By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND With so much advice online about optimal nutrition, diets for longevity, hormone balance, weight loss and more, I am seeing so many women who are truly under-eating. Your body will start to show signs of metabolic stress if calories are too low, if you’re exercising lots and not fueling sufficiently, […]
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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 … It may be perimenopause. What many women do not know is that your hormones start shifting as early as your mid-30’s and significantly by the mid-40’s. Even when menopause is still years away, hormonal changes can cause significant symptoms. Don’t let the word perimenopause scare you – we all […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Hair thinning is actually a very common issue that I see in the clinic, and it can be extremely distressing for women. In this article, I will review some of the causes of hair thinning that I test for, and some solutions to get your hair growing again. One important […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND From a naturopathic and functional medicine viewpoint, we look at the body as systems that interconnect, rather than symptoms that need treating on their own. I wanted to share with you some very common patterns of interconnection that I see regularly related to women’s health and hormones especially. It may […]