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Category: Functional and Integrative Medicine

Monday Motivation: Qi Gong and Breast Cancer – The Power of Movement

  All or most disease according to traditional Chinese medicine comes from blockage or stagnation of the body’s fluids, lymph flow, energy, breath, food, thoughts and emotional issues from the mind. All of these fall under the term “Qi” which is loosely translated as “life force, vapor, steam, and energy”. Most of the Chinese medicine […]

The Power of A Second Opinion

The Power of A Second Opinion

The Power of A Second Opinion by Dr. Nancy Palermo Lietz, MD Caroline was a healthy 46 year old diagnosed with breast carcinoma in situ following a radiology biopsy done after an abnormal mammogram. As with many women, she was eager to proceed with treatment and was quickly referred to a surgeon through her primary […]

Breast Cancer Empowerment: Key Preventive Actions

Breast Cancer Empowerment: Key Preventive Actions

  Prevention is KEY! Adopting just 3 preventive habits can reduce the likelihood of developing breast cancer by 62% according to a study by the American Institute for Cancer Research on >30,000 postmenopausal women. By knowing which lifestyle changes can have such powerful implications on breast health, you will be empowered to start making positive […]

Monday Motivation: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Awareness is important, but prevention is key. Dr. Fletcher shares several essential prevention tips for Breast Cancer prevention in this Monday Motivation.    

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast Cancer Awareness…Prevention by Dr. Nancy Palermo Lietz, MD Unless you’ve had your head in the sand you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October it is impossible to avoid articles that highlight Breast Cancer and the inordinate number of women who suffer every minute with the diagnosis of […]

Recommendations for Sleep Duration for Children

Recommendations for Sleep Duration for Children

Sleep is a vital component of a child’s overall health and wellness. Sleeping the recommended number of hours on a regular basis is associated with improvements in Attention, memory, and learning Behavior and emotional regulation Quality of Life Mental and physical health Sleeping too much or too little may contribute to poor health outcomes in […]

Monday Motivation: Artificial Sweeteners

Are you curious about artificial sweeteners in your Diet foods? Do you wonder what effects they have on your body? Join Dr. Tracy Larson in this Motivational Monday as she shares her insights and why you might want to stick with natural sugar!  

Autumn: The Harvest and Letting Go

Autumn: The Harvest and Letting Go

Dr. Scott Greenapple In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we look at seasons and consider them as elements. With each change of the season, there are elements and meridians that correspond.  We look at the meridians and elements and how they tend to have a direct correlation to both the physical and emotional aspects of our […]

Chronic Medical Diseases We Treat

Chronic Medical Diseases We Treat

At Thrive we take an individualized and personalized approach towards treating our patients. Many people still don’t know that Functional Medicine tries to help treat your ill by treating the root cause of the problem. This is a small selection of some of the chronic medical diseases we treat at Thrive.   Irritable Bowel Syndrome […]

The Power of Movement: Living an Active Lifestyle

The Power of Movement: Living an Active Lifestyle

Being consistently active helps you to live longer, have a better quality of life, improve your mental health, and improve your self-image. Take charge of your mental and physical health in only a few minutes a day. You can make big improvements to your health and energy levels by making small and deliberate healthy lifestyle […]