Adverse reactions to food can be broken down into three categories: Allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities.
An allergic response in the body occurs when your immune system adversely responds to a ‘foreign’ substance — such as pollen, mould, dust mites or bee venom — or food that usually doesn’t cause a reaction in most people.
Most of the time, we take our digestive system for granted. But when out digestion doesn’t work, it’s a different story, and digestive issues can quickly become all-encompassing.
Fatigue is a common complaint among patients, and it can significantly impact the quality of life. Traditional medicine often focuses on treating the symptoms of fatigue, such as with medications, but this approach does not address the root cause of the problem.
Insomnia is a common issue that can significantly impact your overall health and well-being. If you are experiencing insomnia, it is essential to address the root cause rather than treat the symptoms. In functional medicine, we aim to address the underlying cause of health issues, including insomnia, to achieve lasting results.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the centre of the neck, situated above the clavicles and below the larynx. Triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), two hormones that the thyroid produces, control how the body utilises and stores energy (often referred to as the body’s metabolism).