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What is BioMeridian Testing?

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What is BioMeridian Testing?

So, what is BioMeridian testing and why do you need it?   You can see a section from my webpage that describes what actually happens during a BioMeridan Test, but for now, here is a simple breakdown of the process: You come in and sit in a chair; we have a chat about how things are going in your life, diet, exercise, etc.  I will then use a prob on certain points of your hands and feet.  This process takes about 15 minutes.  When complete, we will go over the results in detail and you can find out how your body is doing.  See which levels that your body shows that are different from the norm.  Each BioMeridian scan includes a consultation with a medical provider to discuss how to repair any issues discovered in the BioMerdian test.  We can set up a diet and exercise plan for you to follow to help get the results you want! The reason BioMeridian Testing is so important is because it can show us early signs of autoimmune diseases, health issues, and even cancer!   Here is what the definition of BioMeridian testing: The Biomeridian scanner is a sophisticated piece of equipment designed to measure 58 different electrical “circuits” in your body related to specific organs and systems. Your measurements are then compared against a database of over 1.5 million tests to identify areas of your body that have moved away from the norm. With that powerful information we will effectively formulate a comprehensive nutritional support program that includes detailed recommendations for an optimal supplementation regimen customized to your specific needs.   If you feel like your body is constantly  tired, you feel pain, you are fatigued, or out of energy, I would deeply recommend coming in and seeing what’s going on with your body and we can start treating these symptoms the functional way, without the use of medicines.  It’s helpful to know and starting treating these diseases before they get worse… treat them now.     Carol Stowell Family Nurse Practitioner Salt Lake City, Utah 801-634-2651 I am available at American Wellness or call me to set up an appointment. American Wellness and Rehab Clinic 677 West 5300 South Murray, Utah 84123 tel: (801)...

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Autoimmune diseases

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One may ask…..”why are there so many autoimmune diseases seen today?” In our world today, there are quite a few environmental toxins and or chemical that constantly attack and hit at us daily.   Also, there are many of us with a deficit in basic nutrients that our body is needing.  We are lacking in many of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, water, and fiber that  our body is needing to maintain good health. There is a current article – Why An Apple Today Is Not Good, explaining some of the reasons  health care providers are findings nutritional deficits. “Modern farming methods are blamed for the decline in minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium in fruit and vegetables. Crops are being grown in soil stripped of its goodness”. “Vitamin loss could be exacerbated by fruits being picked before they are ripe”. Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline. Eating fruit and vegetables is still beneficial for health, but continuing falls in nutrients could lead to deficiencies in some consumers”. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-207652/Why-apple-today-good.html   Another major concern as an autoimmune risk factor is the changes we are seeing in our microbiome – our invisable organ’ .  Our gut is very involved in a ‘cross talk’ with the brain and our immune system.  A disruption of our gut microbiome is the beginnings of most all autoimmune diseases.  Anything that we eat will affect or gut whether it is positive or negative. There are 6 different changes that takes place in the gut when we have a negative outcome 1. Gut lining gets disturbed 2. Gut begins to absorb nutrients improperly 3. Gut becomes inflamed 4. Leaky gut – which affects your memory, causes joint pain, causes skin rashes 5. Begin to develop a food sensitivity 6. Autoimmune disease Come in and lets talk! We will help you find out the best option to get your health turned around to avoid autoimmune disease.  We will  be able to help identify your health baseline including your gut health.  We will discuss diet, lifestyle changes along with doing  a bioscan to assess where you stand in the 6 different gut changes. We will be able to help you avoid getting an autoimmune disease!!  If you already have an autoimmune disease, we will help repair the gut damage, bring down the inflammation and teach you how to “tame the lion”, keeping your symptoms and inflammation down to a minimum, allowing you to live a pretty productive and normal life.  Don’t let Autoimmune disease in your life!!  Take control NOW!! My name is Carol Stowell, I’m your Family Nurse Practitioner. Come see me at American Wellness:...

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Low ‘T’

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Low T – the buzz word today of having low testosterone is  becoming quite an epidemic.  Many of my male patients are frustrated with low energy levels, poor focus, mood changes, weight gain, little desire for sex and even suffer with erectile dysfunction.  After blood work, there is evidence of very low testosterone.  They cannot understand how this happened to them, and what their options are to correct this problem. Sad to say…..most of them are 30 years old or younger! In the health care profession, we are noting a trend that on average, a young man in his 20’s and 30’s have a testosterone level lower than their grandfathers!! There are many reasons this could be happening.   Our environment is definitely not like it was in grandpa’s day!  Just having a little more understanding of the exposures out there that is destroying your bodies ability to maintain its balance in testosterone will help you move forward in fixing the problem. Dr. David Friedman talks of several exposures in a mans daily life that puts him at risk for low testosterone. “During the past decade, while men’s T levels have rapidly been declining, there’s been a proportionate increase in the use of laptop computers. ”  “In January 2012, the journal Fertility and Sterility published a study showing that men who have been exposed to a wireless internet-connected laptop showed a significant decrease in sperm motility and decreased fertility.  The solution?  Men should never put their laptop on their lap unless there’s a 12-inch cushion under the notebook, as this is about how far the EMF field transfers.  EMF shields are also available to put under laptops, which protects the body from these dangerous frequencies.” http://www.doctordavidfriedman.com/low-testosterone-could-your-cell-phone-or-laptop-be-to-blame/ Going on Testosterone replacement therapy in a man age 50 or younger, is not the best or safest option.  TRT – (testosterone replacement therapy) could place you at risk for heart attacks, strokes, and cancers later on in life. Come in and see me to discuss the best and safest option of treatment for you.  ...

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6 Signs Involving Your Gut Function Leading To Possible Autoimmune Disease

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One may ask…..”why are there so many autoimmune diseases seen today?” In our world today, there are quite a few environmental toxins and or chemical that constantly attack and hit at us daily.   Also, there are many of us with a deficit in basic nutrients that our body is needing.  We are lacking in many of the minerals, vitamins, amino acids, water, and fiber that  our body is needing to maintain good health. There is a current article – Why An Apple Today Is Not Good, explaining some of the reasons  health care providers are findings nutritional deficits. “Modern farming methods are blamed for the decline in minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and potassium in fruit and vegetables. Crops are being grown in soil stripped of its goodness”. “Vitamin loss could be exacerbated by fruits being picked before they are ripe”. Dr Thomas said: “We found that since 1940, the minerals and other nutrients that help to make fruit and vegetables good for you have been in startling decline. Eating fruit and vegetables is still beneficial for health, but continuing falls in nutrients could lead to deficiencies in some consumers”. – Read more about this from this article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-207652/Why-apple-today-good.html Another major concern as an autoimmune risk factor is the changes we are seeing in our microbiome – our invisable organ’ .  Our gut is very involved in a ‘cross talk’ with the brain and our immune system.  A disruption of our gut microbiome is the beginnings of most all autoimmune diseases.  Anything that we eat will affect or gut whether it is positive or negative. There are 6 different changes that takes place in the gut when we have a negative outcome 1. Gut lining gets disturbed 2. Gut begins to absorb nutrients improperly 3. Gut becomes inflamed 4. Leaky gut – which affects your memory, causes joint pain, causes skin rashes 5. Begin to develop a food sensitivity 6. Autoimmune disease Come in and lets talk! We will help you find out the best option to get your health turned around to avoid autoimmune disease.  We will  be able to help identify your health baseline including your gut health.  We will discuss diet, lifestyle changes along with doing  a bioscan to assess where you stand in the 6 different gut changes. We will be able to help you avoid getting an autoimmune disease!!  If you already have an autoimmune disease, we will help repair the gut damage, bring down the inflammation and teach you how to “tame the lion”, keeping your symptoms and inflammation down to a minimum, allowing you to live a pretty productive and normal life.  Don’t let Autoimmune disease in your life!!  Take control NOW!! My name is Carol Stowell, I’m your Family Nurse Practitioner. Come see me at American Wellness: 677 West 5300 South Murray Ut 84123...

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Understanding Infertility Using a Functional Medicine Approach

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Understanding Infertility Using a Functional Medicine Approach

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.  Think of the future, your future posterity.  It is the choices that you are making right now that will determine this outcome. My name is Carol, I’m here to help. I practice out at the American Wellness Clinic in Salt Lake City 677 West 5300 South Murray, Utah 84123 801-327-8700 Please visit my other pages on functional medicine in Utah to see all the areas I can help you!...

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A Functional Medicine approach to BiPolar disease

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A Functional Medicine approach to BiPolar disease

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

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Liver Detoxification

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!

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

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

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The Affects of MTHFR on your Health

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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Feeling Tired and Fatigued? Mitochondrial Failure May Be The Problem!

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Feeling Tired and Fatigued?  Mitochondrial Failure May Be The Problem!

Every cell in our body has the ability to convert the nutrients from our diet into energy for us to use.  This takes place inside the Mitochondria (power house) of each cell.  For those of you that feel your diet is ‘pretty good’, and that you are taking your vitamins and still feel quite fatigued, there may be other causes of the Mitochondria to fail.  Those of you who feel that maybe your diet isn’t the best – Lets work on these changes together!. The mitochondrial function is one of the many important things that I assess when you come in for a health evaluation.  Don’t let chronic fatigue over take your life.  There are things you can change, add, or eliminate that can improve your energy level.  Please call our clinic for an evaluation where I will spent the time with you that is necessary to help you move forward to a new healthy, vibrant you! Stay tuned for future discussions on chronic fatigue and Mitochondrial...

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What a Woman Wants Show at Southtown Expo in Sandy UT

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http://functionalfamilymedicine.com/?attachment_id=1141 Come visit me at What a woman wants show this November 22st, and 22nd.  I would love to take this chance to meet you and discuss any questions you may have regarding your health.  I will be focusing most of my time discussing bio identical hormones, menopause, and women’s health.  Hope to see you there!

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