Vitamin D – How often should we test and why?

How often should you test your blood for levels of nutrients like vitamin D?

Why should they be tested periodically?

What benchmark levels are we looking for?

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Vitamin D and A – roles in Immunity with focus on Gut and Skin conditions

Supposed immunity "experts" have said that vitamins are useless for fighting a virus. They specifically were opposed to use of vitamin D and said there was no science to support it.

These "experts" are quacks and clearly don’t read the science published by their own organizations.

There is NO QUESTION that vitamins are required to have any hope of a health immune response in general and antiviral defenses specifically.

Here is just one paper showing that.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Skin Cancer and the Sun – study shows the sun is protective

It does not make evolutionary sense that the sun would cause skin cancer. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were out in the sun all day.

How do we reconcile the ongoing debate about the sun’s role in skin cancer?

This study helps us understand the nuance and how the sun is protective against skin cancer.

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John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Melatonin as an adjunctive treatment in Cancer – Safe, Effective, and Inexpensive

Melatonin is FAR more than just a sleep aid. It has many scientific papers supporting its use as a safe and effective adjunctive treatment for solid tumors.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Nasal Iodine for Anti-Viral Protection

Iodine has been used for decades as an effective anti-septic, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral.

I have taught for years to use iodine in a nebulizer for defense against respiratory infections.

Now it is available in a nasal spray that can be taken with you wherever you go.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

SIBO Treatment – Is Rifaximin worth the investment? Are their less expensive, more effective options

Rifaximin is the number one recommended medication for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. It costs about $2,000 for a 10 day course, and like any treatment, is not guaranteed to work.

Is there a metric available that helps you understand the odds of the medication working for you?

Yes, there is. The metric is Number Needed to Treat (NNT).

What is the NNT for Rifaximin?

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Sucrase Deficiency in Adulthood – Is it a functional disorder and is there a natural solution?

Sucrase deficiency is a deficiency in a digestive enzyme that breaks down the sugar sucrose.

If you have a sucrase deficiency and consume sucrose, you may have symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and/or watery diarrhea.

Sucrase deficiency can be congenital (genetic, you are born with it), or it can be functional (developed, later in life due to other health issues).

This video explains how to recover from a functional sucrase deficiency.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Social media vacations as a treatment for depression and anxiety

Does social media impact mental health? Could all your swiping be promoting depression or anxiety for you?

What does the research say about the health impacts of overuse of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok?

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Depression, SIBO, Constipation, and Gut-Brain axis – non-invasive tVNS

Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) is a safe and non-invasive treatment for depression that is not helped by medication.

Vagus nerve stimulation also has utility in small intestine bacterial overgrowth, constipation, autism, stroke, and chronic pain.

John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.

Resveratrol in Cancer and Autoimmune Disease

Resveratrol has been shown in the scientific literature to be a powerful adjunctive treatment for cancer patients. How can it help a cancer patient and why?

Resveratrol also has many studies supporting it’s ability to inhibit immune mechanisms that promote autoimmune disease. Could it help you?

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John Bartemus, DC
Functional Medicine Charlotte

704-895-2240
http://www.FunctionalMedicineCharlotte.com

Disclaimer: *Please note that the information shared on this YouTube Channel is informational and educational and is not to be interpreted as medical advice. Before implementing any information from this channel, please consult first with your primary care provider.