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Conditions We Treat

Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disorders

Over 80 autoimmune disorders exist, including Crohn's disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Diabetes. Autoimmune disorders describe conditions in which the immune system attacks other tissues, systems and organs of the body. This is abnormal response is a consequence of chronic systemic inflammation, which weakens the immune system’s ability to differentiate between foreign invaders and healthy tissue. In turn, the immune system mistakenly attacks all bodily tissues. To treat autoimmune disorders, the trigger that aggravates the immune system—foods, toxins, infections—needs to be identified and removed.

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Hormone Imbalances

Hormones are the messengers of our bodies. They communicate with all of our organs and ensure proper function. 

When hormone levels are abnormal, it can lead to a host of serious health problems in other bodily systems, including inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia and more. 

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Weight Management

The CDC estimated 93.3 million American adults were obese in 2015-2016. Overweight and obesity increase a person’s chance of developing more than 20 adverse health conditions. Oftentimes, there are obscure underlying factors leading to weight gain or. Likewise, a person who is experiencing a weight loss plateau despite seemingly doing everything right might have additional factors they need to consider.

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Food allergies, Sensitivities and Gut Health

Food allergies and sensitivities are different. A food allergy is when a person has exposure to a food and they break out in hives and have an allergic reaction. Food sensitivity occurs when a person eats a food they are sensitive to and it causes an immune and inflammatory response, which causes insulin resistance.


Although most people eat foods they are sensitive to every day, they don’t realize it.

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Fatigue

Exhaustion and low energy are often a result of abnormalities on the insides. While it is normal to feel tired occasionally when overworked, stressed or not getting enough sleep, chronic fatigue is an warning symptom from the body that something is not right, and may progress to worsening conditions if untreated.

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Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders are conditions that affect the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the front of the neck. The thyroid has important roles to regulate numerous metabolic processes and hormones throughout the body, and therefore affects the function of nearly every organ. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary gland and hypothalamus; malfunction of these organs can also affect thyroid function and cause imbalances. Learn more about how we can alleviate symptoms of the following thyroid disorders.

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ADD and ADHD

A National Survey of Children’s Health from 2003-2011 reported that 3.5 million children (69%) were taking medication for ADHD. Children with ADHD are extraordinarily smart and imaginative and will thrive with the correct treatment. Help your child boost confidence, improve behavior, and make home life easier for the family without the use of medications.

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