Micronutrients

Experiencing the Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy in Tampa FL

IV Nutrient Therapy Tampa FL

Looking for a IV therapy in Tampa FL? Most health-conscious individuals take vitamins — even if they’re only over-the-counter (OTC) multi-vitamins — to supplement the vitamins and minerals they obtain through their diet. Supplementing a diet with vitamins is generally a good idea for most of us because the modern diet, even when you’re eating healthy, doesn’t provide all the vitamins and minerals the body needs. In addition, physical and emotional stress depletes the body’s reserves of key vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients. Unfortunately, taking OTC vitamin and mineral supplements orally may not deliver optimal results. This do-it-yourself method has the following limitations: OTC supplements don’t specifically target your nutritional needs. As a result, they’re likely to provide too much of some nutrients and insufficient amounts of others. Taken orally, some nutrients are poorly absorbed and are more likely to be eliminated as waste products than delivered to the cells …

Experiencing the Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy in Tampa FL Continue reading…

Butyrate is The Fatty Acid That’s Good for Your Body

Functional Medicine Tampa FL

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, famously claimed, “All disease starts in the gut.” And for the most part, this comment from the Father of Modern Medicine remains spot on to this day. Imbalances in gut bacteria can damage the thin lining of the gut, allowing harmful substances to pass through it into the bloodstream. These substances then trigger immune system dysfunction, resulting in widespread chronic inflammation that can negatively impact nearly every cell and tissue of the body. Inflammation is at the root of many chronic illnesses, including digestive disorders, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. What we are only beginning to understand, however, is the reason why so many diseases start in the gut. Specifically, we are starting to recognize the important role that the trillions of microorganisms living inside our digestive system play in gut health and overall health and exactly what they do that’s so important. …

Butyrate is The Fatty Acid That’s Good for Your Body Continue reading…

Best Heart Disease Specialist with a Comprehensive Testing in Tampa FL

Heart Disease Specialist Tampa FL

Comprehensive Testing Now Available for Heart Disease Screening Looking for a heart disease specialist? If you’re considering screening for heart disease and you live in or near Tampa, Fl., here’s what we want you to know. Recognizing that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, Quest Diagnostics acquired Cleveland HeartLab to establish the Cardiometabolic Center of Excellence — a national organization focused on improving the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Separately, Cleveland HeartLab pioneered the development of personalized evaluation of heart disease risk based on inflammation and other biological markers, and Quest Diagnostics, a leader in genetic and metabolic testing, created the proprietary Cardio IQ Ion Mobility test for lipid particle analysis. Since the two companies joined forces in December of 2017, they have moved quickly to broaden access to their advanced diagnostic services. During the spring of 2018, Quest made …

Best Heart Disease Specialist with a Comprehensive Testing in Tampa FL Continue reading…

Opting for the Healthiest Fish on the Menu: Which to Avoid and are Okay to Eat

When most of us eat fish at home or choose fish over beef or pork at a restaurant, we think we’re choosing the healthy alternative. After all, fish is a lean, white protein, packed with healthy omega 3 fatty acids along with a broad range of essential vitamins and minerals. Many studies suggest that a diet rich in fish and other seafood may lower the risk of heart attack and stroke; support brain development, health, and function; prevent and treat depression; reduce the risk of autoimmune diseases; prevent asthma in children; improve the quality of sleep; a deliver a host of additional health benefits. Unfortunately, not all fish are safe and healthy to eat, and some we should avoid eating for other reasons — such as poor fisheries management, which can negatively impact the environment, reduce fish populations, and disrupt sensitive food chains. So, which fish should you be eating, …

Opting for the Healthiest Fish on the Menu: Which to Avoid and are Okay to Eat Continue reading…

Mold Exposure Treatment: Should I Use a Dog to Detect Toxic Mold in My Home?

Mold Exposure Treatment Tampa FL

Looking for a mold exposure treatment in Tampa, FL? With 300 million scent receptors in their nostrils (compared to about 6 million in humans) and a portion of their brain devoted to analyzing smells that is 40 times larger than that of humans, dogs are well equipped to detect even the faintest of scents. No surprise there. Dogs have been put to work since the early days of domestication to help hunters locate prey, and their utility in this area has expanded significantly since then. Today, dogs are being trained to sniff out and detect a variety of items, including the following: Illegal drugs Explosives Lost children Dead/decomposing bodies Illnesses such as cancer, malaria, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease Bed bugs Fertile cows Invasive pythons SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19) Toxic mold And when it comes to the last item on the above list, mold-detection dogs may be able to …

Mold Exposure Treatment: Should I Use a Dog to Detect Toxic Mold in My Home? Continue reading…

Chronic Itching Getting Under Your Skin?

If you count yourself a member of the 15 to 20 percent of the U.S. population suffering from chronic itching — itching that is occurring for six weeks and longer — then you’ll be happy to learn that effective treatment is available, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all cure. According to a recent study, chronic itching (called pruritus in medical circles) accounts for more than 7 million outpatient visits per year. And it has a negative impact on quality of life in respect to mood, concentration, eating habits, sleep, and sexual function.  In this blog post, we look at a patient we successfully treated for chronic itching here at BioDesign Wellness Center.  Meet Jessica, a Chronic Itch Patient  Jessica came to see us reporting of itchy skin on her sides and back. The itch was persistent, and while there were no observable signs of rash or dermatitis, she did have visible …

Chronic Itching Getting Under Your Skin? Continue reading…