Functional Medicine Juneau

Are Nutritional Supplements Safe?

I see this a lot in the news and social media: Are nutritional supplements safe? They are a cornerstone of my practice and something I use very often with my clients to improve their health. Recently there has been a lot of shots fired at the supplement market by mainstream medicine. How do your supplements stack up? The FDA found …

The Telegraph System! The Nervous System

The Telegraph System! The Nervous System If you were lucky enough to born at the right time, you remember watching Schoolhouse Rock while eating your Cheerio’s and watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. They were great! They taught us about history, economics, and yes – Even chiropractic (though I didn’t know it at the time!) Take a talk down memory lane, …

Are High Heels Bad?

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic on “The Doctors”

Upper Cervical Chiropractic on “The Doctors” When I was in Chiropractic College at Life University, I was lucky enough to have the inventor of Atlas Orthogonal as an instructor. Later in my student career I became an intern at his clinic. Dr. Roy W. Sweat and his Dr. Matthew Sweat have been teaching this extraordinary technique for almost 2 generations. The …

Herbs That Can Help You Quit Smoking

There Are Several Herbs That Can Help You Quit Smoking! We all know that smoking is not a healthy habit. I recently learned that the creators of the nicotine patch found that 80% of US smokers want to quit, but their addiction is stronger. Here are several herbs with a traditional reputation for helping people quit smoking. These herbs exert …

Understanding Your Homocysteine Lab Test

Understanding Your Homocysteine Lab Test If you asked to have your homocysteine level checked with the rest of your lab work, you were probably told it is “fine.” Don’t be so sure. You could be at risk for heart disease and not know it.  Let’s talk about what could possibly save your life. Most lab results will indicate that a …

Brain-Nervous System/Immune System Connection

I great write up by our friend Dr. Carl Moe at Tree of Life Chiropractic in Redmond, WA. BRAIN-NERVOUS SYSTEM-IMMUNE SYSTEM CONNECTION Dr. Robert Ader, psychologist at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, performed the key experiments to prove the brain-nervous system-immune  system connection. The following summarizes the essential evidence of the connection between the brain, the nervous system, and …

Chiropractic & Early Beginnings

Chiropractic & Early Beginnings A recent article in EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing entitled “The Chiropractic Care of Infants with Breastfeeding Difficulties”. Based on case reports and studies gathered over the past 50 years, chiropractors have been addressing breastfeeding difficulties by detecting problems in the upper neck, skull and jaw. Injuries that occurred during birth trauma and were …