This year I decided to explore functional medicine as a way to address chronic health issues. It’s been a very interesting journey, but it didn’t lead quite where I expected. I suppose I was hoping to find someone who would finally solve my problems, if I was willing to put enough time and resources into … Continue reading My Functional Medicine Journey, Part IV: Finished?
It’s been over half a year now since I decided to try using Functional Medicine to address my longstanding digestive issues and migraine headaches. This involved testing to assess my gut microbiota and other factors, changing my diet to a more gut-friendly mode, taking supplements and probiotics to support healing and good flora, and “brain … Continue reading My Functional Medicine Journey, Part III: Assessment and next steps
A while ago I posted about my decision to try Functional Medicine for my digestive issues. I started with one practitioner who did testing, identified gut dysbiosis as my major problem, and put me on supplements to address that. He also worked with neurofeedback and I found this very interesting, as a way to change … Continue reading My Functional Medicine Journey, Part II: A New Direction
As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’ve had digestive problems and gastric headaches for a large portion of my life. I’ve tried various things but nothing has worked for long, and last year things escalated to the point where I had to have my gallbladder removed. My regular family doctor saw “malfunctioning gallbladder” as the cause of … Continue reading My functional medicine journey, Part I: Foundations
Hello! After a short break, it’s great to be back and I have lots to share. To start with, my review of the last month of 2022…it already seems far away now. Literature This month saw the conclusion of the Dark Is Rising Readalong, as well as a new event, Dean Street December, which got … Continue reading Month in Review: December 2022
Literature Part of any October review has to be Witch Week — this magical yearly event started October 31 and has just wrapped up. Be sure to visit the closing post to learn more about all the amazing topics and books that were shared, along with plans for next year. I did not complete a … Continue reading Month in Review: October 2022
Literature In the course of the Narniathon we’ve reached the last volume of the Chronicles of Narnia, a bittersweet event. I have loved revisiting these childhood favorites, which really were a formative force for my imagination, and finding that while there is much I now question or would like to say differently as an adult, … Continue reading Month in Review: June 2022
In my posts about my journey with functional medicine, I talk about my quest to heal my digestive issues. But this is more than an outer quest in the realm of food and supplements. What I believe really lies behind these issues is not an innate food sensitivity or defective organ, but my compulsive eating … Continue reading What’s really been eating me?
Literature I dedicated this month to Reading the Theatre, and though at first I thought I might read two or three books, it was so much fun I found it hard to stop. Of course, any time of year is great to read theatre-themed books, but an occasional binge seems to increase the fun for … Continue reading Month in Review: April 2022 (and Blog Break)
Literature A standout book that I did not review on the blog was What My Bones Know, a memoir by a survivor of Complex PTSD (or relational trauma, as I think it could be better described). Thanks so much to What’s Nonfiction for pointing me to this powerful account of personal transformation. I also read … Continue reading Month in Review: March 2022