What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addressed the healthcare of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening

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FODMAPs & IBS

What are FODMAPs? The acronym FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols. These short-chain carbohydrates are incompletely absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and can be easily fermented by gut bacteria1.These sugars also exert an osmotic effect, increasing fluid movement into the large bowel2 The fermentation and osmosis caused by these undigested sugars are

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Vitamin D Deficiency – An Epidemic

The nights are pulling in, which means the summer is coming to an end. While this, for many, is a depressing thought it really shouldn’t be. Perhaps it has something to do with the topic of today? Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency truly is an epidemic. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey in 2011

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New Website Launch

Welcome To My Blog. Firstly a huge thank you to Degrees Above Zero for all their hard work in designing and setting up this website and blog. I hope you, the reader, will enjoy visiting as much as I will enjoy seeing it develop. My principal reason for blogging is to help you, the reader,

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