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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 […]

From Struggle to Strength

Hi. I’m Melissa Rose, a 47-year-old wife, mom, entrepreneur, and passionate advocate for individuals with autoimmune conditions. I have a deep-seated belief that everybody has the innate ability to be fully well and healthy! That each person contains the potential to vibrantly flourish! Helping others to make this happen for them has become my passion […]

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:  […]

Beyond Medications: Addressing Root Causes for Sustainable Health

Why addressing complex disease processes through the lens of what is causing this disease, is much more effective than the western medical model. A common theme I hear from clients when they come into my practice is that when they were diagnosed with their current condition one of the first questions they asked was, “What […]