Fountain Chapter 3

We must start with understanding the concept of a worldview.  Put simply, a worldview is one’s way of looking at reality.  It is how a person understands and what he or she believes about the basics of what is real.  We can choose to view reality from either a Biblical worldview or from a secular…

Sweet Supplements

Numerous supplements are proving to benefit diabetics and pre-diabetics in controlling their glucose control, however a list of supplements which might worsen glucose control garners little press.  Maybe the good guys need to step back for a moment and allow the guilty parties to stand alone in the spotlight.   Let’s take a moment to examine…

What do you get when you cross Indian spices with a cancer drug?

Functional medicine should have seen this one coming.  Researchers sat around thinking about how to get the anti-cancer spice, curcumin, into cancer cells to do their work.  Why not attach doxorubicin to curcumin and see if they would attack cancer cells? In this article researchers reported finding the administration of this new combination chemical would…

Elimination Diet

Eliminate the diet? Some may like the idea of an elimination diet…IF it means they can eliminate the idea of a diet.  Well…it all depends on what you mean by the word “diet”.  The functional medicine elimination diet is not focused on eliminating calories for weight loss.  Rather, it aims to eliminate trigger foods. Those foods causing illness.  By…

What Do Your Brain and Gut Talk about on a Date?

Functional MD’s tell some odd punch lines, like this one.  They talk about their bacterial neighbors of course.  Okay, not expecting any belly laughter on this one, but there is truth in this corny joke.  My staff at Sanctuary Functional Medicine are used to my bad jokes though. Researchers constantly find new interactions between our…

Why Functional Medicine Outperforms

By its nature functional medicine operates in a multitude of small offices across the world.  Countless physicians and other providers have awakened to the success of functional medicine.  The only downside to the grassroots movement is that, without large institutions or labor intensive networking, statistical proof is hard to come by.  The Institute for Functional…