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Combo of Insufficient Sleep and Physical Activity Tied to Mortality Risks

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 9 July 2021
Combo of Insufficient Sleep and Physical Activity Tied to Mortality Risks
Sedentary people who also sleep poorly have a significantly higher risk of all-cause, cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality than those with just one of these risk factors or neither, a UK study suggests. Researchers examined data on 380,055 participants (mean age 55.9 years) in the UK Biobank study who had baseline data on moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as well as composite sleep scores based on chronotype, sleep duration, insomnia, snoring, and daytime sleepiness. Rese...
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A Functional Medicine Approach to Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 4 July 2021
A Functional Medicine Approach to Cancer
Functional medicine empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working collaboratively to address the root causes of disease. It is an emerging, personalized model of diagnosis and treatment that better addresses the need to prevent and manage chronic disease. In a word, it is the medicine of WHY, not WHAT. Functional Medicine doctors are like soil farmers. They create a healthy soil, so pests can't come and weeds can't flourish. A healthy soi...
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The DUTCH test meausures your sex and stress hormones

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 26 June 2021
The DUTCH test meausures your sex and stress hormones
The Dutch Hormone Test tests reproductive and adrenal hormones, as well as melatonin and oxidative stress. It is an effective, evidence-based way by which to understand the root causes of your symptoms and begin to create a treatment pathway to return you to health. Common symptoms women experience at different times in their lives include: exhaustion
abnormal menstruation (heavy/painful periods)
PMS
headaches
decreased sex drive
bloating
mood swings
anxiety and depression
breast t...
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Functional Testing to discover the root cause of the disease

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 June 2021
Functional Testing to discover the root cause of the disease
Conventional medical testing like conventional medicine addresses acute, advanced illnesses that have already manifested themselves. As a result, vague and undiagnosed symptoms may go on for monthsor even yearsbefore a chronic condition fully develops. Conventional testing and evaluation does not take into account the many individual factors that lead to disease. Diet, stress, and lifestyle are rarely discussed or evaluatedor even considered relevant in making a diagnosis. The truth is th...
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What is the meaning of functional medicine?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 23 June 2021
What is the meaning of functional medicine?
Functional medicine has long been guided by six core principles: 1. An understanding of the biochemical individuality of each human being based on the concepts of genetic and environmental uniqueness 2. Awareness of the evidence that supports a patient-centered rather than a disease-centered approach to treatment 3.Search for a dynamic balance among the internal and external body, mind, and spirit 4.Familiarity with the web-like interconnections of internal physiological factors 5...
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Associations

  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia