By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND I have been seeing a lot of inflammation flare-ups lately in the clinic, and wanted to explain how I look at them, and help your body to get back into balance again. After a couple of stressful years for various reasons, and often a drop-off of self-care, inflammation can look […]
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What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is individualized medicine, addressing the root cause of illness with a science-based approach that focuses on the patient rather than the disease. It is a unique and comprehensive form of medicine that starts at the roots with nutrition, sleep, movement, stress and relationships, and then moves up through genetic susceptibilities, environmental triggers, and life events.
Functional medicine organizes your health information and symptoms into systems which can become imbalanced, rather than labeling as a disease. What this means is that by creating balance within the systems, creating a stronger base at the roots, and eliminating obstacles, we can reverse disease and restore health. It puts you as a patient into an empowered position of health optimization for the long-term.Learn more here...
The Cognitive Wellness Program
"Cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's Disease can now be reversed, and improvement sustained, using a personalized programmatic approach that is targeted to the underlying pathophysiology." - Dr. Dale Bredesen.
Naturopathic and Functional medicine together create a dynamic system of care bringing together a strong foundation in natural health, with the latest science and evidence-based medicine. You can expect a very thorough health assessment, targeted lab testing and the best in integrative health care.
Remember that the Cognitive Wellness Program is fully customized to each individual. The following framework outlines a typical line-up of appointments, but can vary depending on individual need, complexity of your health, and need for support. This program is suited for all three points of access described above: Prevention; Early Cognitive Changes; Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI); and early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.Learn more here...
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Today’s article is more about perimenopause, and especially the unusual symptoms beyond irregular periods and hot flashes. Perimenopause is the period of time when your hormones, especially estrogen levels start to fluctuate, which can last up to 10 years before menopause. What this means is that you may begin to […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Insulin resistance is something that I talk about multiple times every day in my work, and it has become even more prevalent in the past two years with high stress and a more sedentary lifestyle. It is extremely important to identify and address insulin resistance since it is on the […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND I have lately received several referrals of patients who are experiencing long-COVID symptoms, and wanted to share with you my perspective, areas to investigate and a possible approach. There is not much known about why some people are affected long-term from this infection and others only experience mild cold symptoms. […]