Patients often ask whether their stress might be directly changing them physically; I always answer yes, and describe how our emotional and spiritual state interlaces with our physical condition. While they may be apparently distinct, both play an integral role in both good and bad health. Because of this, we at Sanctuary always pay careful attention to both as we care for their health needs.
The concept of cancer cells living off sugar has grown in recent years from just a functional medicine legend into mainstream science. Apparently, cancer does more than just grab a few morsels of glucose from the bloodstream like other cells. Scientists uncovered mechanisms by which mouse leukemia cells diverted glucose away from the body’s other cells,
Each year hundreds of millions of dollars are being poured into Alzheimer’s disease research and countless families are affected as a loved one begins the apparently irreversible downhill trajectory of this degenerative disease. Lives are being lost to this relentless thief. Are we any closer to discerning this thief’s entry points? Have we gained insight into how to contain this enemy?
Our child had been sick for months, the slightest virus was a trial of strength, allergies amplified existent developmental challenges, and going outside was a dream from six months prior. We began to realize that each successive allergy and illness was sweeping away weeks of hard-earned progress. Could the functional medicine approach help our child?
As we celebrate the wonderful gift of motherhood to our families, we wanted to share this special discount by 23 and Me.
As a functional MD, I utilize genetic testing like this and from other companies to guide my care in our comprehensive program. Genetic testing often uncovers otherwise inexplicable symptoms or reactions to therapies.
No doubt about it, we live in a toxic world. Our clinic treats countless different toxic conditions from metals to mold to synthetic organic toxins. From National Geographic and BBC nature documentaries, I knew that various wildlife could produce some pretty nasty toxins as well, but this story grabbed my attention. A fish tank threatened this family’s lives during a simple cleaning process.
At one of the most confusing, difficult times in my life Dr. Eric Potter brought the hope and answers I needed. When we first met and he opened our appointment with prayer I knew I had found the perfect doctor for me. He was empathetic and listened carefully to every symptom I was feeling. He was devoted to digging deeper and finding the root cause to whatever was causing the problems I was facing.
My husband and I have been unable to have a child in our nine years of marriage. We have been on a long journey to figure out the cause of infertility. Along the way, we have learned that I am dealing with painful endometriosis and something called MTHFR.
I sought answers from my primary care physicians,
My story started in February 2016 when I experienced severe diarrhea, cramping, and jaundice. I was always curious about functional medicine, as I started the journey to figuring out what was wrong with me by visiting a GI doc at Nashville-based St. Thomas
Do you remember reading stories when you were a young child?
Better yet, do you remember being read to as a young child and being enthralled in a story that was exciting and had a great ending?
Our lives tell so many stories; some good and some not so good. My oh my,