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The Holtorf Medical Group Blog is designed to share timely information on topics that our patients and friends want to hear about. Every month a new topic is discussed and they are archived so that you go back and read them over again. The Holtorf Medical Group Blog prides itself on providing pertinent information that will help all patients find information that they are looking for.

What You Can Do to Improve the Earth and Your Health

5 Things You Can Do to Improve the Earth (and Your Health)

Just as it is important to be cognizant and active regarding our own well-being, it is equally important to be aware of the health of our planet and act to improve it as well. When we neglect our health, it …

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What is Functional Medicine

How Functional Medicine Can Work for You

Treating the result rather than the cause has left many to “get by” and “manage their illness” rather than live healthy lives. Instead of dealing with conditions and diseases only when they get out of hand, wouldn’t it be better …

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia: One Diagnosis or Two?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Fibromyalgia: One Diagnosis or Two?

One of the primary difficulties of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia is locating and resolving each of the numerous malfunctions caused by them. Every case is unique and has its own challenges. Treatment of both conditions require an individualized multi-system …

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Gut Healthy Foods - Probiotic Foods

6 Foods to Improve Gut Health

This has a reverberating positive effect throughout the body and can boost a variety of bodily functions including: Weight loss Restoring cognitive function Reducing bloating Boosting energy Stabilizing mood Increasing vitamin absorption Perhaps the gut’s most widely recognized impact is …

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Medsonix - Healing through Sound

Medsonix – How to Improve Health Through Sound

Alternative treatment methods and therapies are popular among those who are afflicted with chronic pain and weakness that is not resolved through standard care. One such option is the Medsonix Therapy System. This therapeutic process utilizes low-frequency sound waves to …

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Are Doctors Dismissing the Underlying Cause? Lyme Disease

Exposing the Double Standard: Depression as a “Catch-All” Diagnosis

It’s almost unheard of nowadays to hear a doctor say, “I’m really not sure what’s causing your symptoms.” For patients going through experiences like the ones mentioned above, honesty, compassion, validation, and thoroughness during a physician encounter would go a …

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Psoriasis and Gut Health

More Than Meets the Eye– Psoriasis And Gut Health

Treatments typically include prescribed anti-inflammatory and steroidal creams, and light therapy. Although these topical therapies can provide symptom relief, research studies showing the complex physiology of the disease and its causes suggest a multifaceted approach to treatment. As well as …

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Toxic Items to Throw Out - Endocrine Disruptors

6 Toxic Items to Throw Out During Spring Cleaning

The endocrine system regulates all hormones within the body. These hormones influence nearly every biological process in a person’s life. Therefore, it is prudent to guard one’s endocrine system and keep it functioning as best as possible. One of the …

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Perimenopause and Menopause are Real Conditions

Patient Safety: Stop Dismissing Perimenopause/Menopause

These times in a woman’s life are marked with dramatic fluctuations in hormones and notable shifts in bodily function. This transition varies in intensity from person to person. However, everyone benefits from increased understanding of the conditions as well as …

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Understanding Thyroid Disease

Patient Safety: Stop Dismissing Thyroid Disease

With an estimated 27 million adults in the U.S. suffering from thyroid disorders and up to 40% of the population experiencing suboptimal thyroid function, it is critical we understand thyroid health and the proper means of treatment. Introduction to Thyroid …

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