Friday, September 28th, 7pm to 9pm. Come join us for the Grand Opening of our Functional Health Practice at PureJoy Yoga + Wellness, next door to New Earth Market in Yuba City!! Come tour our offices and join us for drinks and hors d’oeuvres. It will be a celebration as well as an opportunity to learn all about Functional Medicine, scientific root-cause natural healing, and how it can help you reach your optimal health goals, lose weight, balance hormones, increase your energy, overcome chronic illness and reverse autoimmunity. We’ve had tons of requests for this talk to be offered again since our soft opening in June. Now is your chance to hear even more. Dr. Patane will discuss topics including:▪️What are prebiotics vs. probiotics and how to choose the right ones. What is leaky gut and do you have it? And how using comprehensive GI testing can determine the status of your gut health. ▪️Genetic SNP testing and how knowing your personal genetic variations can change your life, as well as how you eat (could a Keto diet be harming you?) ▪️Micronutrient testing to determine your vitamin and mineral levels. Could you be wasting money on supplements you don’t even need? Could you be deficient in vitamins/minerals you aren’t taking? ▪️Comprehensive hormone testing and how knowing your sex hormone, adrenal hormones including cortisol, and full thyroid status (not just TSH) can help you improve your energy levels, balance hormones, and improve your health. ▪️......and much more! ****We will be offering a special deal as well this night only! “The Micronutrient Package”, complete with a comprehensive Micronutrient test kit from SpectraCell, a lab results consultation with the doctor, and your personalized physician-grade supplement prescription from our online dispensary for any vitamin/mineral deficiencies detected. This special will only be available to those who attend. Don’t miss out! This will be a night you won’t want to miss. Make it a date night, bring a friend or loved one with you! We’ll see you there!
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
In honor of #internationalcalmday let's talk about the Big S, stress. We all know chronic stress is not healthy for us, but what we often find difficult is how to take action. Being exposed to stress is normal. What makes chronic stress unhealthy is how your body responds to those moments of stress. Managing your response to stress is three-fold: internal hormonal/ neurological health, expectations of yourself, and your perspective of reality. In later posts we'll discuss the effects hormones, nutrition and exercise may have on your stress response. Today let's focus on our expectations we place on ourselves and the practice of finding perspective and inner calm in those trying times. For some, doing anything less than super feels like striving for mediocrity. But maybe we need to re-define what super looks like in our lives. Maybe those things we're focused on striving for aren't as important as we thought they were. Gratitude, relaxation, and taking time for ourselves are starting to become revered traits in a world that has too long strived to wear busy as a badge of honor. Start by choosing 5 priorities in your life that align with your values and focus this season on those, letting the rest fall away. Crossing goals and priorities off your list does not mean never, it's simply a not right now. Even with a family and hectic schedule, often your body is reacting to perceived stress via your thoughts. If you pay attention you'll notice those negative thoughts are usually set in the future, in the form of anxiety. The practice of focusing your mind in the present is called mindfulness; being aware of the here and now and simply appreciating it for what it is. One way to achieve this is through meditation (simply the practice of focusing your attention in the present moment). A great app to use is Calm. Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to practice finding your present calm. For beginners and those with an active mind, a guided meditation may be helpful to provide focus through your meditation. Just 10 minutes a day of practice can lead to a lifetime of health benefits. #functionalmedicine #nourishyourbody #knowbetterdobetter #bettermedicine
Does your child suffer from ear infections? 90% of all children have experienced acute otitis media (ear infection) at least once before the age of 10. In most cases, ear infections clear up easily on their own and pose little long-term consequences. 70% of all ear infections are viral in nature, meaning an antibiotic (which is only effective at killing bacteria) will not help in any way. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that: “Ear infections will often get better on their own without antibiotic treatment…Taking antibiotics when they are not needed can be harmful, and may lead to unwanted side effects like diarrhea, rashes, nausea, and stomach pain. More severe side effects may rarely occur; these include life-threatening allergic reactions, kidney toxicity, and severe skin reactions. Each time you or your child takes an antibiotic, the bacteria that normally live in your body are more likely to become resistant to antibiotics.” In addition, antibiotics will likely lead to recurring ear infections as they kill off the healthy microbiome that protects the body from future infections. Both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians have recommended since 2004 that doctors hold off on prescribing antibiotics for ear infections, and yet the number of antibiotics prescribed have held constant. So what can we do for the pain and to help our body heal from an ear infection? Mullein Garlic oil drops may help the pain of middle ear infections and act as a natural antibacterial/antiviral. A small piece of cotton in the ear can help keep the drops place. A warm compress can further comfort your child. Gentle pediatric chiropractic adjustments can open the eustachian tube and allow it to drain properly. If the pain is too much, consider asking your doctor for an otic analgesic (ear numbing drops) to help with the pain while the body fights the infection off naturally. As always, consider the diet. Eliminate sugar, dairy and grain during this time. Food allergies are the #1 cause of chronic ear infections. Find a good Functional Medicine physician who can help discover the root cause. #bettermedicine
What is the single most important thing you can do today to dramatically improve your health?? Remove sugar from your diet or severely lessen your consumption of this coccaine-like chemical. • Not only does sugar inhibit your immune system from properly functioning it also leads to dysbiosis of your mouth and gut microbiome (an imbalance in healthy bacteria), and if you've been following our series of posts you'll understand the health implications that may have. Sugar has become the leading cause of heart disease, most cancers, obesity, dementia, kidney disease, acne, PCOS, infertility, diabetes, and early puberty. • In addition, there is a clear link between excess sugar and nervous or mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and schizophrenia. • Did you know sugar is stored in your body as dangerous visceral fat, accumulating around the organs of the body? The consumption of sugar stimulates the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas. Insulin's job is to regulate your blood sugar levels by taking the sugar out of the bloodstream and storing it away in fat cells. • Just removing this one chemical from your diet will dramatically impact your health. How exciting! Right?! At your fingertips sits the key to leading a healthier life today. Consider sugar a recreational drug: To be consumed on rare occasions and just for fun. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks to cut the sugar monster out of your life. #functionalmedicine #knowbetterdobetter #nourishyourbody #microbiome #bettermedicine
How do you get your kids to eat healthy?? May we suggest letting your kids in on this secret... Let your kids know that they have pet bugs (bacteria) that live inside their bodies. Lots of them, called the microbiome!! In fact your child is mostly a bug! If you're following along with our series of posts on the microbiome you'll know that 90% of the cells in their body are bacterial cells! Explain that there are good and bad bugs that live inside their gut. The good bugs thrive on vegetables and healthy fats. Having lots of good bugs inside their gut will make them healthier, smarter, stronger, happier and less likely to get sick. These good bugs are their friends and they have to take good care of them and feed them well! But if they feed the bad bugs too much sugar, grains, processed foods, and bad fats those little buggers will take over. These bad bugs can make your child feel sad or mad, cause sickness and disease, lead to attention disorders and a wide range of health problems. We definitely don't want the bad bugs to take over! Your kids will also want to make a tidy and cozy home for their pet bugs! They can do this by eating good PREbiotics. PREbiotics are soluble fiber from vegetable sources (not grains) such as asparagus, bananas, garlic, onions. And last but not least, they will want to keep their bugs safe with a little law and order. PRObiotics (not to be confused with PREbiotics) are the police men. They storm in and take the bad bugs to jail so the good bugs can live safely and thrive. When the good pet bugs know they are safe they kick into high gear and do extra work for your body, making even more good bugs to join your good bug colony. These PRObiotics only stay in the gut for a short time (a few days to weeks) so it's best to consume them on a regular basis to keep everyone in line. We can consume these PRObiotic policemen in the form of a supplement, powder, drinking kefir and kombucha, and eating fermented vegetables. So next mealtime, remind your kids about their pets! If they take good care of their bugs, those bugs will take good care of your child's health in return! #functionalmedicine #microbiome