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Dr AF-Functional Medicine

Thrive Carolinas / Dr AF-Functional Medicine

Exercise and Brain Health

[caption id="attachment_4816" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Amy Fletcher[/caption] As we age maintaining a sharp mind gains increasing priority. We devote a lot of time focusing on optimal nutrition, gut health, immune support, and chronic disease prevention. Over the past several decades, our understanding of the brain and neurocognitive health has dramatically expanded. We are becoming more aware of the key factors that help determine the health of the brain. One of the most important factors for optimal brain health is a compound known as BDNF. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, is a primary brain protein or neurotrophin that directly influences brain function as well as peripheral nerve function and mental health. One way to think about BDNF is as a “brain fertilizer”. It helps to optimize how your brain works...

What Questions To Ask Your Functional Medicine Provider?

Questions for Functional Medicine Practitioners Is getting to the root cause of your health issue a goal of yours? Our Functional Providers are all certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine and believe in delivering a whole-health approach towards healing. If you're interested in becoming a patient of Thrive's or consulting with a functional medicine provider here 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 treating my condition(s)? Please describe your Functional Medicine training. Do you take insurance? Or are you a cash practice? What are the main...

Cruciferous Vegetables

One of the best things you can do to improve your overall health is to start making small changes in your diet. 2021 brings a new year and an increased motivation to participate in cleaner eating, detox programs, and new exercise plans.   We all know that eating fruits and vegetables is a foundation aspect of a healthy diet and lifestyle.  Unfortunately, only about 1 in 10 Americans consume the recommended 5-9 servings of these foods a day.   Despite the mounting evidence of the health benefits of including these in your diet, the vast majority of us are falling short. Making a small change in just this area of your health can have big results!   One easy place to start is to expand the variety...

Mindfully Detox Your Life

“Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew   Detoxing is not solely related to nutrition. The act of mindfully detoxing should involve all aspects of your life.  From letting go of what no longer serves you, to creating space for more things that bring joy into your life - mindfully detoxing your life is a wonderful act of self-respect.  There are many ways to create space for renewal as you embrace this new decade with a healthier you. Focus on one small area of each of these steps over the next month and you will be on your way!   Mental Detox: Mediation has such a profound effect on the body and mind. Countless research studies support...

Monday Motivation: Detox Your Life

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