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A Functional Approach to Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is the most common medical condition managed in our healthcare system, ahead of heart disease and cancer. In fact, 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of autoimmune condition yet it hardly gets the recognition it deserves. There are over 100 known autoimmune conditions and a significant number of them have increased over the past ten years. For example, Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory condition of the bowel, has increased as much as 300%. An NIH study done in April of 2020 showed that an increasing number of people have a positive ANA, signaling autoimmunity. In the study, they took blood samples of 14,211 individuals who were 12 and older and found that in 1988-1991 the incidence of positive ANA was 11%. This number rose...

Functional Medicine is Designed for the 21st Century Patient

Functional Medicine is Designed for the 21st Century Patient If you are standing on a tack no amount of aspirin or pain medication will make the discomfort of the tack completely disappear. The medicine will only subdue the pain temporarily.  You must remove the tack to allow the discomfort to abate. If you are standing on two tacks removing only one is not enough to make you feel better. You must address both triggers to be completely free of the pain. Functional Medicine does this. Unfortunately, our current medical system addresses disease just this way. Instead of getting to the root cause of a problem, symptoms are simply treated with disregard for what is causing the problem in the first place. When a disease process has multiple symptoms...

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...

The Allure of Adaptogens

Chronic stress has been recognized as a major healthcare crisis of the 21st Century. Even before the global corona virus pandemic, the vast majority of us have been burning the candle at both ends. Unfortunately, the current situation has added more stress to our already overextended lifestyles. Unemployment rates at an all-time high, schools and businesses closed, vacations cancelled, families taking on new roles and responsibilities, financial concerns escalating, and so on. This great pause has forced us to slow down and reflex on the stressful lifestyles we were just weeks prior juggling. Now is an opportune time to work on new and improved ways get a handle on stress.  Our bodies were not designed to be in a state of chronic stress. Long term chronic...

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! https://vimeo.com/363131116 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Monday Motivation: Mental Health

Millions of Americans suffer from Mental Health issues, but only a fraction are diagnosed. Get to know the signs and tips to prevent it in this week's Monday Motivation. [embed]https://vimeo.com/358698497[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]...

Thriver Spotlight: Dr. Scott Greenapple

When he's not healing his patients he's usually in Jordan's office giving tips on the stock market, or trying to make a putt on the makeshift course. Scott Greenapple's attention to detail is almost as impressive as his dedication to his practice. We get to know Scott a bit more in this Thriver Spotlight. What's your name? Dr. Scott Greenapple What is your superpower at Thrive? Acupuncture, NeuroPuncture, Sports Medicine, Qi Gong, Mindfulness Meditation, Eastern Philosophies. Why did you choose the field of Medicine My first degree is in hospital administration. When doing my internship at the Venice Family free clinic in Los Angeles the director suggested I go into practicing medicine instead of the administration role as he felt my ability to help patients with passion and compassion was very...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa

Looking for a great, healthy recipe that will surprise your guests while you're not hammering away in the kitchen. Then check out this Tuna with Fresh Mango and Red Pepper Salsa recipe. It will impress at your next dinner! Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 1 large peeled, chopped mango (use Champagne variety if available) 1 medium chopped red bell pepper 1 medium finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro Juice of 1 line salt and pepper to taste 4 ( 5 - 6 oz) tuna steaks EVOO Directions For the Salsa Combine mango, bell pepper, onion cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Heat broiler. Brush tuna with a little olive oil (EVOO) and broil about 10 minutes per inch...

Monday Motivation | The Healing Powers of Breath

Dr. Greenapple shares the importance of breath and the healing within when done correctly in this weeks Monday Motivation. https://vimeo.com/351933746 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/dr-sg/breath-practice-making-your-own-medicine/" text="Breath: Making Your Own Medicine" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ]...