Dr. Justin Heidemann

How to Approach Autoimmunity

How to Approach Any Autoimmune Condition The immune system is built to fight infections and foreign invaders by reacting to its environment. When the environment changes and becomes foreign, the immune system reacts accordingly.  Autoimmune disease is a blanket term that covers a variety of symptoms. There are currently over 100 autoimmune diseases known and […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Finding Harmony: The Holistic Approach to Taming IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – a frustrating rollercoaster of abdominal pain, bloating, and unpredictable bowel habits. While conventional approaches often focus on symptom management, a holistic approach seeks to address the root cause and empowers you to take back control through natural methods. Understanding the Gut: The

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Constipation: The Gallbladder Connection

Constipation: The Forgotten Importance of Your Gallbladder We often think of constipation as a simple plumbing issue, easily remedied with a fiber boost. There are a few surprising culprits that often lurk behind sluggish bowels. One of them being a sluggish gallbladder! This often-overlooked organ plays a vital role in digestion, and when its function

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Dealing with Allergies? What are Allergies? Allergies are when your immune system is activated by a foreign substance and causes an extreme reaction. These reactions can be anywhere from watery eyes to anaphylactic shock. Typically these responses are to something ingested or in the environment that you react to when most others wouldn’t.  Allergies can

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Dealing with Anxiety What is Anxiety: Your brain and nervous system work are constantly sending and receiving signals. In order for one nerve to send a signal to the next, it releases chemicals called neurotransmitters. Each neurotransmitter has a specific job. For example, serotonin is often linked to mood regulation, dopamine to pleasure and reward,

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PCOS: A Mystery or Just Misunderstood? What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder that affects many women. A  combination of several factors such as Insulin resistance, Gut Health, and Stress levels play a huge role in PCOS. Common Symptoms: Irregular periods or no periods at all Heavy bleeding during periods

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Psoriasis GoesBeyond the Skin What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick red skin and silvery scales. These patches can appear anywhere but are typically on the elbows, knees, scalp, back, and soles of the feet.  Although there are many causes and forms of autoimmune diseases,

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Heartburn?Address the Cause Not the Symptoms About Heartburn Heartburn, or acid reflux, is when the acid from the stomach enters back into your esophagus. Not only does this cause a distinctly uncomfortable burning, but over time it can cause long term damage. Normally, a muscle at the bottom of your esophagus (the Lower Esophageal Sphincter)

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