Upstream Functional Medicine

Upstream Functional Medicine We help individuals and families become the pioneers of their own health and facilitate their body's
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We help individuals and families become the pioneers of their own health and facilitate their body's natural ability to heal. We give people the freedom to be completely present with their loved ones so they can create some of the best moments of their life.

Life is hard, and it's okay to admit it and feel the feelings. 😔 Just don't let it keep you down!For all the guidance, e...
01/05/2024

Life is hard, and it's okay to admit it and feel the feelings. 😔 Just don't let it keep you down!

For all the guidance, encouragement, and empowerment you'll need - reach out to our team! ☎️

Have you been struggling with constipation and acne? 😳It might not seem like these are related, but your gut and your sk...
01/04/2024

Have you been struggling with constipation and acne? 😳

It might not seem like these are related, but your gut and your skin are directly connected; it's called the gut-skin axis. If there is something going on with your digestive function, it will often reflect itself on the surface as well. 🌱 Constipation and acne are often symptoms of two root causes: poor detoxification and gut health.

👷 While your liver does the hard work, bowel movements are an essential part of eliminating toxins that have been filtered out of your body. Without regular bowel movements, the toxins stay in your body and indirectly lead to other symptoms - like acne - and can also be an indicator of poor gut health and underlying gut-related conditions. 🤢 Common gut conditions people suffer from include:

- small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- imbalanced bacteria
- inflammation
- gut permeability, or ""leaky gut""

Up to 78% of people with acne may have an imbalance in gut bacteria. 🦠 What’s more, a study of over 13,000 people found that those with acne were more likely to also experience GI symptoms, like constipation. 🤔 So, what can you do to address the underlying cause and its symptoms?

⭐ Eat enough fiber
⭐ Drink enough water
⭐ Move your body
⭐ Seek help from a professional

Thorough testing is necessary to get to the root cause of your acne and digestive issues. 🧪 Our office specializes in testing for your specific needs and creating a plan of action to help you look and feel your best! Contact us to get started. 📱

We're so lucky to be doing what we love and loving what we do. 💜Contact our office to learn how you can take back contro...
01/03/2024

We're so lucky to be doing what we love and loving what we do. 💜

Contact our office to learn how you can take back control of your health and live a life you LOVE! 😍

😴 Struggling with your child's sleep?According to research published in JAMA Pediatrics, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents (19 p...
01/02/2024

😴 Struggling with your child's sleep?

According to research published in JAMA Pediatrics, nearly 1 in 5 adolescents (19 percent) use melatonin as a sleep aid. In addition, younger children — including about 6 percent of preschoolers ages 1 to 4 and 18 percent of elementary school kids 5 to 9 — are being given melatonin by their parents as a sleep aid, most often as gummies or chewable tablets. ⚠️ While supplementation can be beneficial in individual cases, melatonin isn't a quick fix – it should be part of a broader sleep strategy. The goal should always be to return the body to optimal function.

Try incorporating some of these tips for more consistent and restful sleep:

🌙 Create a calming pre-sleep routine. This could include activities like reading a book, taking a warm bath, or practicing gentle yoga to signal that it's time to wind down.

🌙 Limit screen time before bed. The blue light emitted by screens can disrupt the body's natural sleep-wake cycle. Encourage activities that don't involve screens at least an hour prior to bedtime.

🌙 Mindful Nutrition: Be mindful of food and drinks close to bedtime. Avoid heavy meals and caffeine in the evening. Opt for sleep-friendly snacks like a small amount of nuts or a banana.

🌙 Ensure the sleep space is comfortable, cool, and dark. Invest in a cozy mattress and pillows. Consider using blackout curtains to minimize outside light.

🌙 Establish a consistent sleep schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day helps regulate the body's internal clock, promoting better sleep.

🌙 Regular exercise can contribute to better sleep. However, ensure that vigorous activities are done earlier in the day, as exercising too close to bedtime might have the opposite effect.

🌙 Introduce relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. These practices can help calm the mind and signal the body that it's time to relax.

🌙 Minimize sugar intake, especially close to bedtime. High sugar levels can cause energy spikes and crashes, disrupting sleep patterns.

🌙 Encourage open communication with your child about their worries or anxieties. Addressing emotional well-being can have a positive impact on sleep.

🌈 Remember, each child is unique, and finding the right combination of these tips may take some time.

Our team is here to take a deeper look at factors that may be contributing to poor sleep! 🔎

Here's to a ✨ fresh ✨ New Year!
01/01/2024

Here's to a ✨ fresh ✨ New Year!

Do you have a morning ritual? ☀Being intentional all the time uses up a lot of mental energy. ⏰ When our mental load is ...
12/31/2023

Do you have a morning ritual? ☀

Being intentional all the time uses up a lot of mental energy. ⏰ When our mental load is already huge, it makes it even more likely that we’ll live by default. Having good routines in place helps you ‘hack’ your default. 👌When you find a routine that works and flows with your life it requires a lot less effort. A routine doesn’t have to be complicated; it can just include a few key things that help you feel good or make the day flow better. Start by listing out your most ideal and realistic routine, then you have an idea of how you’d like it to flow. 💕

☕ Here is an example of a morning ritual:

- Get up
- Drink tea
- Get showered and dressed
- 5 minutes journaling / days to-do list
- Get kids ready
- Leave the house

By having a routine, a vision, and planning you will be able to flow more easily throughout your day. ♥ The way we like to think of it is, we can’t choose the clay we’re given but we can choose how we mold it! How would you like your life to look and feel? ☀ Keep this in mind when you are creating a morning ritual! Contact our office if you need support.

It's okay if your days look different - life is about balance. 🧘🏿‍♀️
12/30/2023

It's okay if your days look different - life is about balance. 🧘🏿‍♀️

Did you know that the food you eat daily directly affects your blood sugar AND gut health? 🎂🎉The formula is pretty simpl...
12/29/2023

Did you know that the food you eat daily directly affects your blood sugar AND gut health? 🎂🎉

The formula is pretty simple: The more sugar you eat—whether it is in the form of carbohydrates, artificial sweeteners, sugar, or fruit—the more likely your blood sugar is to be elevated. 🗻 When you eat any of these things, your blood sugar spikes, but when these sources make up the majority of your diet, your blood sugar is constantly elevated, and this puts you on the path to diabetes and other metabolic health problems. Hidden blood sugar issues can be a contributing factor to weight loss resistance, poor energy levels, and on a more serious note, lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. 👉 The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that up to 50 percent of people with insulin resistance and prediabetes will end up with full-blown type 2 diabetes if they don't make important changes to their lifestyle. Having chronically high blood sugar and/or type 2 diabetes significantly increases your risk factors for developing chronic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and cardiovascular disease. 😲 Are you at risk?

The food you eat can affect your blood sugar, but it can also change your microbiome. 🍩 Interestingly, many of the same foods that spike blood sugar also have been shown to wreck your gut health. For example, artificial sweeteners have been implicated for years in poor microbiome health and bacterial imbalances in the gut. What we need to do to help rebalance our blood sugar is to focus on getting our gut health healthy! Those who are overweight or struggle with weight loss resistance—a symptom of underlying metabolic problems—tend to have lower microbiome diversity with lower amounts of the beneficial bacteria and higher amounts of harmful ones. 😢

Contact our office if you're looking to get healthier for the new year! 🎉

These healthier sausage stuffed mushrooms are full of flavor but contain no dairy, gluten, or grains. 🤤- 18 large white ...
12/28/2023

These healthier sausage stuffed mushrooms are full of flavor but contain no dairy, gluten, or grains. 🤤

- 18 large white mushrooms
- 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 lb. Italian sausage bulk, or casings removed
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/3 cup almond milk cream cheese
- 1 tbsp plain unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley minced, plus more for garnish
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat your oven to 350° F and spray a 9x13” baking dish with cooking spray.
Remove the stems from the mushrooms and chop them finely. Set aside. Place the mushroom caps in a shallow bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of the olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of sea salt. Set aside
Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the sausage, crumbling it with a wooden spoon. Cook until it's completely browned - about 5-8 minutes. Add the chopped mushroom stems and cook until soft.
Stir in the onions and garlic and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the almond flour, Italian seasoning, stirring to combine. Finally, stir in the cream cheese and almond milk and continue cooking until well combined. Remove from heat and stir in the parsley, then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Arrange the mushrooms in in a single layer and fill each mushroom generously with the sausage mixture. Bake until the stuffing is browned- about 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then serve right away.

Delicious recipe courtesy of: https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/sausage-stuffed-mushrooms-paleo-whole30-keto/

🔑 Consistency is the key to unlocking your health goals! 🌿✨ Whether you're crushing it at the gym, diving into a new nut...
12/27/2023

🔑 Consistency is the key to unlocking your health goals! 🌿

✨ Whether you're crushing it at the gym, diving into a new nutrition plan, or embracing mindfulness, here's your reminder: success comes from those small, daily acts of dedication! 💪

🚀 Remember: it's not about the intensity of a single workout or the perfection of one meal—it's about the power of repeated positive choices. Consistency builds habits, and habits shape your health journey.

🏋️‍♀️ Make your workouts a date on the calendar, your meals a celebration of nourishment, and your self-care a non-negotiable part of your routine. ✅ Embrace the power of the daily grind—it's where the magic happens!

✨ Progress might be slow and steady, but it's the constant effort that adds up to those jaw-dropping transformations.

So, lace up those sneakers, prep those nutritious meals, and let's conquer those health goals together! 💯💪

Drop a 💚 if you're committed to consistency! Let's inspire each other to keep crushing it!

Does leaky gut actually mean your gut is leaking? 🤢Well...yes! If you suffer from intestinal permeability, or leaky gut,...
12/26/2023

Does leaky gut actually mean your gut is leaking? 🤢

Well...yes! If you suffer from intestinal permeability, or leaky gut, contents of the small intestine escape through the wall into your bloodstream. This can trigger a host of different inflammatory disorders and autoimmune disease, where your immune system attacks and destroys body tissue in response to inflammation. 🔥

👉 Symptoms of leaky gut may look like:

- Skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, acne, etc.)
- Chronic pain
- Autoimmune disease
- Puffiness
- Fatigue
- Brain fog
- Depression
- Anxiety disorders
- Poor memory
- Asthma
- Food allergies and sensitivities
- Seasonal allergies
- Fungal infections
- Migraines
- Arthritis
- Severe PMS or other hormonal issues

It's a long list of symptoms, and that's not everything! ☹️ Conventional medicine once believed leaky gut wasn’t a valid concept, but researchers have since validated its existence, as well as linked it to many chronic disorders. If you have a chronic health condition — even if it’s not digestive — addressing gut health is vital to improving your overall health. This can be done through diet and targeted supplementation to support a healthy balance of gut bacteria. 🦠

Ask our office for advice if you think leaky gut may be the culprit of your chronic symptoms! ☎️

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -- each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." - Deborah WhippWe...
12/25/2023

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance -- each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." - Deborah Whipp

We hope you cherish the beautiful memories made today and every day ❄️

Did you know that practicing mindfulness is like having your own superhero team for stress? 🦸‍♂️✨ By bringing your atten...
12/24/2023

Did you know that practicing mindfulness is like having your own superhero team for stress? 🦸‍♂️

✨ By bringing your attention to the present moment, mindfulness dials down the volume on those pesky stress hormones and can have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being.

How can we practice mindfulness in the small moments?

- Take a moment to pay attention to the in and out of your breathing.
- Plan intentional moments to take care of yourself - from savoring a cup of tea to feeling the warmth of sunlight on your skin. 💖
- Count one thing you experience with each of your senses. Taste, touch, sight, smell, and sound.

In the hustle of life, your mind is your sacred space. Nurture it with mindfulness, embrace and indulge in the now, and watch the transformation unfold. 💓

Ready to embark on your mindfulness journey? Contact our office! ☎️

Autoimmune diseases are one of the most common illnesses today - and you might not even know you have one! 😳 Autoimmunit...
12/23/2023

Autoimmune diseases are one of the most common illnesses today - and you might not even know you have one! 😳

Autoimmunity is when your immune system starts attacking your own tissue, and it can happen anywhere in the body. Typically, it comes along with symptoms like inflammation, but sometimes it can be "silent" and not have any outward symptoms at all. 🙊 Autoimmune disease is more common than cancer and heart disease combined, and that’s just the diagnosed cases. Many, if not most, cases of autoimmunity are happening without a diagnosis. This is because conventional medicine often does not screen for autoimmunity until symptoms are advanced and severe. 🤒

💥People can also have symptoms that suggest many types of autoimmunity. Although symptoms vary depending on which tissue is being attacked, many autoimmune sufferers experience:

- chronic fatigue
- chronic pain
- declining brain function
- gastrointestinal issues
- hair loss
- weight gain or weight loss
- brain fog
- and more!

⭐Fortunately, functional medicine offers lab testing that can screen for autoimmunity against a number of different tissues. We also use strategies such as an anti-inflammatory diet, blood sugar stabilizing, gut healing, addressing toxins, and lifestyle habits that minimize stress and inflammation.

👉Ask our office if autoimmunity may be causing your strange and chronic symptoms - we can help!

🥓 Whether you need a satisfying snack or quick appetizer, bacon-wrapped dates should absolutely be added to your reperto...
12/21/2023

🥓 Whether you need a satisfying snack or quick appetizer, bacon-wrapped dates should absolutely be added to your repertoire! They're a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and crunchy.

- 12 Medjool dates, pitted
- 24 raw almonds
- 6 slices Paleo-friendly bacon, cut in half
- Balsamic glaze (optional, for drizzling)
- Toothpicks

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Gently open each date and insert two almonds. The natural sweetness of dates pairs wonderfully with the nutty crunch of almonds.

Take a half-slice of bacon and wrap it around each stuffed date. Secure with a toothpick, ensuring the bacon seam is facing down on the baking sheet.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and golden brown.

For an extra touch of flavor, drizzle with a bit of balsamic glaze before serving. This adds a delightful tang to complement the richness of the bacon.

Let us know if you try this out and be sure to share pictures in the comments! 👇

How does your life ⭐ feel⭐
12/20/2023

How does your life ⭐ feel⭐

Let's talk about something important - your health after an accident. 🤕Life can throw unexpected twists our way, and if ...
12/19/2023

Let's talk about something important - your health after an accident. 🤕

Life can throw unexpected twists our way, and if you've recently experienced a traumatic incident like a fall or car accident, it's essential to pay attention to your body and seek the right support. Here's why functional medicine might be your compass to recovery.💙

🚨 After an accident, it's common to experience immediate symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and muscle pain. These can signal underlying issues that need attention.

🙊 Sometimes, the impact of trauma isn't immediately apparent. Internal injuries, emotional distress, or delayed symptoms may surface days or weeks later. Functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach, considering the whole picture, ensuring no aspect of your health goes unnoticed.

🤝 No two individuals are the same, and neither are their healing paths. Functional medicine tailors its approach to your unique needs, addressing your specific symptoms and circumstances. It's a partnership between you and your healthcare team.

Functional medicine isn't a quick fix; it's an investment in your long-term well-being. By identifying and addressing underlying issues, it sets the foundation for a healthier future beyond immediate recovery.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength. 💪 If you or someone you know has been through an incident, consider reaching out to our team for a thorough evaluation and a comprehensive plan back to better wellness. 💚

Struggling to maintain consistency? Changing habits can be difficult, but it's possible, and you CAN do it. 💖💬 Message o...
12/18/2023

Struggling to maintain consistency? Changing habits can be difficult, but it's possible, and you CAN do it. 💖

💬 Message our team for more guidance!

🤰🏽 Thyroid disease is common in women of reproductive age, and plays an important role in fertility issues, pregnancy co...
12/17/2023

🤰🏽 Thyroid disease is common in women of reproductive age, and plays an important role in fertility issues, pregnancy complications, and postpartum health.

🦋Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck, produces thyroid hormones that are responsible for and/or play a role in a variety of bodily functions like metabolism, regulating your gut, sleep, cholesterol, ovulation, and menstruation. Hypothyroidism also affects hormone production, including and especially s*x hormones like estrogen and progesterone. 😔 In a study done of almost 400 women struggling with infertility, 24% were found to have hypothyroidism.

If you're having difficulty getting pregnant, or know you have a thyroid disorder going into pregnancy, here are some things to keep in mind:
💓 Make sure you are getting the proper blood tests (not just TSH), and getting them re-done regularly.
💓 Keep your diet free of inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy, and processed junk foods.
💓 Consult with a holistic practitioner to see if medication or supplementation is needed, depending on your specific case.

If you are struggling with fertility, contact our office so we can get to the root of what is causing your reproductive problems.

Would you rather lose years to illness and disease, or take the time to heal your body and gain more than you could have...
12/16/2023

Would you rather lose years to illness and disease, or take the time to heal your body and gain more than you could have ever hoped? 😌

Our office is here when you're ready to take back control of your life. ☎️

Are you looking to boost your immune system naturally?We're here to help! There are plenty of ways to fortify your defen...
12/15/2023

Are you looking to boost your immune system naturally?

We're here to help! There are plenty of ways to fortify your defenses, and many are just simple, daily habits that provide long-term benefits to your health.

🍏 Load up on fruits and veggies! The vibrant colors aren't just pretty—they're packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants.
💤 Sleep is your body's nightly superhero. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality rest to let your immune system do its thing.
🌞 Get your daily dose of sunshine and soak up some Vitamin D! Whether it's a stroll in the sun or enjoying your morning coffee al fresco, let the sunshine boost your immune response.
💃Keep moving! Exercise is like a dance for your immune cells. It doesn't have to be a marathon—just move! A daily walk, a yoga session, or even a dance party in your living room does wonders.
🌊 Stay hydrated - it helps flush out toxins and keeps your immune system humming along smoothly.
🌿 Embrace herbal supplementation. Teas like echinacea, ginger, and chamomile offer gentle immune support.

Remember, it's about the little daily rituals that add up to a resilient immune system. 🏰

Our team is always ready to provide customized feedback based on your unique needs - reach out to learn how we can help! 📞

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delightful Paleo Gingerbread Energy Bites—a simple and wholesome treat that captures...
12/14/2023

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these delightful Paleo Gingerbread Energy Bites—a simple and wholesome treat that captures the essence of seasonal flavors🌟

- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- Pinch of sea salt

In a food processor, combine pitted dates, almonds, shredded coconut, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend the ingredients until a sticky, dough-like consistency forms. It should be easy to roll into bites.
With clean hands, scoop out small portions of the mixture and roll them into bite-sized balls. If desired, roll each ball in additional shredded coconut.
Chill for at least 30 minutes to firm up and enhance the flavors.
Once chilled, these gingerbread energy bites are ready to be enjoyed or stored in an airtight container. 🎁

12/14/2023

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🍏 Here are some tips to help navigate the holiday feasts while keeping gut health in mind:1. Embrace the Greens: Veggies...
12/13/2023

🍏 Here are some tips to help navigate the holiday feasts while keeping gut health in mind:

1. Embrace the Greens: Veggies bring a subtle dance of nutrients, offering your gut a gentle pat on the back. 🥦
2. Play with Probiotics: Consider introducing subtle probiotic bites—perhaps a dollop of yogurt or a sip of kefir. 🍶
3. Hydrate: Hydration is your gut's unsung hero and keeps things flowing smoothly.💧
4. Eat Mindfully: In the symphony of flavors, take small pauses. A mindful chew, a moment of stillness between bites—these subtle gestures can foster a healthy digestive rhythm. 🍽️
5. Consider a cup of herbal tea - specifically peppermint or ginger. These soothing flavors help your gut relax and reset. ☕🌿

Here's to a season of quiet nourishment! 🌲 Message us for more tips on keeping a balanced gut during the holiday season.

Are you ready to explore the wonders of acupuncture as your secret weapon for managing discomfort?Let's talk about some ...
12/12/2023

Are you ready to explore the wonders of acupuncture as your secret weapon for managing discomfort?

Let's talk about some reasons why acupuncture might be beneficial if you're managing chronic pain.

🎯 The ancient practice identifies and targets specific pain points, offering a tailored approach to your unique pain challenges.
🌿 Unlike a quick fix, acupuncture taps into your body's internal harmony. By stimulating key energy pathways, it promotes balance and enhances the overall well-being—addressing not just the symptom but the root cause.
✨ Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, those feel-good hormones, providing a natural, chemical-free euphoria.
💉 Acupuncture needles are ultra-fine, making the experience virtually painless. Say goodbye to invasive procedures and hello to a gentle, effective alternative.
😌 Acupuncture isn't just about pain relief—it's a holistic journey. Users often report improved sleep, reduced stress, and a sense of overall vitality. It's like a spa day for your body and soul!

Ready to explore the world of acupuncture? 🚀 Reach out to our office for guidance incorporating holistic practices into your pain-management regiment. ☎️

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12/11/2023

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How is the relationship that you have with yourself? 🤷‍♀️Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, places self-actualiza...
12/10/2023

How is the relationship that you have with yourself? 🤷‍♀️

Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist, places self-actualization at the pinnacle of emotional adaptive achievement in his hierarchy of needs. He includes “esteem” needs within the hierarchy. 💕 In his view, “esteem” needs include the need and aptitude for self-confidence to continue on a path towards self-actualization. 👉 He notes that when self-confidence is driven by notoriety from outside sources it will be fragile. However, when the feeling is cultivated from within, it will feel more deserving, and thus, be regarded by the “self” as of higher value.

🌟 Taking action to raise your self-concept:

- Take an inventory of your strengths and write them down.
- Practice self-praise daily.
- Be honest about realistic goals so you reduce the risk of disappointing yourself.
- Practice verbally asserting yourself in ways that don’t feel too intimidating with friends, family members, or co-workers. 🙏
- Think of one thing you’re proud of each day to improve and emphasize positivity! 👍
- Stop comparing or contrasting yourself to others; focus on self-improvement, not on being better than someone else. ✌ Self-confidence comes from within, not from being “ahead” of another person or receiving respect from someone else.

A holistic approach to health includes physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. Our office is here to help you navigate a whole-body shift to optimal wellness.

If your anxiety spikes, borrow some of these affirmations and say them to yourself in the mirror. 💚
12/09/2023

If your anxiety spikes, borrow some of these affirmations and say them to yourself in the mirror. 💚

When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, reducing inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is the p...
12/08/2023

When it comes to autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, reducing inflammation and immune attacks on the thyroid is the primary goal.

T reg cells are immune cells that regulate the immune system and play a role in activating or slowing inflammation.

There are many ways to support our T reg cells to manage Hashimoto's.

👉Proven ways to support your T reg cells to manage Hashimoto's:

-Vitamin D
-Omega 3 fatty acids. It’s estimated 80% of the population are deficient in essential fatty acids. Dietary sources of omega 3 include nuts, seeds, and cold-water fish.
-Glutathione. This is also known as the master antioxidant; it supports T reg cells!
-Short chain fatty acids. These are produced by healthy gut bacteria that come from eating a diet abundant in a variety of vegetables.
-Endorphins. Experiencing joy, happiness, love, and playfulness can produce feel good chemicals that reduce inflammation!

If you think you have symptoms of Hashimoto's, please contact our office today and ask about proper testing for you.

🍗 Transform your holiday leftovers into a delicious and nutritious Paleo-friendly frittata! This easy recipe combines le...
12/07/2023

🍗 Transform your holiday leftovers into a delicious and nutritious Paleo-friendly frittata! This easy recipe combines leftover turkey, veggies, and festive herbs for a wholesome post-holiday meal.

- 2 cups leftover turkey, shredded
- 1 cup Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup sweet potatoes, diced (pre-cooked if available)
- 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 8 large eggs
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk of choice)
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp coconut oil or ghee for cooking

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
In an oven-safe skillet, heat coconut oil or ghee over medium heat. Add Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and red bell pepper. Sauté until the veggies are slightly tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Incorporate the shredded turkey into the skillet, mixing it well with the sautéed veggies.
Pour the whisked egg mixture evenly over the turkey and veggies. Allow it to set for a minute or two.
Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the frittata is cooked through and the top is golden brown.
Once done, let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve. 🍳

12/07/2023

Some points to ponder about supplements and how they could be helpful or harmful...

Dealing with menopause-related hair loss?Menopausal hormonal shifts, particularly a decrease in estrogen, can impact hai...
12/06/2023

Dealing with menopause-related hair loss?

Menopausal hormonal shifts, particularly a decrease in estrogen, can impact hair growth cycles. This hormonal dance can lead to thinner, more brittle strands. Noticing more hair in your brush? Thinning, shedding, and changes in texture might be part of the menopausal package. But fear not, you're not alone and there IS action you can take to support hormone production and prevent future hair concerns.

1. Nourish from Within: A balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals promotes balanced hormone regulation.
2. Gentle Care: Treat your tresses with love. Use mild sulfate-free shampoos, avoid excessive heat, and embrace your natural texture as much as possible.
3. Supplementation: Consult with a functional medicine professional about natural supplementation that may support hair health and fill in any gaps as you work on balancing hormones.

Remember, your beauty shines in every phase! 🌟 Don't hesitate to contact our team for support in navigating all phases of hormonal shifts!

😂 Need a little support in your journey? We can help with that!
12/05/2023

😂 Need a little support in your journey? We can help with that!

Are you suffering with thyroid symptoms?Common symptoms associated with thyroid imbalances include:- Fatigue- Weight cha...
12/04/2023

Are you suffering with thyroid symptoms?

Common symptoms associated with thyroid imbalances include:

- Fatigue
- Weight changes
- Temperature sensitivity
- Hair and skin changes
- Muscle weakness
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Mood swings

If any of these sound familiar, you may be dealing with a thyroid imbalance. The conventional approach to thyroid conditions is prescribing medications that manage the imbalance in thyroid hormone. While these medications are instrumental in regulating hormone levels and alleviating symptoms, they do not address the true cause of the issue. 🧐

Understanding thyroid health involves adopting a comprehensive approach that extends beyond pharmaceutical intervention. It means addressing the root causes, which may include nutrition, lifestyle factors, genetic predispositions, and identifying underlying triggers.

In fostering a deeper understanding of thyroid health, we empower ourselves and our community. A collaborative effort between healthcare professionals and informed individuals is vital for navigating this journey effectively.

Seeking personalized guidance is key—contact our team to explore strategies tailored to your unique needs. 🩺👩‍⚕️

Are you ready to find your tribe? 🫶We're here to connect you to like-minded individuals committed to a healthier, more v...
12/03/2023

Are you ready to find your tribe? 🫶

We're here to connect you to like-minded individuals committed to a healthier, more vibrant life! 🙌

According to a recent Harvard-affiliated study, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is key. 😴Did you know that sleep...
12/02/2023

According to a recent Harvard-affiliated study, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule is key. 😴

Did you know that sleeping six hours every night on a regular basis can reduce the risk of early death more than sleeping eight hours erratically? 😱⏰

💤 The magic lies in the routine! The study showed that those with the most consistent sleep patterns enjoyed a 20% to 48% lower risk of premature death from any cause. Say goodbye to irregular sleep habits like inconsistent bedtimes, mid-slumber interruptions, and napping! 💤

But here's the twist! While sleep duration matters (long, consistent sleep is golden), shorter, regular sleep still triumphs over longer, inconsistent snoozing in the longevity game. 🏆

🚨 The study didn’t delve into extremely short sleep, so the jury's still out on that one. Aim for that sweet spot of regularity and ample sleep for the ultimate health boost! ✨

This groundbreaking research adds to the growing understanding of the sleep-longevity connection. 💡📈 Other studies highlight factors like trouble falling asleep and sleep medication use, revealing that the healthiest sleepers enjoy significantly longer life expectancies. 🌟

Ready to unlock the secrets of a longer, healthier life? 😴 Reach out to our office!

We're dedicated to empowering our community through education and accountability! 💪📞 Reach out to our office to learn mo...
12/01/2023

We're dedicated to empowering our community through education and accountability! 💪

📞 Reach out to our office to learn more.

💙 We're constantly inspired by our members! 💙
11/30/2023

💙 We're constantly inspired by our members! 💙

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There's something truly magical about the warm embrace of natural light, and it turns out there's solid science behind t...
11/29/2023

There's something truly magical about the warm embrace of natural light, and it turns out there's solid science behind the positive impact it has on our health. 🌞

💛 Exposure to natural light stimulates the production of serotonin, often referred to as the "feel-good" hormone. This can help improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress.

💛 When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it synthesizes vitamin D, which is crucial for strong bones and a robust immune system.

💛 Natural light can significantly boost productivity, focus, and creativity. It creates an inviting and energizing environment that can make you more efficient and alert.

💛 Your body's internal clock, known as the circadian rhythm, relies on exposure to natural light during the day to regulate sleep patterns. By getting ample sunlight during waking hours, you're more likely to enjoy better-quality sleep at night. It's a simple and natural way to improve your sleep cycle.

So, whether it's a leisurely walk in the park, a cozy spot by the window with a good book, or a sunny outdoor workout, make the most of natural light—it's a gift from nature that can brighten your day and enhance your overall health and happiness!

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Upstream Functional Medicine is a unique player in the wellness industry, taking an innovative approach to providing health and wellness services that will leave you feeling stronger and healthier. We provide our clients with a variety of options when it comes to managing their overall well-being. Make the positive lifestyle change you’ve been wanting; see what Upstream Functional Medicine has to offer you. Upstream Functional Medicine offers all-inclusive packages with an intensive “whole person” approach to treating various medical conditions. We partner with you to help you live a healthier, longer life. This is the only way we want to practice medicine.

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