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Autoimmune diseases in women

Understanding Autoimmune Diseases in Women: A Functional Medicine Perspective

It’s concerning to consider how autoimmune diseases seem to zero in on women more often than men. This disparity isn’t random—it’s rooted in a mix of hormonal influences, genetic predispositions, and environmental triggers. 

Attract what you want

Get Out of Your Rut & Attract What You Want for 2024

As we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time to leave behind old patterns and embrace a future filled with possibilities. In Functional Medicine, which focuses on holistic well-being, understanding and utilizing the science of attraction can be a game-changer. This article will offer you a foundation of the concept and get you started on manifesting what you want for yourself in 2024.

IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Medicine: If You Have Gut Issues, You Have Bigger Problems.

Did you know that Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly known as IBS, affects about 15% of the national population? That’s over 50 million people! This number is certainly growing as our lifestyles become more unregulated and stress and poor food choices become the norm for many people.  MAGIC 8 BALL – Will I get a Chronic…
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gut health

Your Gut-Brain Connection is the Key to Optimal Wellness

At Brookview Wellness, we are constantly promoting gut health as the foundation of our functional medicine model. The status of the microbiome in your gastrointestinal system and what food you choose to consume are crucial for optimal health and an overall feeling of well-being. What many of our patients come to learn as they advance…
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Seasonal allergies

4 Surprising Things Making Your Seasonal Allergies Worse

We are well into the Spring allergy season here in North Carolina. Some days it feels like everything, and we mean EVERYTHING, is covered in pollen. It is hard to escape “The Pollening,” and our allergies can become very problematic this time of year. Before you go popping more Antihistamines, take a look at these…
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Heart health

Heart Smart – 6 Things You Need to Know About Your Cardiovascular Health

The importance of heart health is hardly a secret. We all know the rules. Eat whole foods, exercise regularly, control your stress level, and don’t abuse substances. All of these things are commonly mentioned in conversations about cardiovascular health. Every one of them is of vital importance to your wellness. But what about the rest…
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Could It Be Your Thyroid?

You’ve heard your friends say it when you’re feeling unnecessarily anxious, notice a hair texture change or loss, can’t seem to get warm or cool down, or have trouble maintaining a healthy weight despite your constant efforts. “Get your thyroid checked,” they say, and they might be right. What is Your Thyroid? The thyroid is…
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Healthy in the new year

5 Tips to Make 2023 Your Healthiest Year Yet

The approaching new year always brings a sense of possibility and renewal. It is a great time to make fresh commitments to your health and wellness and goals for improvement. We are always cheering you on at Brookview Wellness, so we are sharing Dr. Brooke’s top FIVE tips for making 2023 your HEALTHIEST YEAR YET. 

What To Do About That Thanksgiving Heartburn!

GERD: Causes, Symptoms, & Prevention What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease, more commonly known as GERD, is something we see in a majority of our patients at Brookview Wellness. GERD is a condition in which the contents of the stomach repeatedly regurgitate up into the esophagus, causing pain and discomfort. When this condition is chronic,…
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History and Benefits of Chiropractic Medicine

It’s National Chiropractic Health Month, and to celebrate we are delving into the history of chiropractic medicine as well as some interesting facts about this relatively modern form of medical care. While chiropractic is often referred to as an “alternative” medicine, it has become very mainstream since its birth in 1895. It is even the…
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