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Category: Dr AF-Functional Medicine

Monday Motivation | Bug Spray

It’s that time of year in the South when the mosquitos are overly aggressive. We’re reaching for that bug spray to keep them away, but do we ever wonder what we’re spraying on our body? Dr. Amy Fletcher shares her tips about choosing bug spray in this week’s Monday Motivation.  

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep

Suggestions for Better Sleep Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine  MINIMIZE OR AVOID STIMULANTS Avoid alcohol within 3 hours of bedtime. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages or foods after 2 pm; if sensitive to caffeine, avoid it after 12 noon. Avoid Sudafed or other decongestant cold medicines at night. Some medications may have stimulating effects. Complete […]

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness

Power of Rest in Creating Optimal Health and Wellness Courtesy of the Institute of Functional Medicine Rest is one of the most important factors for creating wellness.  Restorative activities can include mental, physical, and/or emotional activities that help to promote resilience.  Particularly if you are under chronic stress, restful activities can break the cycle of […]

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners   Below are some questions that you may consider asking a clinician who practices Functional Medicine: How would you describe your practice? Do you work with other clinicians – Nutrition Professionals, Health Coach, etc.? Do you have any information you could send me about your practice? Do you have experience […]

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset

Your Health is Your Most Valuable Asset   You can expect to spend a lot more time when you visit a Functional Medicine practitioner than you would with a conventional provider.  You can also expect to do a lot of talking, as a large part of Functional Medicine is exploring your detailed personal and family […]

Monday Motivation: The Case Against Cola

A 20 oz Cola has 17 tsp of sugar and is associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.     The caramel coloring is linked to cancer and vascular abnormalities. Drinking diet Cola can cause a 2-fold reduction in kidney function. If that is not enough maybe hearing some other uses […]

Monday Motivation: The Truth about Sunscreen

It’s beach season, and we’re all looking to protect our skin with Sunscreen. Listen to Dr. Amy Fletcher discuss what types of ingredients to look for when buying that next bottle.  

More Than Weight Management

More Than Weight Management

More Than Weight Management Many people who struggle to lose weight no matter what they are doing often find out that they have a problem with their thyroid not producing enough hormone. T3 and T4 are both produced by the thyroid and have significant effects on overall health. However, hypothyroidism does not always present with […]

Monday Motivation | Dr. Fletcher’s Best Reads for Personal Health

Dr. Fletcher shares her top reads for personal health    

The Many Benefits of Eggs

The Many Benefits of Eggs

Dr. Amy Fletcher discusses the many benefits of including Eggs in your diet!