The Top 5 Causes of Chronic Headaches

Today we are going to be talking about the top underlying reasons why you may be having a chronic headache. I had a patient come in today who had headaches for 25 years, monthly and chronically, and we were able to get to the root cause and there are many different root causes for every person. Let me lay out the common ones that I find to be a major vector of my patients. Click here for a consultation with […]

Oils That Cause Gut Inflammation

There are various top-causes for gut inflammation but a big one is an oil. The oil you use to cook or bake into foods could be a major culprit to your very uncomfortable gut inflammation. Let’s look at the good and stable oils vs. the unhealthy oils.  Click here for a consultation with a functional medicine doctor if you have questions about what oils to use for cooking! If you look at the standard American diet, just even a hundred […]

4 Herbs That Give You The Upper Hand Against Viral Infections

Let’s talk about four herbs with antiviral properties.  Click here for a consultation with a functional medicine doctor before taking herbal supplements! Olive Leaf As part of a Candida protocol, we’ll have a couple of herb combinations that will have olive leaf combined with monolaurin. Stack those two right on top of each other. Monolaurin is a lauric acid coconut extract.  It has been shown to be very, very potent as an antiviral.  With olive leaf, the main compound in […]

Herbal Alternatives to NSAIDS

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani It is said that inflammation is the root cause of all modern diseases. Anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals, called NSAIDS (such as aspirin and ibuprofen), are a quick and convenient way to reduce pain, swelling, and other symptoms of inflammation. However, as we will outline below, there is a dark side to taking these drugs. The good news is that there are also natural solutions–let’s dive in! Inflammation Inflammation is a normal body process that actually serves a beneficial […]

How To Treat Toenail Fungus or Discoloration

  Let’s go into like the most common things that you would see or hear of with complaints regarding nails. The biggest one is going to be toe fungus under the nail bed where it’s going to be a yellow or just a fungal-infected toenail. Why Should We Address Gut Issues? If it’s on the toenail, there’s definitely implications that it could be in the gut. The problem is you can address the gut a lot of times but that’s […]

Symptoms and Dangers of Low Potassium

Do you know how much potassium you’re getting? I was looking at some recent research including a national survey which indicated that approximately 98% of Americans are not meeting the recommended potassium intake. We all know the Standard American Diet is not good–but it’s not just the American diet that favors processed foods over whole plant foods, such as fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts. This is the standard European diet. This is the standard Australian diet. Most developed first-world countries […]

Gut Irritation & GI Testing

What are the contributing factors to the gut inflammation we’re seeing and what are the contributing factors to the secretory IgA being low? Why does this happen? So first things first is we have to do an adequate history.  How did we get here?  That’s like the first question that everyone needs to be asking themselves and their functional medicine doctor needs to be kind of reviewing with them.  So a lot of people there’s usually a history portion that […]

Germ vs Terrain Theory: Could Everything We Know About How We Get Sick Be Wrong?

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Today I want to talk to you about a turning point in history that set the precedent for how we look at germs and illnesses. Our modern mindset on health and disease is influenced heavily by the work of Louis Pateur (1822–1895), the father of the germ theory of health. However, fewer people are familiar with the name Antoine Béchamp (1816–1908), a scientific researcher who lived in the same time period as Pasteur. Although the two […]

Two Ways To Take Binders To Detox The Gut

If you’re seeking out functional medicine, you may have your own agenda but listen to the practitioner’s agenda, too, because even if you’ve gone through this a thousand times, we can tell you straight up, “Hey, look, if you’ve got way too much inflammation–I know you wanna get rid of the bugs, so do we–but you may feel crap if we do it too soon.”  So we want to build everything up so we have that foundation ready to go. […]

Healthy Gut Function Can Boost Your Immune System

By Dr. Justin Marchegiani Healthy gut function can help improve and boost your immune system.  It is your gut that helps to improve your body’s ability to fight infections. Our localized immune system is where 80% of your immune system is. Click here to consult with a functional medicine doctor and to learn more about your immune system today! GALT – Gut-associated lymphoid tissue Your gut is interacting with food every day and you do not get want to get […]

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