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A Marathon induced depression

This is the case of a formerly robust 32-year-old female investment banker, whose health declined after completing her fifth marathon.

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The Concise Guide to Executive Health in 2020

We recently produced a guide in two parts for executive health as we move into a new decade.

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The “Top 10” guide to Executive Health for 2020 – Part 2

At Functional Medicine Associates it is our job to stay at the forefront of science. We have had over 20 years of working with Executives and Organisations on corporate wellness programmes.

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The “Top 10” guide to Executive Health for 2020

As executives we exist in a high pressure, fast-paced, “executive world”; a world that we have created ourselves, a world in which we are being constantly overstimulated.

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Help with the Hangover

With the “Christmas drinks” season rapidly approaching, it’s a great time of year to wind down and re-connect with friends, family and the tribe at work.

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Functional Medicine Associates and Alzheimer’s Disease

Memory has infinite power. It defines who we are. It gives us our individuality and sense of self.

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Functional Medicine Associates on SIBO

SIBO is a condition that we, at Functional Medicine Associates are seeing and having to treat more and more.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Gut Flora

Science suggests that increasing microbial diversity may well be good for health. Why is this? I think of it like this – Imagine good microbial diversity as a rainforest which has a very diverse ecosystem.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Losing Weight and Gaining Toxicity

From a clinician’s perspective, the New Year presents an ideal opportunity for making the most out of working with patients who, at this time of year, are highly motivated to make behavioural changes.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Endocrine System Function

Hormones are molecules that work as messengers for our body. They tell our body how to respond to our environment. Whilst they are tiny molecules they are mighty in their ability to influence the human body.

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Functional Medicine Associates on How A Marathon Induced Depression

“Scientists are beginning to link our psychology to our physiology and so it is that depression has recently been connected with gastrointestinal dysfunction. Functional medicine practitioner Pete Williams shares his intriguing case of a depressed marathon runner, in which he eloquently demonstrates functional practice”

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Functional Medicine Associates on What Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

With the best intentions, mouthwash use may backfire on our health. Whilst we think we may be protecting ourselves from germs that increase our risk of dental issues we are increasing our risk of heart attack and Stroke.

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Functional Medicine Associates on How Taking Care Of Your Gums Reduces Alzheimers Risk

There is lots of talk in medicine about making our borders with the outside world safe. These bodily borders are where we get the opportunity to talk to and sample “outside” and for most of the time it can be a pretty scary world out there.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Glycine

This Amino acid has been building a reputation as a sleep aid and anti-ageing product. It is one product I have used with myself and many patients to help them get a better night’s sleep.

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Functional Medicine Associates on How Stress Alters The Foods We Choose

What if you were told that some of your food preferences were not under your conscious control but rather were an evolutionary response to stress in the environment, a response to potential hard times like famine or winter?

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Functional Medicine on Sitting Is The New Smoking

A couple of weeks ago I presented a Wellness session with an organisation. Throughout the 90 minute talk, I would make them all stand up and shout “Sitting is the new smoking!” A bit of fun but I was also trying to convey an important health message to them.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Healthy Living

I’m really interested in microbes at the moment. I think they will become one of our biggest tools for improving people’s health.

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Functional Medicine Associates on Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Decline is of special interest to me. My grandad, who was the most awesome of fella’s, died from dementia and we watched him slowly lose his mind and faculties until he no longer remembered any of us.

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Gum Disease Treatment Functional Medicine Approach to a Healthier Mouth

Here at Functional Medicine Associates we are trained to the highest level in understanding how all of the systems of the body can influence both health and disease at any one time.

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Functional Medicine Associates on How To Create A Corporate Revolution?

Be happy, chin up, tell us a joke, laugh more. It is rare that being positive and creating a culture of positivity is at the heart of every organisation. That positivity and happiness are indeed the secrets to success is a conversation hardly ever had.