Did Your Doctor Overlook This Common Cause of Fatigue?

There are many causes of fatigue, but this one often gets overlooked: Low Iron. Besides fatigue, other common symptoms of low iron include: poor concentration mood disturbances cold intolerance muscle weakness restless leg syndrome sore tongue weak immune system hair loss This is a list of the iron (ferritin) levels from the fatigue patients featured…

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Fat to Fit My Quest with Melissa Curtiss

http://media.blubrry.com/functional_medicine_radio_show/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/drcarri/podcast/006_Melissa_Curtiss.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Melissa Curtiss discusses her personal health journey. She was able to reverse her insulin resistance and her fatty liver. She lowered her blood pressure to the optimal range, stopped two medications, and cut…

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Are Acid Blockers Robbing You of Precious Nutrients? Beware of PPIs!

Acid blocking medications, specifically proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are well-known causes of nutrient deficiencies. What does a PPI do? It blocks the acid in your stomach. In order to absorb the nutrients from your food and your supplements, you need to have a strong acid environment in your stomach. Without strong stomach acid, most…

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Something You Probably Didn’t Know About Vitamin D

Other than fatigue, symptoms of low vitamin D may be vague and somewhat difficult to detect. The symptoms may include: a general achy feeling in the muscles moderate pain in the bones Severe vitamin D deficiency will make these symptoms more pronounced: muscle weakness severe pain in the bones difficulty walking and moving around dental…

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Fitness After 45 with Elizabeth Phinney

http://media.blubrry.com/functional_medicine_radio_show/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/drcarri/podcast/005_Elizabeth-Phinney.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Elizabeth Phinney discusses the importance of fitness after 45. Elizabeth explains how she could not find a fitness program for a 45 year old woman and so she developed one herself!…

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Menopausal Women Who ‘Know It All’ Are Not Invited To Read This Page

I treat a lot of menopausal women. In fact, I consider myself a specialist in that area. Hot flashes…Night sweats…Depression…Anxiety…Weight gain…Mood swings. They can all be fixed without ever using hormones. I know, because that is what I do in my office week in and week out. In my office menopausal women generally fall into…

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I Didn’t Think It Would Ever Happen To ME!

My story goes like this… It all started in 2009. I was celebrating fifteen years in practice as a Chiropractor, but the truth is I wasn’t happy in my career. I wasn’t fulfilled. So in 2009 I went back to school—Naturopathic school. It was a tough decision. I moved from Canada to Chicago, leaving my…

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Turning the Tables – Dr. Ray Interviews Dr. Carri!

http://media.blubrry.com/functional_medicine_radio_show/p/s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/drcarri/podcast/004_Raynette-Ilg.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Raynette Ilg, ND (aka: Dr. Ray) turns the tables and interviews Dr. Carri about her new book Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your…

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Even I Was Shocked When This Cured Her Chronic Back Pain

Some patients really frustrate me. Anne was one of them…but not anymore. Anne felt sickly all the time. She caught one cold after another. So tired she had to take naps in her car just about every day. All her energy was spent at the office. Then she would come home and collapse on the…

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Do You Have Any Of These Classic Symptoms Of Magnesium Deficiency?

Crave chocolate; Muscle tightness; Clench or grind your teeth at night; Twitching in any muscle; Muscle cramps, spasms, or charley horses; Frequent back pain or back spasms. Yes to two or more is highly likely of magnesium deficiency. As you can see, many of these classic symptoms have to do with muscles—muscle tightness…muscle twitching…muscle cramps…muscle…

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