We have fabulous news! We are opening our doors June 5th at PureJoy Yoga & Wellness next door to New Earth Market on the corner of Tharp and Butte House in Yuba City. Prayers were answered, thoughts became things, and the Universe aligned just perfectly to bring us to our dream location. Visit our newly launched website to schedule your appointment online: DRANDREAPATANE.COM (link in Bio), where you can also learn more about what we do and becoming a patient. Our first week has already booked up before our announcement and our office is coming along... all so exciting. We can’t wait to help you on your path to optimal health so come join in on the healing! #functionalmedicine #nourishyourbody
Now that I'm home from Chicago's Hormone and Energy modules for the #instituteforfunctionalmedicine I'm able to reflect on how absolutely amazing it was. Fabulous doctors teaching the latest in medical and scientific research in a jam packed schedule. So much great information and biochemistry my head literally hurt. And somehow they still managed to practice what we preach. Organic, clean medeteranian/paleo meals and snacks while we continue to learn, meditation breaks, and early morning yoga classes on a skyscraper. That's my idea of fabulous! Looking forward to Denver!
Would you be surprised if I were to tell you that many doctors and nutritional experts don't eat first thing in the morning?? I hear you saying, But wait! I thought breakfast was the most important meal of the day! Today we are here to talk about a scientifically proven way to eat to improve your health. According to award winning researcher Dr. Valter Longo, Intermittent fasting (IF), the discipline of eating only within a certain window of each 24-hour period while fasting the rest, has been scientifically shown to boost the immune system, decrease risk of heart disease and cancer, improve blood sugar levels, aid in weight loss, enhance learning and memory, reduce depression and anxiety, increase motivation, increase neurogenesis (creation of new neurons in the brain), and improve the health and recovery of people with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness. Neuroscientist Mark Mattson's research also demonstrates how IF may have protective effects against neurodegeneration diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Fasting is a type of hormetic stress, an acute stress put upon the body short-term to gain long-term benefits, such as exercise or sauna use. While undergoing hormetic stressors your body is in an unhealthy catabolic state, meaning your body is breaking down. But it's the recovery (or re-feeding) phase immediately following these stresses that dramatically improves your health. Your body must rebuild itself stronger to support the stresses that could come your way. The saying, What doesn't kill you makes you stronger has never been so true! According to Dr. Longo's research team, the ideal time frame to fast utilizing IF is about 14-18 hours each day, ideally from an early dinner the night before to a late breakfast or lunch the following day. The most important meal of the day should be your FIRST meal of the day, hence the name break fast, but that meal need not happen first thing in the morning. What is of the utmost importance is the type of food you consume during this first meal or re-feeding phase. It should consists of healthy protein and fats, vegetables, and probiotics. #functionalmedicine #nourishyourbody #knowbetterdobetter
Do you know what sets Functional Medicine apart from other fields of medicine?? Functional Medicine is the leading specialty field in medicine that focuses on managing patients who have been diagnosed with or present with symptoms of chronic illnesses and autoimmune conditions, such as: hypothyroidism, heart disease, cancer, obesity, fibromyalgia, Lyme's Disease, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue syndrome, high cholesterol, ADD, Autism, arthritis, MS, diabetes, psoriasis, celiac disease, Crohn's, IBS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Vasculitis, allergies, chronic ear infections, asthma, depression, anxiety, and many more. Licensed medical doctors such as an MD, DO, DC and ND (Naturopath) can continue on after medical school to receive a post-doctoral board certification in the specialty field of Functional Medicine after a 1-2 year course of studies, case study, and board exam. But not all doctors or Naturopaths are also Functional Medicine doctors. Functional Medicine is science and evidence based and focuses on the patients biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness and aims to understand the fundamental physiological processes that influence health and disease. Interventions are created in a therapeutic relationship with the patient and focus on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms. There is a strong emphasis in Functional Medicine on genetic and diagnostic testing as well holistic lifestyle factors that allow a Functional Medicine doctor to paint an individualized picture of what may be taking place regarding the health of each patient. Doctor means teacher, and the emphasis on patient education is key in Functional Medicine. Treatments are integrative and incorporate some conventional and alternative treatments, as well as lifestyle changes, including nutritional counseling. Functional Medicine physicians often employ Functional Medicine certified health coaches, Nutritional Therapy Practitioners, and Registered Dietitians to see patients in office between doctor visits and assure the patients are supported throughout their care plan. #functionalmedicine #knowbetterdobetter #nourishyourbody