June 18th, 2019
 
Today, I have a guest post from Dr. Keith Sheehan:
 
Functional Medicine seeks to address the cause of a person’s symptoms. Laboratory testing is used to identify organ imbalances, nutritional deficiencies, and toxicities. Natural whole food and botanical approaches are used alongside dietary and lifestyle changes to support the individual’s own innate healing process.
 

The Triumphs of Functional Medicine

 
1) Functional Medicine shows the patient in black-and-white where the nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances are.
 
2) Functional Medicine shows progress in black-and-white with respect to these nutritional deficiencies and organ imbalances.
 
3) Functional Medicine helps keep patients off dangerous drugs life-altering surgeries. Imbalances can be detected and addressed far ahead of time to prevent drastic and unnecessary interventions.
 
4) Functional Medicine allows for early intervention in patient healthcare. When you know what to look for, you can relieve a person’s suffering even in the absence of a diagnosed disease.
 
5) Functional Medicine allows for keeping track of optimum wellness–often talked about bt not easily executed in today’s healthcare environment.
 
For more information on Functional Medicine at Sheehan Natural Health, click here.
 
Now, for the fun part.
 

Chia-Collagen-Banana-Strawberry Pudding

 
I just whipped this up this morning! I had some ripe bananas that needed to be used, so this was the perfect nutrient-dense snack.
 
Ingredients:
3 ripe bananas
2 cups water
1 ripe avocado
4 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 heaping teaspoon powdered stevia leaf
1 cup frozen strawberries
2 scoops Systemic Formulas Bio Basic Collagen Powder
 
Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix or large blender. Allow to firm up in the refrigerator for a couple of hours if desired.
 
Nutritiously yours,
 
Laura Sheehan