A Gut Feeling: What Your Gas, Bloating, Anxiety, or Skin Issues Could Mean About Your Microbiome.

Does your gut feel off? Perhaps you’ve been noticing more gas, bloating, or inconsistent bowel movements. While there are a number of reasons this could be the case (and working with a functional medicine provider can help you get to the root of your digestive concerns), one common area we explore when it comes to… Read More

This Marker for Diabetes Can Actually Give You a More Complete Picture of Your Overall Health

With November being Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re thinking more about how preventative treatments and proactive paying attention can be productive to your overall health. One marker you may or may not have ever had run by a doctor is the hemoglobin A1c. Let’s dive into how it can provide a more complete picture of your… Read More

Feeling Dismissed by Your Doctor? 3 Ways to Navigate the Healthcare System as a Woman

At Minneapolis Integrative Medical Center, the vast majority of our patients are female. My estimate is that we treat about 85% female patients and 15% male patients. The “why” of that is not because women have more health issues than men, or that they’re hyper-sensitive and seek out treatment. It’s more often because they’ve been… Read More

The Potential Side Effects of Hormonal Birth Control

Let’s get this out of the way up front: This isn’t an article bashing birth control, because the way you choose to maintain and control your fertility is up to you. However, it’s also important to be an educated advocate for your own health. When you’re having that conversation with your provider about what birth… Read More