Understanding your labs – Is an abnormal result always abnormal? Eczema case example

When you have laboratory tests run on yourself, is a lab abnormal result always indicative of an abnormality in your physiology?

The intuitive answer is yes, but that is not always true.

Here is a case example explaining why abnormal results don’t always mean the patient is abnormal or sick.

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.

Shingles – Natural strategies for recovery

Do you suffer from shingles outbreaks?

What options do you have other than Valtrex?

Are there any natural strategies?

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.

Low Testosterone, Infertility, and the Gut-Testicle Axis – could a probiotic be the answer?

Could an unhealthy gut microbiome be the driver behind your low testosterone or poor sperm quality?

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.

Eczema eliminated with Functional Medicine – Testimonial – 40 years of suffering ended in 3 months

Do you suffer with eczema? Have all the topicals and medications failed you?

It’s time to find and address the cause.

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.

Understanding your lab results – DO NOT make this mistake…

Have you ever received lab results that looked worse after you worked really hard hoping they would improve?

Before you let the worse result crush your effort, make sure you are not making this mistake…

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.

APOE gene – Relationship to Alzheimer’s, Melanoma, and COVID severity

Brand new research suggests that a person’s APOE genetics contribute to case severity in COVID-19 infection.

***I misspoke in the video and said APOE2 increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease. That is incorrect. APOE2 is protective against Alzheimer’s but does increase risk of stroke and other cerebrovascular pathologies.***
-Reference: Li, Zonghua, et al. “APOE2: protective mechanism and therapeutic implications for Alzheimer’s disease.” Molecular neurodegeneration 15.1 (2020): 1-19.

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.

Sprained Ankle Treatment – Natural strategies for quick recovery

Is R.I.C.E. the best strategy for a sprained ankle? The answer is NO.

What is the best strategy to recover quickly? Are there any natural anti-inflammatories that are useful?

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.

Understanding Leaky Gut – What can cause it? What diseases can it cause?

If you’ve ever read a health blog, it probably talked about the gut and it’s importance to overall health?

Why is the gut important? What is going on in “leaky gut”? What can you do about it?

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.

Meal Timing and Mental Health – implications for depression and anxiety

Are you a nurse, doctor, hospital staff, or factory worker that works overnight shifts?

If so, you have a 25-40% increased risk of developing depression or anxiety.

Brand new research reveals one simple tweak to your lifestyle can result in a significant reduction in your risk of mental health issues.

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.

Supplements – Can you have too much of a good thing? – Fish oil example

Can you have too much a good thing?

This is a great question, especially in regards to vitamins and other supplements.

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.