Cold and flu season is upon us. Not to mention, the lingering COVID-19 pandemic that is hanging over us as well. Every Fall, the mingling of school kids and holiday gatherings causes the flu and cold to spread like wildfire. This year brings on even more anxiety/stress to parents and individuals. We are heading into a rough season,
In this day of heightened awareness concerning viruses and communicable disease, efforts to strengthen your immune system are always welcome. In2GREAT Functional and Integrative Health in Kansas City suggests these four top ways to strengthen your immune system for better health and a better life.
Focus on Food
Giving your body more if what it needs is always a prescription for better health,
Whole person healthcare can bring vibrancy and energy to your life. This is the goal of functional medicine. If you are tired of wasting time at different doctor’s offices without getting a solid diagnosis or real relief, perhaps it’s time to try a functional medicine approach to your health issues. But how do you find a functional medicine doctor in Kansas City?
Over the past week there have been an overwhelming number of updates regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and how we all should be protecting ourselves against potential exposure.
On March 21st, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a “Stay at Home” Order effective starting at 12:01am Tuesday, March 24th. Authorities state that core partners in the Metro area have also issued orders,
We are sure you are getting flooded with information about what people are thinking and what companies are doing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. People all over the world are rightfully concerned about the novel Coronavirus, and of course, there’s particular concern for the elderly and those with immuno-compromised states or “underlying health complications”,
WHY FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS GREAT FOR MILLENNIALS
Millennials are taking over. Don’t be alarmed. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just the facts. In 2016, it was announced that the millennial population surpassed the Baby Boomer generation as the largest generation in the United States with upwards of 75 million millennials, as reported by the U.S.
“Inflammation when left unchecked can be downright ugly when it comes to chronic degenerative diseases”
– Dr. Matt Gianforte, LifeWorks Integrative Health
Someone asked us recently, what’s the “bread and butter” of what you do? What we do really comes down to inflammation. It’s the root, the cause and the driving force behind most of the pain and chronic diseases that are inhibiting people’s quality of life.
TOXIC SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
The personal care product industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, but with little regulation or transparency. It is because of that, consumers must educate themselves on how the products they use on their skin might be affecting their health.
Did you know that an estimated 60% of what goes on your skin is absorbed into the bloodstream?
This is Blakely here, the dietitian at LifeWorks Integrative Health. I’m stating that so I can tell you my personal natural deodorant story. Perhaps an “overshare,” but people are so skeptical about homemade body products actually working, that it’s worth you knowing more about me than you wanted to if I can convince you to stop using deodorants with synthetic chemicals in them (namely aluminum and propylene glycol)
The Anxiety series is up with great insight into a functional medicine approach to mental health at LifeWorks Integrative Health, but what we often forget is that food can have a significant impact on our mood.
Here we will briefly review the beneficial brain nutrients, foods that contain them and some quick and easy “mood food” ideas.