsiella in their neonatal unit recently leading to trashing an energy efficient washing machine. Thankfully the infants were only colonized and none were infected by the potentially harmful bacteria. Normally any hospital laundry would be sanitized by special machines, but this wash was being used to wash the little boots and mittens which kept the infants warm.
The functional medicine world carries ill feelings towards a class of medications called the fluoroquinolones. These antibiotics include ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin among several others. They are known for their mitochondrial harm and many people say that these medications “floxed” them or call themselves “floxies” after the damage is done. I have seen a number with whom I agree that a fluoroquinolone was the probable cause of their chronic illness.
Day 12 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“Twelve Snapshots of My Abundant Life”
On this 12th and final day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas,” I wanted to share some images that help illustrate some of my ideas of the Abundant Life we talk about at SFM.
Day 11 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“Eleven Favorite Supplements”
“On this, the 11th Day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas,” we offer eleven video clips of some of Sanctuary’s favorite supplements. These all-stars stand out due to their ability to provide multiple benefits in one dose.
Day 10 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“Ten Creative Exercise Ideas to Get You Moving”
On the 10th day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Christmas,” we not only encourage you to do at least 10 minutes of exercise per day but provide 10 exercise ideas to fit into your weekly routine.
Day 9 of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Functional Christmas”
“9 Favorite Psalms”
“On this 9th day of “The 12 Days of a Sanctuary Christmas,” the staff at Sanctuary will be sharing some of their favorite Psalms. May your meditation upon these Psalms bless your season.
We encourage others to look to the Psalms for sources of mediation.