Maternal PCOS can raise the risk of autism in children

Researchers have discovered that polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS  is linked with an almost 60 percent greater risk of giving birth to a child who will develop an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As many as one in ten women of childbearing age have PCOS, a hormonal disorder, and it can affect girls as young as 11. It is the most common …

Did childhood trauma play a role in your autoimmunity?

Autoimmune patients expend considerable effort finding the right diet, supplements, lifestyle, and practitioner to manage their autoimmunity. But did you know your experiences from childhood could be provoking your autoimmunity as an adult? Abuse, belittlement, insults, neglect, loss of loved ones, parental acrimony… the traumas children weather unfortunately become a lifelong “operating system” that has profound influences on immunological and neurological health. …

North to south through the gut – what can go wrong

We live in a time of unprecedented abundance of food and medical advances yet we are sicker than ever. It is considered normal to suffer from insomnia, PMS, depression, chronic pain, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and so on. But in reality these are our bodies’ warning signs that something is wrong. “All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates. Understanding digestion …

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Make healthy choices by adding nuts to your diet

Studies have shown conclusively the health benefits of adding nuts to your diet. In a Nurse’s Health Study found that women who consumed 5 ounces or more of nuts in there diet four times a week were 40% less likely to die from coronary disease. (BMJ 1998;317:1341-1345) In a Iowa Women’s Health study, women who ate nuts or seeds were …

Manage diabetes with functional medicine

Anyone with diabetes knows it’s important to manage insulin levels. Functional medicine offers unique tools to manage insulin and blood sugar — including diet, exercise, stress management, detoxification, and maximizing essential nutrients. To understand how all these tools apply, it’s helpful to know how insulin works. Insulin and Blood Sugar: A Balancing Act Insulin helps keep glucose (sugar) levels in …

Conditions Managed by Florida Functional Medicine

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Florida Center for Functional Medicine offers treatment plans designed to support you in regaining your health and managing the following health issues: [/vc_column_text][dt_gap height=”20″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text][dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”right” font_size=”normal” animation=”none” size=”1″]ADHD Adrenal Fatigue Allergies Alzheimer’s Anemia Anxiety Arthritis Autism Autoimmune Diet Autoimmune Disease Autoimmunity Brain Fog Brain Health Brain Function Questionnaire Brain Injury Celiac Chronic Fatigue Chronic Sinus Problems …