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Functional medicine is about bringing together multiple disciplines

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Functional medicine is all about bringing together sometimes disparate disciplines to heal the entire patient.

5 Steps to improve your overall health and well being

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Are you living a healthy lifestyle?

Bio-identical hormone therapy: is it for you?

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Could plant-based bio-identical hormone therapy be right for you? Here's a look at the benefits.

Side effects of normal aging

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Aging is a natural part of life that everyone undergoes. We all experience aging in different ways, and these ways are primarily determined by our lifestyle. Here's what you can expect, and ways to make it easier:

Curious about matcha tea? Here are the basics

It's green. It's frothy. It's matcha. But what exactly is this tea and how might it benefit you? Here's the scoop.

Maintaining a positive attitude regardless of current circumstances

Our cognitive awareness and mental stability play a prominent role in the quality of our lives and functionality of our health in general.

The 3 positive effects of the summer sun

The summer sun brings the heat, but it also brings some positive effects.

Are you at risk for cardiovascular disease?

If you have a comprehensive grasp on the mitigating factors and actionable steps outlining a path to a functionable and healthier lifestyle, the chances of you being at risk for cardiovascular disease decrease exponentially.

Have varicose veins? Try sleeping more

Worried about developing premature varicose veins? Try sleeping more. Seriously.

How do you choose to live?

An unhealthy lifestyle is usually the result of bad habits adopted as a result of stress. It can be hard to imagine changing these behaviors. It all starts with a mental shift.

The life-changing aspects of sleep

Do you take sleep for granted? Most people do. Here's why sawing logs should be a top priority for you each and every night.

Navigating COVID-19 (and the next rogue virus that comes to the United States)

It is likely that COVID-19 will not be the last of the “new” highly contagious viruses to hit our shores, threatening our health and the very foundation of our society. The question is what can we do about it?

Optimal health - an overview

People often equate the term 'healthy' with diet or weight. But health means so much more than that.

Relaxation is the key to a happy life

Stress is everywhere. The only way to fight it is with a little "me time." Here's how to make it happen.

Mold-related illness - what this really means

If we continue to live in close proximity to mold around us on a daily basis, what type of impact will that have on our health, longevity and prolonged quality of life?

The quitter's guide to stopping bad habits

Understanding why you engage in bad habits is the first step to kicking them. Here's how to get started.

Symptoms of cognitive impairment: Normal aging, neurocognitive disorder and dementia

What is dementia? What is cognitive impairment? Can cognitive impairment be reversed? And how does one differentiate between the two and any normal memory loss associated with progressive aging?

Ginger just might be the wonder root

Is ginger the wonder root? Possibly so. Here's why.

Neuroscience basics - Understanding Alzheimer's

While neurological research utilizes technological advancements on a daily basis in attempts to further delve into the abyss of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), neurodegeneration is steadily becoming a predictable diagnosis in monitored patients.

Symptoms of possible thyroid problems

If you're experiencing fatigue, depression, weight gain, or loss you might be having problems with your thyroid. Here's what to watch for.

A comprehensive guide to disease and general wellness impairments

You have a family and children to take care of – staying proactive and health conscious is your full-time job in addition to your other full-time job. It’s imperative to validate resources in order to fully understand wellness and critical components that may affect long-term health. Let’s discuss a few here today.

4 tips for naturally reducing inflammation

Inflammation is a natural defense response, but when it becomes chronic, we must work to reduce the occurrence of it in our body. Here are natural ways to do so.

Eating for your best health

Your diet is probably the most crucial part of your overall health and wellness. That means your habitual eating patterns every day, over your whole life.

The sneaky ways sugar can affect our mental health

Even though there is a time and place for refined sugar, too much could directly affect your mental health. Here’s what to watch out for.

Folic acid, mutation and wellness

Seemingly unrelated symptoms, from fatigue to depression to miscarriage, may be the result of the way that your body processes folate, or vitamin B9. Find out more.

6 tips for starting a meditation practice

Meditation practice shouldn't be intimidating. These tips will get you started.

Your body type should help determine your treatment plan

Every person's body is unique, and that means that your health plan should be tailored to your individual body size and shape.

Is it safe to lose a lot of weight quickly?

Losing a lot of weight fast can be hard, but there are situations where fast, managed weight loss is important. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of the goal and the reasons for rapid weight loss.

Prevent heart attack and stroke

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States today. But you can take steps now to reduce your risk.

Heart disease: The silent killer

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. At Proactive Wellness Centers, we offer Advanced Cardiac Evaluation (ACE) and Advanced Cardiac Treatment (ACT) programs to help patients prevent, reverse and mitigate cardiovascular disease.

What are antioxidants and why do you need them?

Free radicals are necessary to life, but an imbalance in your body can lead to unexplained symptoms. Antioxidants from fresh veggies and supplements can help restore balance.

Five ways to stay healthy and happy this holiday season

Stress levels starting to rise? The holidays are a busy time of the year. That's why we wanted to share with you five ways to stay healthy and happy this holiday season.

Could your allergy really be mold illness?

A quarter of the population is sensitive to molds but don’t realize it. Mold illness is often mistaken for allergies, Lyme disease, depression, PTSD or even multiple sclerosis. Find out if it's affecting you.

Healthy living for kids

This can be a hard time of year for staying healthy, especially for kids. Here are some tips for parents to help keep their kids healthy through the holidays and beyond.

Can you protect yourself against Alzheimers disease?

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease go beyond the normal signs of aging. Compare the normal signs of aging to signs of AD, recognize differences, and take action.

The secret to staying healthy: Staying active

The best thing you can do to maintain your good health as long as possible is to stay physically and mentally active throughout your life.

Is mold behind your symptoms?

Mold sensitivity can be at the root of a large number of symptoms. But doctors often miss it if they don't know enough about mold.

The surprising effect sugar can have on your mental health

Even though there is a time and place for refined sugar, too much could directly affect your mental health. Here’s what to watch out for:

Integrative medicine: Treatment for the whole you

Integrative medicine: We start with you, developing a plan to achieve your optimal wellness.

What you need to know about going from daylight savings to standard time

The time change is inevitable, but still requires adjusting. Here’s how the time change affects your health, and what you can do about it.

Take a proactive approach to your health

Get beyond the “feel sick, take a pill” approach to health. Take a proactive approach, get healthy and feel better on your own terms.

Biggest health risks for young men

The biggest health risk for young men in the United States today is not putting a priority on health. Taking charge can help you avoid these other risks.

Would you know if your child was sick? Here are the signs and symptoms.

Is your child sick? Sometimes it can be hard to tell.

Six essential steps for preventing heart attacks

The number one killer in America? Cardiovascular disease. Click here to discover steps for reducing your risk of heart issues.

5 early signs of Alzheimer's that you can't ignore

Brain health is so important, especially in the later years. Keep an eye out for these early Alzheimer's symptoms, and learn what you can do if your loved one starts exhibiting them.

The 'super food' that fights 'super bugs' -- naturally

Have you heard of Cistus?

Shift your thyroid into gear

Your thyroid is the gearstick of your body. Watch for these common signs of thyroid issues.

What are the signs of inflammation in the body?

You've heard of chronic inflammation. Here's what you need to know for sure to take care of your health:

Allergies and Intolerances: What you need to know to safeguard your health

Are you allergic, or do you have a different issue? Here's how to know:

What does it mean to practice 'integrative medicine'?

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You may have heard of integrative medicine, but didn't know what the term meant. Here's what you need to know!

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A word from Dr. Lawson

“I can truly say that I absolutely love what I do! Helping patients to achieve optimal health and being a part of their transformation is extremely gratifying for me. I love it when patients see results in 30 – 60 days; however, everyone is truly unique and not two patients respond exactly the same way. I feel so blessed to have worked with patients from more than 20 states and 5 countries and know that I am making a difference, one patient at a time. I truly care about educating patients and helping them achieve their health goals.”

The following content is syndicated with permission from one of my favorite Functional Medicine Physicians,  the nationally renowned Jill Carnahan MD. She has truly been an inspiration for me to advance my knowledge about what it takes to achieve optimal health.    Feel free to read her thoughts as well.

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