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    Denise Clark

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    Lyme Disease

May is Lyme disease awareness month and it’s perfect timing to think about prevention as the weather warms up and people spend more time outdoors. Before you go out in the woods this spring and fall it’s important to take measures to prevent tick bites and to always check yourself thoroughly once home. What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans primarily through the bites of infected blacklegged ticks ...
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    Steve Parcell

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    Low Testosterone

How Testosterone Replacement Therapy Has Evolved Over Time Male menopause, low testosterone (low t) and testicular hypofunction all refer to the fact that male testosterone levels are low. The cause may be different, but the treatment is the same. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy (BHRT) and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) also mean the same thing, at least in the United States because synthetic testosterone drugs can damage t...
  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

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    Naturopathic Medicine

Functional medicine is very similar to naturopathic training. Emphasis is placed on the cause of disease rather than ways of masking symptoms. Functional medicine is also very personalized and aims to examine the underlying biochemical and physiologic terrain. Laboratory testing is a primary feature of this type of medicine. Functional medicine is really the same thing is naturopathic medicine, and it’s known that functional medicine tests are ...
  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

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    Naturopathic Medicine

A common question that integrative and holistically minded practices are often asked is whether or not functional medicine is covered by insurance. Functional medicine is a style of practice that typically includes extensive testing. See our post about the difference between integrative and functional medicine for an in-depth explanation. The business model of a functional medicine practice does not integrate well with the conventional insuran...
  • Posted By:

    Steve Parcell

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    Naturopathic Medicine

Functional medicine is a style of medicine that looks at the underlying causes of disease by performing detailed and personalized testing. It's a style of practice, not a treatment. While there’s nothing particularly unique about functional medicine, it’s highly targeted and personalized if done correctly. The goal of functional medicine is to find the underlying causes of disease, illness, and feeling unwell. Learn about the difference be...