Structure dictates function and function dictates structure. Both need to work together for optimal health. With our combined services of chiropractic (structure) and functional medicine (function) we can work with you to identify problem areas and correct them.
As described in the functional nutrition and Webster pages, endocrinological disruptions (i.e. hormone imbalances), blood sugar changes (i.e. dysglycemia), unhealthy diet and gut health (i.e. dysbiosis) all are interconnected and affected by each other. Imbalances in one creates imbalances in all.
Menstrual Pain or Irregularity
Did you know your period should come and go without any pain or symptoms? Painful menses is called dysmenorrhea. You don’t have to accept this as “normal.”
Infertility and Dystocia
Many case studies have been documented of women having success becoming pregnant following years of infertility after chiropractic treatment. Your internal environment needs to be healthy enough to support life to grow.
Or maybe you are pregnant and just gave birth. The hormone fluctuations in addition to the trauma of the pregnancy and birthing process can leave lasting influences affecting your daily life. But it doesn’t have to be the norm.
Perimenopause and Menopause
Topical estrogen and birth control pills are the go-to resource for many medical doctors. But should it be a one-size-fits-all approach to your transition? It could be as simple as taking correct supplementation and diet fixes to make the change go smoothly.
Did you know men can go through a period of “menopause” too? It’s called andropause, and it’s happening in men of a younger and younger age. Symptoms can include loss of motivation and interest, increased injuries and joint pain, baldness, prostrate hypertrophy, and sexual ability changes. But this doesn’t have to be accepted as part of “growing older.” There is nothing that says family history has to be your history too.
Stress alone can throw off multiple regulatory systems in your body. When cortisol is spiking throughout your day you may have changes in appetite, fatigue, “hangry” feelings with skipping meals, and irregular sleep patterns (can’t fall asleep? Can’t stay asleep? Can’t get out of bed?). Normalizing routines and nutrition can help bring all these systems back into balance.
Everyone knows how dangerous it is, especially to men. Don’t resign yourself to thinking it’s inevitable or there’s nothing you can do. A major protective mechanism to preventing heart disease is regulating blood sugar and making sure insulin spikes are not regularly occurring.