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Functional Medicine: The 21st century answer to disease prevention and management

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Functional Medicine |

Functional Medicine: The 21st century answer to disease prevention and management

Functional Medicine noun 1. medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs, usually involving systems of holistic or alternative medicine. Hippocrates had it right when he said, “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than what disease a person has.”  Functional medicine looks at the whole person and seeks to understand the root cause of the symptoms a person is experiencing.  Functional medicine practitioners are more interested in answering “why” the symptoms exist than naming the condition. This takes the current...

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Why Don’t Zebras Get Ulcers?

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Stress |

Why Don’t Zebras Get Ulcers?

Biologist Robert Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers poses a great question.  In fact, zebras don’t get ulcers, heart disease, diabetes or other chronic diseases.  So why is that when zebras have plenty of reasons to be stressed. They’re very existence depends on outrunning the lions.  So how is it that they handle stress better than humans? Unlike our friend the zebra, we often can’t outrun the stressful situations that are chasing us.  The zebra just has to outrun the slowest zebra and his stress is gone, because the lion will only eat one at a time.  If we never get to the...

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