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It’s All In the Hips | Ep. 1

In Functional Medicine, we reduce reliance on medications by improving the gut microbiome, the key to healthy immunity.  Through diet and lifestyle changes, we can improve many conditions which share the same root cause.   Having healthy gut bacteria helps our immune system adapt to the daily challenges of inflammation.  It turns out that the pelvis …

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TMJ Pain & Plantar Fasciitis: How They May Share the Same Root Cause

Image Credit: Beth Scupham Fascia in Primary Care Series ~TS was a bright, unassuming patient in her mid-twenties who was unable to open her jaw after accidentally hitting her chin on a counter.  The trauma had been forceful enough to cause bruising around her temporomandibular joint (TMJ), located in front of the ear.  She had …

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Plantar Fasciitis: Your Heel Pain May Originate in your Thigh

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Similar to many problems in Primary Care, Plantar Fasciitis is simple yet challenging — easy to identify, yet hard to cure.  It is another condition in the Idiopathic category: we do not understand what puts a person at risk for the condition.  About ten percent of runners will develop this …

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Could Vertigo be a Myofascial Problem?

Fascia in Primary Care Series ~Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) or Vertigo, is both a simple and difficult medical condition. We are taught in medical school how to triage different types of Vertigo — the minority that merits serious evaluation, e.g., due to a stroke or brain tumor, and the “benign” kind, the most common …

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