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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is all about you! It is patient-centered integrative healing at its best.

I can best describe it as a personalized, one-on-one approach that is mind and body focused, where the doctor and patient work together to dig deep and find the root causes of illness and disease. We examine not only the patient, but their unique history, environment, lifestyle and underlying factors such as emotions and stress and then develop a health-enhancing, usually medication-free, plan to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a lifelong path of wellness.

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Training Your Body to Heal Itself

As a professional certified in Functional Medicine, Pranic Healing (Energy Mastery) and INDIGO Biofeedback Therapy, I have a variety of experience in the different alternative healing modalities available for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches, chronic pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia, addiction, allergies, diabetes and more. INDIGO Quantum Biofeedback therapy is an impactful treatment that can resolve and improve many conditions.

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Get Your Feet Ready for Summer

Sandal season is finally here, which means our feet and toes are on display. Those who suffer from brittle, discolored toenails are none too happy about this change in season.

Westlake Ohio Fungal ToenailsThe warmer months bring an increase in humidity and sweaty feet -- a condition perfect for the growth of toenail fungus. These infections are caused by a group of fungi or molds that enjoy living in the dead skin around, under and on the nail bed. It is characterized by dark discoloration of the toenail which can be gray, yellow, green, brown or white. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, an estimated 13 percent of Americans, or roughly 35 million people, have toenail fungus.

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10 Tips for Diabetes Foot Care

Taking care of your feet is extremely important when you have diabetes. The disease damages nerve function, causing you to lose feeling in your feet - ultimately making you more vulnerable to injury. Diabetes also reduces blood flow, making it harder to heal an injury or resist infection. Even the smallest cut, blister or sore could have consequences - possibly putting you at risk for an amputation. The American Diabetes Association estimates that one in five people with diabetes seek hospital care for foot problems and injuries.

As a podiatrist, more than half of the patients I see in my office each day suffer from diabetes. Their injuries can progress quickly if not well controlled, affecting many areas of the body, not just the feet. I use multidimensional approaches to help the patient obtain control of their blood sugar.

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