In this Motivation - Dr. Fletcher wraps up our autoimmune disease series with a discussion on testing.
Testing is important because there are over 100 types of autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million Americans today. Learn more in today’s motivational video + don’t forget to download our podcast for an in-depth discussion on autoimmune disease.
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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...
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...