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What Is Functional Medicine?

You’ve probably heard the buzz around ‘functional medicine’ and ‘holistic approaches’ but how does functional medicine differ from regular conventional medicine? Why bother going ‘unconventional’?

Is There Such Thing As Good Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is probably nutritions most controversial molecule, often made out to be the bad guy in the modern medical world. While many people might be under the impression that cholesterol = bad, it is, in fact, an important molecule in the body that can work in our favor with the right diet and exercise routine.

What's Really Affecting Our Memory?

Sleep? Diet? Stress? Exercise? Aging? Well… all of it. But issues with any of these elements of our health cause a drop in our overall brain health, at which point our memory is impacted.

2 Life-Changing Medical Accomplishments You Should Know About.

We have more book recommendations for you! These two books dive into the lives of two doctors who have had a history of rewriting the rules of health and wellness. Our first author cured herself of multiple sclerosis, going on to write a guide to help others overcome their Chronic Autoimmune diseases. Our second author Dr. Dale Bredesen has a career history in Alzheimer’s, bringing much-needed research, science, and focus on this often misunderstood disease.

3 Book Recommendations To Shift Your Mindset.

Sometimes, we get stuck in our usual routines and ways of thinking, especially when we have been told the same spiel surrounding health and wellness all our lives! Shifting our mindset is no easy task, but luckily, we do a lot of reading and further education here at Index Clinic, so we have 3 fantastic books to recommend for you that will help you shift your mindset so that you can start seeing the possibilities in your health and wellness as abundant rather than limiting.

Books Index Medical Staff Love That You Should Read.

What are the medical experts in the field of health and wellness reading? Here’s some additional learning inspiration from us at Index!

An Author Index Medical Staff Loves: Who Is Dr. Mark Hyman?

If you work in the health and wellness industry, you’ve likely heard this name before. And if you’re simply a passionate follower of all things health and wellness, this is a name you’ll want to know!

Podcasts Index Staff Listen To.

Educating ourselves and staying up to date with the latest in health and wellness research is an awesome way to empower ourselves to take actionable steps to improve our health. At Index, we’re always looking for the latest scoops and hot topics in the industry. There are a lot of podcasts out there related to health and wellness. This is our comprehensive list of the best (in our opinion) podcasts to stay up to date with the latest in health and wellness.

Genetics Load The Gun, Lifestyle Pulls The Trigger.

Being born with a genetic predisposition, like an increased risk of developing diabetes or an autoimmune disease, sucks. It makes our diet and lifestyle choices that much more important to take care of, because it’s diet and lifestyle that will determine whether or not that genetic predisposition becomes an issue for you…

What Is THE Best Diet? The Secret To Health.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one copy and paste perfect diet plan for everyone?! Actually… no… I think that would be really boring and mundane. Sure, it might be easier for people to understand how to be physically healthy… but what about FUN?! What about Culture? Comfort? Social-Life? Family reunions? What about nostalgia? These are fundamental aspects of our society that often revolve around food.

The Future Of Health: Personalized Diets.

The health and wellness industry is brand new… like newborn baby new. We’re constantly learning things about how the body interacts with the food we eat, and the environment we’re eating it in. One thing that we’ve learned through observing our own mistakes is that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to diet. And it’s not difficult to see why when we start to consider just how differently we are all built…

Top 3 ways to use nutrition to support a healthy gut.

In Functional Medicine, we talk about the gut often. As we take our view into the gut, the land of trillions of bacteria, we are looking at the landscape (gut lining) as well as “who” lives there (bacteria) and more importantly how they are fed (fermentation). A healthy gut has a beautiful balance of beneficial bacteria living in a vital landscape. The specific assessment of your gut guides us to getting to the root causes of most of the imbalances in your body. Nutritionally speaking, that means first looking at what we feed our bodies which ultimately impacts our gut bugs. You are in the driver’s seat when it comes to making choices to support your gut.