Expert Interview – Brain-Gut Axis Dysfunction and Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr. Ryan Cedermark

Dr. Ryan Cedermark ([email protected]) DC Diplomate in Neurology Trained by the top minds in Functional Neurology – Dr. B/Dr. K BSN – Duke FNP – Georgia State

Speaker at the 2017 world conference of IAFNR

Speaker on Brain Health Summits on Gut/Brain Axis and TBI

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Expert Interview – Why is Chiropractic Necessary for Pregnant Mothers and Newborns? – Dr. Abbie Ballard

Dr. Abbie Ballard of Ballard Family Chiropractic in Effingham, IL.

Dr. Ballard’s expertise and specialty is in Maternal and Pediatric Chiropractic.

She is an expert in optimizing health and function from pre-conception, through pregnancy, birth, and post-partum for both mother and child.

Autism One conference in May 2018


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When Will I Feel Better?

One of the most common questions I am asked when partnering with a person on an Action Plan to address their health challenge(s) is:

“When will I feel better?”

The truth is…I have no idea.

A key differentiator of Functional Medicine is that we honor the fact that every person is a unique individual with their own unique list of contributing factors to their health challenge(s).  Each individual, therefore, will heal at their own rate.

Although I cannot predict when you will feel better, I can tell you the 4 possible responses to care that you may experience…


SIBO Causes and Treatment Targets

Gas and bloating are two of the most common symptoms that present in clinical practice.  According the the Journal of the American Medical Association, gas and bloating can be diagnostic of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO).  Do you suffer from gas and bloating after meals?  Do you suffer from gas and bloating all day long?  If you do, you may suffer from SIBO.  You are about to find out that SIBO can have many causes beyond the GI tract.


Busting the Ice Myth in Soft Tissue Injury

I recently sprained my ankle during a workout and thought I’d use the experience as a teaching platform.  Today I dig in to the idea that the commonly voiced R.I.C.E. strategy for soft tissue injury is hurting you and slowing your return to action.  I cover the science proving that ice is a poor recovery strategy, and I present a strategy that truly is effective and allows you to get back into action as fast as possible.


Brain Fog, Alzheimer’s, and Homocysteine

Brain Fog and associated signs and symptoms such as decreased mental clarity, decreased mental performance, increased occurence of loss of keys, and increased occurence of forgeting names with faces should not be shrugged off as old age.  This may be an early sign of neurodegeneration that could progress to Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

How can we know our risk?  Are there lab markers that we can use to give us an indication of where we are on the spectrum of neurodegeneration?

Yes, there are.  In today’s show we will dive into a couple and discuss what to do about it if your levels of these biomarkers are unhealthy.