The Functional Perspective Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, from a functional perspective...

Combating Autoimmunity Naturally

Combating Autoimmunity Naturally Are you ready to reach your optimal health? Do you want to regain your vitality?  Have you been begging for your issues to be truly heard? What is stopping you from getting the help you deserve? According to The American Autoimmune...

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The Dangers of Candida

The Dangers of Candida Did you know that ancient Romans discovered yeast without knowing it? In fact, they learned that dough left in the sun can be "revived" after adding the sugar! Did you know yeast has been used for the process of making beer and wine thousands of...

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Building a Healthy Microbiome

We are so excited to bring our Start Smart series to the Nacogdoches Public Library! This will be a fun event to explore the "good bugs" and "bad bugs" with kids.   Gut health and the microbiome are complicated things to understand but we will be reading a fun...

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Essential Oils 101

Essential Oils - 101 Did you know essential oils have been healing people of all cultures around the world for centuries? Did you know 5,000 pounds of rose petals are required to distill 1 pound of pure rose oil, making it one of the most precious and expensive oils...

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Heal Your Child Summit – 2018

I am super excited to be able to share the following information with you!  Our children are now sicker than we are - over 50% of the children in the United States has a chronic illness and over 45% of those have multiple illnesses!  This MUST stop! In order for that...

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Autism Awareness – A Functional Health Approach

Living Well with Autism Did you know that in 2014, approximately 1 in every 68 children were identified as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?  Today that number is even more disturbing 🙁   How about that this prevalence is more common in boys than girls, with 1...

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Super Food, Super You!

You Are What You Eat! This phrase can be taken quite literally. Our body’s fuel source is the food we eat and if we are not paying proper attention to this, we put ourselves in the position of struggling to THRIVE in our daily lives.  The validity of scientific...

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Hacking Your Health: Thyroid Myths & Making Sense of Labs

Did your last test results convey that you fall in the normal range but you can't help but feel that something isn't right? Are you tired of being told everything is normal yet you feel horrible? Guess what! You are not alone! Today we're going to talk about one of...

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Celiac Disease and Fertility Problems

If you’ve been trying to have a baby, celiac disease and fertility problems may be standing in your way. It may be hard to believe but celiac disease, which causes an allergy to gluten, can actually lead to fertility problems in both men and women. The exact reasons...

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Foods That Can Help Boost Your Immune System

A number of foods have been found to benefit the immune system in a range of ways. One group of foods is thought to reduce inflammation in the body, leading to less wear and tear on all your bodily systems, including your immune system. Adding anti-inflammatory foods...

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How Probiotics Can Help Your Immune System

By now, almost everyone has heard of probiotics, the active cultures in a range of dairy products such as yogurt, some cheeses and kefir, and in fermented foods such as miso, kimchi and sauerkraut. Most of these are tasty additions to our diet that can also help...

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Myths and Facts About Boosting Your Immune System

There are a lot of theories on how to boost the immune system to ward off diseases, particularly in reference to cold and flu season, when people are most concerned with avoiding illness when everyone around them seems to be sick. But is there any truth in these...

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New Link Found Between the Brain and Your Immune System

A new study has just revealed a startling hidden connection between the brain and the immune system. Researchers always assumed that there was no lymph system in the brain. Now they have discovered lymphatic pathways hidden deep inside the brain that can help explain...

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Stress and Your Immune System

Stress is a normal part of modern daily life, but most people are not aware of the negative consequences of stress on their health--until it is too late. Some people are able to cope with stress better than others, while others take practical steps to reduce their...

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Success Strategies for Boosting Your Immune System

Many over the counter products, vitamins and supplements claim to help improve your health, but the best strategies for boosting your immune system involve a number of simple strategies anyone can follow through with. Some of the best success strategies to boost your...

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The Effect of Alcohol on Your Immune System

Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and 'enjoy themselves'. However, recent studies are starting to give us a clearer picture of just how harmful alcoholic beverages can be to our...

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