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The Intersection of Travel & Health

By Robyn DeVoe, NBC-HWC, FMCHC As I prepare to embark across the world again, after just 4 months back at home, it’s got me thinking. What is it about travel that I crave? As much as I need the stability of a home, I also need the upheaval of an extended international journey ideally twice […]

Long-Term Pain After Silicone Breast Implant and Capsule Removal: Causes and Functional Medicine Approaches

Abstract Silicone breast implants have become increasingly popular for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. However, some individuals experience persistent musculoskeletal pain after implant placement and subsequent removal. This article explores the potential causes of long-term pain associated with silicone breast implants and discusses successful functional medicine approaches for managing these symptoms. Introduction Breast implant illness (BII) refers to […]

The Role of Comprehensive Testing in Functional Medicine

Functional medicine represents a paradigm shift in healthcare, emphasizing the identification, testing, and treatment of the root causes of symptoms through individualized lab testing. Rather than merely addressing symptoms, functional medicine practitioners prioritize client education and empowerment as key components of achieving sustainable health benefits. Comprehensive testing plays a pivotal role in this approach, extending […]

The Intersection of Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Immune System Impact

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex autoimmune disease affecting more than 2.8 million people worldwide. It disrupts the central nervous system, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, mobility problems, pain, and sensory disturbances. The hallmark of MS is the immune system’s attack on the protective coating around nerves, known as myelin sheath. This is a result of […]

Drug-Induced Lupus: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management

Lupus, a complex autoimmune disease, can sometimes be triggered by medications. This variant, known as drug-induced lupus, shares similarities with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but has distinct features. Let’s delve into this condition’s causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.  Causes of Drug-Induced Lupus Symptoms of Drug-Induced Lupus Similar to regular lupus (SLE): Diagnosis of Drug-Induced […]

Lupus: Unraveling the Complex Web of Symptoms and Effective Approaches to Treatment

Lupus, an autoimmune disease that weaves its intricate threads through various body systems, leaving a trail of symptoms that can be both bewildering and debilitating. Join me as we delve into the common manifestations of lupus, explore diagnostic methods, and uncover alternative approaches to support those battling this enigmatic condition. Common Symptoms of Lupus No […]

Autoimmunity Basics & the Need for Health Coaching

By Robyn DeVoe, NBC-HWC, FMCHC What is autoimmune disease?  I love to cook. So, naturally, I like to think of autoimmunity as a recipe. With the right components influencing each other, autoimmunity can result. But if one or more of the ingredients is improved, a state of health can be restored. The ingredients consist of:  […]

A Healthier Thanksgiving

Happy early Thanksgiving to you and your family! Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays – it’s full of love, connection, and amazing comfort food. However, that comfort food is also triggering for those of us with health conditions or food sensitivities. They’re often full of heavy creams, refined carbs, sugar, and other triggering foods […]

Coffee is good for you – or is it?

Hundreds of millions Americans grudgingly get out of bed each morning anxiously awaiting their beloved cuppa joe. For some individuals, this is their favorite part of their morning! Americans drink 400 million cups of coffee per day and we spend $30 billion on it every year!* And according to a six-country survey… most people would […]