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Mindful Holiday Health Tips

[caption id="attachment_4832" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nancy A. Palermo MD[/caption] By: Nancy A. Palermo MD   The holiday season can be difficult for anyone trying to make healthy choices. With the added time constraints, many of us struggle with getting in exercise, maintaining healthy sleep habits, or limiting the intake of processed and sugary foods that abound at this time of the year. The added burdens of 2020-2021 - COVID, political and social stressors-have cracked our resolve and discipline even more. Many will be entering the holiday season with some extra padding. The pandemic lockdown has introduced bad habits into our everyday life. Many of us are entering the 2021 holiday season with an extra 10-20 pounds and still blaming it on COVID. Americans already gain an average of 5 -10 pounds...

Monday Motivation: The Importance of Food Diversity

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Food Diversity can Help Optimize Health

Nancy A. Palermo MD As we begin to learn more about the impact of our gut health, we realize we may only be as healthy as our gut. Our gut microbiome, the microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa living in our digestive tract, appears to play a significant role in our metabolism, immune and neuroendocrine responses. Roles of the microbiome include nutrient and mineral absorption, synthesis of important enzymes, vitamins, and amino acids, and production of 70% of our neurotransmitters, like serotonin and melatonin. Our gut bacteria are also responsible for producing compounds called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs). Science shows SCFAs are the drivers of gut health. They appear to improve the gut environment by helping commensal or good bacteria grow. SCFAs repair intestinal permeability, referred to as “leaky...

Thriver Spotlight, Nancy Palermo, M.D.

She's one of the visionaries behind Thrive and one of the first providers in Charlotte to call themselves a Certified Functional Medicine provider. Nancy Palermo is no stranger to the medical field or healing patients. Let's learn a bit more about her in this Thriver Spotlight. What is your superpower at Thrive? Working in an environment where I can finally make a difference and help patients the way I always expected I would. Why did you choose the field of Medicine I always wanted to do something that involved education, creating art and helping others. Initially, as a child I was sure I would be a teacher - then I transitioned into writing and art. My desire to enter the medical field came later in...

Flu Season Tips from Dr. Palermo – Monday Motivation

Dr. Palermo of Thrive helps us understand Vitamin D and how you can use it to optimize your immunity during the flu season.   [embed]https://vimeo.com/298889770[/embed]   Thrive Healthcare and Wellness employs Certified Functional Medicine Providers. Understand why you should always consider a provider certified from the Institute of Functional Medicine. ...

What is a Certified Functional Medicine Provider?

Why Should I Care if My Functional Medicine Provider is Certified? Many providers practice elements of functional medicine. However, it is important to recognize that there is a difference from a functional medicine practice and a CERTIFIED Functional Medicine Practice. Let’s explain. Becoming a Certified Functional Medicine provider requires training and education from The Institute for Functional Medicine. The IFM is the global leader in Functional Medicine education. They offer physicians and healthcare professionals a holistic systems-based approach to prevention, diagnosis, and comprehensive management of complex chronic disease. Why Should I Care if my Functional Medicine provider is Certified? IFM’s Certification Program (IFMCP) has been developed by the foremost thought leaders in the field. IFM’s educators have a depth of experience and knowledge honed by years of practice expanding...