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Understanding Infertility Using a Functional Medicine Approach
Carol Stowell

Understanding Infertility Using a Functional Medicine Approach

By on Mar 26, 2017 in Fertility | 0 comments

Functional medicine is getting to the root of the cause of disease or a health imbalance.  Instead of chasing around a symptom, feeling miserable, not feeling any better; choosing to use a function medicine model helps to get right to the cause allowing you to fix the problem.  This includes infertility. If one could understand some of the different causes of infertility and how to apply the functional medical model approach, this would make an incredible difference for the chance of conception.   In the case of poly cystic ovarian syndrome, there are several disruptions that may be involved with the inability to conceive.  Did you know that your choice of eating a sandwich instead of a lettuce wrap could make a tremendous difference in your having a baby?  Or, taking that serving of lasagna instead of a salmon steak with broccoli?  For some of you suffering with poly cystic ovarian syndrome, that one decision in diet will determine if you are going to release an egg for that particular month. Just understanding a little more about food choices and the insulin testosterone balance may be life changing for you. For some of you who are facing quite a bit of daily stress, this extra release of cortisol is throwing your hormone balance so far off the chance of conception is slim to none.  If you do happen to conceive, the job of maintaining that precious window of implantation and the beginning stages of growth of the pregnancy is quite challenging, ending up in 1st trimester failure. To the newly married couples wanting to start out with their families, I caution you to understand how important the health of both mother and father is.  How is your overall health and wellness?  Is it in a condition to promise a good pregnancy outcome and a healthy baby?  What are you allowing to be part of your life – such as your diet, your exercise, your sleep, your stress, and your thoughts believe it or not, will affect your baby or your chances of conception. Infertility is on the rise…..both in men and women.  It is a big bad world out there, be wise in your endeavors and your life choices....

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A Functional Medicine approach to BiPolar disease
Carol Stowell

A Functional Medicine approach to BiPolar disease

By on Jan 26, 2017 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Looking into the brain with a functional medicine eye glass will give all bipolar sufferers a glimpse of hope.  There is a lot of research data available introducing the importance of Lithium for mental disturbances.  Lithium, however, is just one of the many nutrients the brain needs for optimal function. Eating a clean diet, avoiding processed foods and simple sugars along with mega dosing of the EPA/DHA has been proven to help with neurotransmitter function and decrease the bipolar swings. Using a functional medicine approach, we here at American Wellness & Rehab Clinic address the cause of bipolar disease.  Looking into the MTHFR gene is one of several tests that is included in our work up. Check out this short video for a introductory explanation of the MTHFR test we address for those who suffer bipolar or other mental health struggles.   I would be happy to help answer any questions you have or help you or your loved one work through this disease to help balance your mental health.  Please give me a call today Carol Stowell American Wellness Clinic 677 West 5300 South Murray, Utah 84123...

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Liver Detoxification
Carol Stowell

Liver Detoxification

By on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi everyone! Each one of us are bombarded with toxins – from medications we take to the daily chemicals that we are exposed to.  Amazingly enough, our Liver is there for us, every second of every day – neutralizing these harmful agents and flushing them from our body.  We all make choices in life that will lighten this toxic load or exacerbate it, making things worse. Today, I’d like to introduce a  video I found that explains what happens when our Liver begins to struggle with the job of detoxification.  When our body struggles with a heavy load of toxins, the bile salts within the liver get quite thick causing a mucky sludge.  This sludge will begin to affect our gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine….pretty much our entire gastrointestinal system.  Soon we are not absorbing the nutrients from our diet and our cells are literally starving!  After completing this video, you will have “the rest of the story”, giving you power to avoid, fix, or prevent this horrible monster from overtaking our health. I love functional medicine and I love taking care of chronic illness.  I would love to help you with any of your health problems.  Please give me a call!! Please check out this...

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It’s that time again…….new diet, new body, new you!
Carol Stowell

It’s that time again…….new diet, new body, new you!

By on Jan 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi everyone! January 2016 has begun!  With each year that comes, many of us set new resolutions including beginning a new diet and exercise plan.  While these are wonderful goals, I’d like to introduce another goal that I hope you will consider….that of detoxification of your body! We are all exposed to every day toxins – ie…. chemicals, plastics, cosmetics, cleaning products, and many more.  These harmful agents really take a toll on our health and overall sense of well being. At American Wellness & Rehab clinic, we have several detox programs to chose from.  Whether you want a quick 3 day detox to a lengthy 28 day detox, we have top of the line, nutraceutical grade detox kits available.  Detoxification programs put much of the focus on purifying the blood stream and lymphatic system. The liver and kidney are two of your organs that will for ever be grateful for this extra detox help as they work super hard to protect all areas of the body from these impurities and harmful agents.  Choosing the month of January for your yearly detox program is a wonder time, as most of us can feel and sense the need for a boost and super charge.  A detox this time of the year will help to boost your immune power, give you increased vitality and energy. Your sleep pattern and quality will also improve.  Of course, when you improve in all of these areas, you are going to notice an improvement in your overall mood as well.   Do not put it off any longer….super charge your body and jump start into a wonder new year – Detox now! Special detox kits can be reviewed and ordered at http://www.metagenics.com/americanwellness...

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The Affects of MTHFR on your Health
Carol Stowell

The Affects of MTHFR on your Health

By on May 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, bipolar, fatigue, or insomnia? You may be suffering from a gene mutation known as MTHFR. In my functional medicine practice, I am seeing quite a few patients that are having a difficult time with Methylation. Methylation is a process in which every one of our cells are allowed to do something for us.  In order for Methylation to occur, there are certain genes that go and turn special enzymes on that changes certain vitamins into active helpers.  Folic acid, B6, and B12  are these very special helpers.  Each one of our cells go through this Methylation process 500,000 to a million times a day – just one of our cells!!  Incredible right?  What is not so incredible, is that daily exposures to toxins and chemicals cause our genes to mutate – stopping this Methylation process. There are many symptoms one may experience if Methylation does not occur such as fatigue, depression, anxiety, Bi- Polar disease, Schizophrenia, and many more.  I have specific tests in which to identify this mutated gene (MTHFR) along with individualized protocols that allows  you to begin a correct Methylation process once again. I would love to help you understand this very common but fixable problem and get your health back on track Check out this video for a brief but simple explanation of...

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