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b2ap3_thumbnail_ChronicIllnessCure.jpgSource: Huff Post, Healthy Living

Author: Deborah J. Cornwall

Do you suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions? When multiple body systems that are supposed to work automatically don't work as they should and create a plethora of potentially disabling symptoms.

Functional Medicine offers a potential way of accelerating the diagnostic process.

"Functional medicine is an approach to patient care that looks beyond symptoms to define and treat the causes of debilitating chronic illnesses. It's focused less on individual symptoms and body parts than on learning which of the patient's biological processes aren't working, and why. As a result, it's particularly well suited to stubborn, complex medical conditions."

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Posted by on in Healthcare

b2ap3_thumbnail_ChronicIllnessCure.jpgSource: Huff Post, Healthy Living

Author: Deborah J. Cornwall

Do you suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions? When multiple body systems that are supposed to work automatically don't work as they should and create a plethora of potentially disabling symptoms.

Functional Medicine offers a potential way of accelerating the diagnostic process.

"Functional medicine is an approach to patient care that looks beyond symptoms to define and treat the causes of debilitating chronic illnesses. It's focused less on individual symptoms and body parts than on learning which of the patient's biological processes aren't working, and why. As a result, it's particularly well suited to stubborn, complex medical conditions."

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The truth is, there’s no universal answer. So many factors contribute to safe amounts of mercury: individual’s age, weight, pregnancy status and more. The healthy omega-3 fatty acids in seafood benefits us all. 

The Environmental Working Group has created a great Seafood Calculator and Good Seafood Guide – to help people like you shop for fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury, higher in omega-3 fatty acids and sustainably produced.

"This interactive tool offers people critical details about seafood safety – details that are missing from the draft guidance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, which recently recommended that pregnant and nursing women increase their fish consumption to eight to 12 ounces of seafood per week and encouraged young children to eat fish twice a week."

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Type2Diabetes.jpgSource: Post Independent

Scott Rollins, Integrate Your Health, Free Press Health Columnist

"The health care paradigm is shifting. Many physicians are changing the way they practice, analyzing the systems that keep us “healthy” and focusing on the root cause of disease instead of just treating the symptoms. Applying a holistic lens to our patients, we are also integrating complementary and alternative therapies to help them achieve wellness. This is the essence of what is called “functional medicine.” "


In this article we take a closer look at Type 2 Diabetes and how Functional Medicine can come "to the rescue." This short and sweet summary of how to best manage ones diabetes covers everything from evaluating to treating patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Functional Medicine really gets to the root of the disease. As the article mentions, "Patient behavior is more important than anything else and we can’t gloss over some of what I call “keys to great health,” including mental attitude, eating healthy, exercising regularly, getting plenty of restful sleep, and managing stress."

Read the entire article here to understand how Functional Medicine is the solution to Type 2 Diabetes. Evaluating, examining, treating, and monitoring under the lens of Functional Medicine is what is done at 3rd Opinion (Willmar, MN). For more information on treatment options for Type 2 Diabetes in Willmar, MN please contact our office (320) 347-1212. 

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Health Column: Focusing on root causes of diseaseb2ap3_thumbnail_MedicalSolutions.jpg

Source: Post Independent. GJ Free Press health columnist Scott Rollins, M.D., is board certified with the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

This Health Column from Post Independent talks about the health care paradigm and how it is shifting. Many physicians are in fact changing the way they practice "medicine". 

"Applying a holistic lens to our patients, we are also integrating complementary and alternative therapies to help them achieve wellness. This is the essence of what is called 'functional medicine'."

Read this article (CLICK HERE), to find out Function Medicine comes to the rescue to evaluate and treat patients. Examining the "why" of the issue - examining and emphasizing the patient's role in their own health is the root of Functional Medicine.

Do you want to know the "Keys to Great Health"? Read Dr. Rollins perspective and gain insight on how your behavior can affect your health more than anything else. 

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