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Functional Medicine is 21st Century Health Care. Instead of managing disease or masking the symptoms with more and more medications, Dr Hagmeyer (Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner) implements the principles of lifestyle and Functional Medicine.
Why Are You sick? Why have You plateaued? Why are your not getting better. We need to search for the “WHY” and we all have a different “WHY”
Traditional medicine doesn’t usually ask WHY, Fails at focusing in on the root cause and has become a cookie cutter approach for most chronic health problems.
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We understand that there are many layers to Health. Hormones, Toxicity, Gut Health, Vitamin and Nutritional status, Stress, environmental toxins, infections to name just a few.
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Histamine intolerance is often accompanied by unexplained symptoms such as an itchy tongue and runny nose while eating certain foods such as banana, avocado, or eggplant. Sometimes patients experience a flushed face when drinking red wine, unpredictable menstrual cycles, or unusual headaches & anxiety. Histamine intolerance can be very frustrating because the symptoms often feel as though they come out of nowhere.
An autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. We are truly experiencing an autoimmune disease epidemic right now. Autoimmunity has increased threefold over the last 50 years, and it currently affects between 50 and 75 million Americans. It is the third leading chronic illness in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer. Autoimmune Diseases include Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Lupus, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Hypothyroidism is a common condition where the thyroid doesn’t create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream. This makes your metabolism slow down. Also called underactive thyroid, hypothyroidism can make you feel tired, gain weight and be unable to tolerate cold temperatures.
More and more people are not responding to antidepressants, Even more want to tackle depression, anxiety and distraction naturally. If you like most people suffering with anxiety, depression you have probably lost your JOY and ZEST for life, hobbies, relationships, and getting together with friends.
Mitochondrial diseases are chronic, genetic, often inherited disorders that occur when mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for the body to function properly. Mitochondrial diseases can be present at birth, but can also occur at any age.
Of the 65 percent of the population who is overweight, there is a large group of people who are weight-loss resistant. If you suspect that you are in this situation, you should know there are natural ways to correct them. Simply cutting calories, starving yourself and more exercise is not going to correct it and in fact will make it worse in the long run.
While you may have never heard of the term Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine is the future of Health Care. Its primary goal is to being understanding why we depart from health. Functional medicine seeks to understand why we get sick and how can we support the body. Functional Medicine seeks to address the root causes of sickness, disease and suffering. At DrHagmeyer.com we talk about the Big Picture. We invite you to learn more about the 9 pillar of health and the Big Picture.
Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland in the front of the neck. Hashimoto’s disease causes the immune system to produce antibodies that destroy thyroid cells and alter thyroid hormone production. Longterm damage to the thyroid can cause hormone levels to drop, leading to weight gain, Fatigue,Hair loss and many other symptoms.
Leaky gut is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products, and bacteria to “leak” through the intestines and flood the bloodstream. Allergies, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, Chemical sensitivies, Cognitive dysfunction, Skin conditions and autoimmune disease are all common when you have a leaky gut.
Adrenal fatigue is a term used in functional medicine to describe a collection of signs and symptoms that indicate your adrenal glands, hypothalamus and pituitary gland are not functioning properly, which can be triggered by various stressors and infection. Sometime labeled as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS. Symptoms include extreme bouts of fatigue, Insomnia, Brain fog, Joint/muscle pain, headaches, and exercise intolerance.
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Seeking the root cause of your illness (rather than simply treating your symptoms) and restoring balance
Building a relationship of trust as we partner to seek solutions
Reversing the course of complex chronic disease by changing lifestyle
Believing in the innate healing ability of the body to heal if given the right foundational nutrients.
- At DrHagmeyer.com we Don’t Sell cookie cutter “health care programs” that have become popular these days and take away from a personalize relationship with your doctor.
- Dr Hagmeyer is Certified in Functional Medicine and has over 20+ years experience We Use only the most advanced Functional Medicine Laboratory Testing available.
- At Dr Hagmeyer.com Treatment plans are Tailored to the individual not to the disease.
- We provide a Thorough investigation into discovering the root cause of your Health problem.
- Personalized Nutritional and dietary counseling to complement your program.
- Individuals who are seeking a personalized healthcare experience and are Ready For Change.
- Individuals with chronic conditions where traditional treatment alone has failed them.
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Dr Richard Hagmeyer DC, CFMP Dr. Richard Hagmeyer is a licensed Chiropractic Physician Certified in Functional Medicine with over 20 years of experience.
His team at DrHagmeyer.com has been helping patients around the world find answers and solutions to their chronic health problems using Functional Medicine and lifestyle changes.
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Chronic health problems are often exacerbated or caused by Food Sensitivities and or food Allergies. The symptoms of both food sensitivities and food allergies often mirror one another. These symptoms include, nausea, diarrhea, Gas, stomach cramps, heartburn, bloating and skin conditions, but also may include other issues, like headaches, heart palpitations, brain fog, irritability or nervousness. For many of my patients, we often evaluate them for one or the other and sometimes both. The symptoms of both food sensitivities and food allergies often mirror one another. These symptoms include, nausea, diarrhea, Gas, stomach cramps, heartburn, bloating and skin conditions, but also may include other issues, like headaches, heart palpitations, brain fog, irritability or nervousness. For many of my patients, we often evaluate them for one or the other and sometimes both.
Chronic inflammation is long lasting, insidious, dangerous. And you may not even know you have it. Chronic Inflammation is another pillar of the Big Picture. But there are different pathways activated during the inflammatory process. The key to addressing Inflammation lies in knowing the root cause. Is your inflammation caused by infection, injury, food, blood sugar imbalance, gut, hormone imbalance, industrial toxins, heavy metals or the immune system?. Untreated inflammation has been shown to cause autoimmune disease, heart disease, hormone imbalances, thyroid disease, depression, anxiety, digestive problems, chronic pain, migraines, and many other chronic health problems.
As a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, I assess my patient’s unique nutritional needs. Good nutrition is the key to good health but good nutrition varies from one person to the next. Optimizing your biochemistry is a critical pillar. Patients with chronic health problems present with unique nutritional deficiencies. What does your unique, deficiency state look like? What does your body need in order to thrive? Are you deficient in certain vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, certain antioxidants? I will evaluate a patient for clinical imbalances with blood work and functional testing then combine the nutritional intervention with optimization of the modifiable lifestyle factors.
Your adrenal glands are your stress handling glands. Everyone experiences stress and sometimes stress can be beneficial to our survival. Unfortunately, in may patients struggling with chronic health problems, the stress response doesn’t stop firing and these stress levels remain elevated.
Chronic stress takes a toll on our body and create a variety of symptoms which include irritability, anxiety, depression, brain fog, insomnia, chronic pain, blood sugar imbalances, thyroid problems, headaches, fatigue, and often exacerbate an autoimmune disease. Because our Adrenal Glands are critical to our homeostasis within our body, supporting these glands can have far reaching affects on our health.
All the cells in your body are responsive to thyroid hormones levels. This is why a thyroid hormone imbalance, resulting in hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism can create a variety of symptoms.
Fatigue, Depression, Hair loss, infertility, Anxiety, Depression, Weight loss/Weight gain, heart palpitations, Insomnia, Chronic pain are all symptoms all too common in thyroid disease. Chronic health problems are often rooted in either thyroid disease or sub optimal thyroid function. When patients consult our practice for hormone imbalances, we always evaluate the major hormones together. We do this because your adrenal gland, thyroid gland, pancreas and ovaries/Testes cross talk. If you have a problem in one, you often have problems in the others. Supporting hormonal imbalances requires and understanding of ALL the hormones and how they function or dysfunction together. This is how we truly optimize hormone balance. Thyroid hormones are an essential pillar for good health and is key puzzle piece in my Big Picture.
Hormone imbalances are one of the most common problems men and woman consult our practice for. There is not a single aspect of your life that’s not influenced by your sex hormones. Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, DHEA all influence your metabolic health. Your heart, your bones, your brain, your immune system are all influenced in either a positive or negative way thanks to hormonal balance. Optimal hormone balance is essential for good health and is one the reasons it’s a pillar in my Big picture approach.
Have you heard the saying all disease begins in the gut? How have you been treating your gut for the last 10, 15, 20 or 30 years? Medications, poor dietary choices, environmental chemicals, and genetically modified foods have caused a disruption to the gut microbiome. This often leads to problems like Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, yeast overgrowth, leaky gut, low Secretory IgA, malabsorption disorders, motility disorders, loss of chemical tolerance leading to sensitivities to foods and hyper sensitivities to chemicals within the environment. Show me a sick person and I will show you an unhealthy gut. The gut microbiome will be another foundational pillar in your quest for optimal health.
Unlike an acute infection, which typically receives treatment, creates a inconvenience in our lives for one to two weeks, chronic infections for some individuals, can be life altering. With chronic infections the immune system is unable to respond to the infective agent or pathogen. Some common examples of chronic infections include: Gulf war syndrome, Chronic Fatigue syndrome, Epstein Barr Virus, Fibromyalgia, CMV, Mycoplasma, Hepatitis C, Herpes, H.pylori, E.Coli, Pseudomonas, Salmonella
Chronic infections produce vague symptoms, and sometimes in some people no symptoms at all. If you suffer with any of the following problems you may have a chronic infection caused by virus, bacteria, parasite, Mold, Lyme or Lyme coinfection. Common symptoms of a chronic infection include; Chronic respiratory problems like bronchitis and asthma, A persistent low-grade fever, persistent cough, persistent allergies, Chronic joint and muscle pain, or swelling, Chronic anxiety, depression, or mood swings, Chronic Gut issues like diarrhea and constipation, Recurring gas, bloating, or heartburn, Abnormal genital discharge, Frequent urinary tract infections, Chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease you may be struggling with a chronic infection.
We are exposed to more environmental toxins on a daily basis than ever before in history. Even the simplest of daily routines can expose one to several common pollutants found in the water we drink, food we eat, and air we breathe. While our liver, kidneys and lymphatic system play a major role in removing biologically harmful compounds, our bodies have not evolved to deal with the growing number of toxins we unknowingly interact with every day.
When chemicals enter the body, then can bind to human tissue proteins causing a variety of chronic health problems such as diabetes, autoimmune disease, MS, inflammatory disease, hormone imbalances and neurodegenerative diseases. In addition to binding to human proteins, they easily overwhelm our Detoxification system causing stress to the liver and toxin overload. This happens when your body has taken in more toxins than it can process.
Depending upon the chemical, entry into the body can occur by contact (through the skin), inhalation (through the lungs), and ingestion (through the gastrointestinal tract). Medications, Vaccines, Food, Cleaning products, Personal hygiene products, pesticides are often common culprits.
Have you ever looked at the label on your shampoo bottle, your make-up, your perfumes/cologne, your deodorant and the lotions you lather on your body every morning after your shower? Many of these items often contain toxic chemicals. These include Parabens, Phthalates, formaldehyde, BPA, mercury compounds, heavy toxic metals such as lead, arsenic, nickel, cobalt. We offer a variety of tests that can not only assess your risk for exposure, but we can also measure your immune systems response to these chemicals.
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