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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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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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Here’s What You Need To Know About Lupus – Autoimmune Disease Utah

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Lupus – Autoimmune Disease Utah

So, Let’s talk about Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease; if you don’t know much about autoimmune disease here is some pretty basic stuff you need to know. You need to be able to know and recognize autoimmune disease symptoms. You need to know different types of autoimmune disease, and you need to know autoimmune disease causes. For information about the know-how on autoimmune disease, check out this webpage: autoimmune disease list Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack it’s own tissues. Symptoms of Lupus include: Fatigue Joint Pain Fever Lupus Rash If you think you might have this autoimmune disorder, read this article I found: Lupus — 8 facts you ought to know about this autoimmune disease … http://health.india.com Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:47:21 GMT Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor, who recently passed away allegedly of a drug overdose was suffering from an auto-immune disease called lupus. While it wasn’t the direct cause of her death (we’ll have to wait for the official autopsy report for … However, in this day and age patients suffering from the condition can expect a better quality of life. In this article, we tell you eight things you ought to know about the ailment with inputs from Dr Atul … Read more … Here is a direct Quote from this article: Lupus is an autoimmune disease Lupus is regular name of the autoimmune disease called lupus erythematosus. It occurs when the immune system of your body starts attacking itself or becomes allergic to itself. It kind of over reacts to foreign stimulus and generates a large amount of antibodies which attack different tissues in the body. Sometimes, the autoimmune reaction is limited to the skin tissue (in discoid lupus erythematosus-DLE); in other cases the reaction is seen throughout the body (systemic lupus erythematosus-SLE). Here are more articles on autoimmune diseases. The actual cause of the disease is still not known The actual cause is not known because there is no defined trigger that has been identified. ‘There are multiple genes implicated that increase the chances of developing lupus. Sometimes people whose family members have other autoimmune disease may develop lupus’, says Dr Gattani. Women are likelier to get it than men Anybody can suffer from lupus but it more common in women than in men. ’Women of child bearing age are mainly affected by lupus, though it can be seen in children and elderly. It mainly affects people in their 20s and 30,’ says Dr Gattani. Patients can lead a normal life Most people suffering from lupus can live a normal life like others. Normally, patients with lupus complain of fatigue, loss of appetite, arthritis, ulcers, muscle pain and hairfall. But complications depend on the organ under attack and the severity of the condition. Read more about controlling arthritis. ‘Lupus can almost involve any organ in body and in active state can cause many complications which can be life threatening. The most common complication involves kidney damage and failure, and involvement of brain,’ says Dr Gattani Variable symptoms make diagnosis more difficult Dr Gattani says ‘Diagnosis of lupus is not difficult as such but as lupus is less common than other autoimmune diseases, people and several health care providers are not aware about it...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information – Functional Medicine Utah

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Information – Functional Medicine Utah

I have said before that you shouldn’t have to cope with rheumatoid arthritis. If you can treat it in the early stages, you can beat it! I don’t mean treat it in the hospital and with infusions… I mean functionally treat your condition. I am not a rheumatoid arthritis doctor, but I am a functional doctor. Here is a book that is available on amazon describing rheumatoid arthritis and the changes that you will face. —- The First Year: Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed Check out customer reviewsPrice:$13.09 New:$5.71 (30) New:$2.92 (48) Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping Author:M.E.A. McNeil Binding:Paperback Manufacturer:Da Capo Press Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, is one of the most disabling forms of arthritis and affects over two million people in the United States. Without proper treatment it can lead to long-term joint damage … Read more … —- Here is what I think: Don’t read this book! 🙂 You shouldn’t have to cope with the changes in your body. Remember that autoimmune diseases are a problem with your immune system! We need to fix your immune system up so it can battle off the bad and wicked cells that are causing your body to be in this condition! In this book, it will teach you how your life is now going to change, and how you are going to be introduced to a new level of stress and illness… So… what color would you like your wheelchair? NOT! Let’s talk about your condition and fix your immune system so you don’t need to worry about what color of wheel chair you will need.   It’s important to treat rheumatoid arthritis in the beginning stages, so if you or someone you know has rheumatoid arthritis in Utah, call me! I am right in the valley and I can help! 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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How Vitamin D works to helps Autoimmune disease

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How Vitamin D works to helps Autoimmune disease

People in Utah are at a high risk of cancer because 4 months out of the year, we don’t get any sun!  Why is vitamin D important?  Read below… It could change your life.   Autoimmune disease can be caused by a break in our immune system and by a chronic inflammatory condition.  What most people don’t know is the role that Vitamin D plays in protecting our immune system.  Check out this neat video that with give you a very clear understanding of what Vitamin D does for us.  Day by day, Vitamin D works hard to protect us from a break down of our immune system and even cancer.  After reviewing this video, go check your cupboard and make sure that you find your supplement of Vitamin D3.   Take at least 5,000iu of Vit D per day until May.  Then take 2,000iu daily.  If you don’t have a Vitamin D3 supplement, I advise that you get some and start on it right away.  We will be talking about further benefits from Vitamin D in future postings, so stay tuned.   Vitamin D in Utah is crucial for your well being and preventing cancer. Please come in and let me draw your blood.  I will check your levels and tell you if your body is sufficient or deficient for vitamin D. 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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Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis – Salt Lake City, UT

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Warning Signs of Multiple Sclerosis – Salt Lake City, UT

Hi everyone, Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks your Central Nervous System, which is your spine, brain, and nerves… Many people suffering from this disease have noticed blindness and paralysis.  It’s important to treat MS early on, however, no matter which stage it’s in, I’m sure I can help you. I want to take a minute to share some of the warning signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis that you can look out for that might show you if you have this autoimmune disease. • Tingling in your limbs • Numbness in your limbs • Weakness in your limbs • Frequent loss of balance • Blurred/Doubled vision This chronic illness should not be taken lightly! If you think you or someone you know is having these symptoms, get checked out right away! I was browsing YouTube for MS and I found this video that some people can find very helpful.  It explains how MS works and how/what it does. — — I have been treating patients in Utah with this disease for a while and I can definitely help you!  Call me and lets discuss your options for multiple sclerosis today! – 801-634-2651 Checkout our Multiple Sclerosis Blog for more information as well! 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) 327-8700...

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Sjogrens Syndrome Victims in Utah… Listen Up

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Sjogrens Syndrome Victims in Utah… Listen Up

A lot of people with Sjorgrens Syndrome don’t really know what options are available to their treatment.  This disease  Sjogrens Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease that usually affects women in their middle age.  Here are some of the symptoms: • Dry Eyes • Dry Mouth Most of the testing that is done for this disease is in finding out how much fluid is in your tear ducts and saliva in your mouth. This video is nice to use as a reference for information on this disease, but the truth of the matter is that this chronic illness is very treatable!  Come in and speak with me about your case of Sjogrens Syndrome and I will let you know what your REAL options are.   If you or someone you know in the salt lake valley is suffering from this autoimmune disease, call me for an appointment. Let’s talk about a functional approach to your chronic illness.  I have helped people from Salt Lake City, Murray, Provo, Ogden, Park City, American Fork, Spanish Fork, Draper, West Valley, basically anywhere in the Utah valley.   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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Do You Want To See How Real This Disease Is?

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Do You Want To See How Real This Disease Is?

Here is a very sad story of a woman who was living her everyday life then she was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The part of this video that really hurts is that she is taking so much medication! Once the diagnosis is given, please seek all options for therapy before choosing to go the medication route. This is why, I feel, that western medicine doesn’t help!  This woman needs to look into functional medicine.  The problem is in her immune system. Rather than pump it clear full of drugs, pills, and IVs they should find out what is making her sick. I don’t own this video… just really wanted to share it because I feel that this video shows you a real life story of someone who is coping with this awful disease.   If you or someone you know is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis please give me a call… Life doesn’t have to be this way.   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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