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Wild Rice Wellness Functional Medicine Blog

Welcome to the Wild Rice Wellness Functional Medicine Blog where, every week, I will be posting content and articles related to health and wellness using the latest evidence in Function and Integrative Medicine. Medicine is an ever evolving field and I strive to keep current with the latest in the literature which I plan to share here with you! If there is a topic you want to know more about feel free to send an e-mail ([email protected]) and I’ll be sure to add it to the my Functional Medicine Blog topics! To learn more about Wild Rice Wellness visit our FAQ page for more! One of my favorite resources for the latest evidenced-based medicine, where I completed my Functional Medicine training, is the Institute for Functional Medicine, click here to learn more. 

Adrenal Dysfunction Adrenal dysfunction is something I see COMMONLY in my practice. In today’s go-go-go society, chronic stress permeates most of our lives. Our adrenals, which are two small glands that sit atop the kidneys, try to keep up with the stress by secretion of cortisol. This is a good thing...

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport or RED-S, is something that affects many athletes from the professional level to your everyday athlete, both men and women. Sport has been a part of my life, from a young age from gymnastics and figure skating to Division I Cross...

Menopause Menopause. The transition. The change of life. Whatever you want to call it, all women go through it but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through it. Functional Medicine has many tools to make the transition smoother and more tolerable. Let's dive in! Perimenopause Basics Perimenopause starts to occur when the...

Postpartum Health and Wellness Postpartum health is an area that I am very passionate about and an area of healthcare that is simply lacking in the conventional healthcare model. One quick “check up” at 6 weeks is all women get after carrying a baby for 9 months and giving birth. After...

Functional Medicine Approach to Fertility Unexplained infertility is a frustrating diagnosis for many women and the Functional Medicine Approach to Fertility is really where it is at, in terms of preconception care. What does it really mean and what can cause it? Well, the list is long and it may be...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome | PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a genetic, hormonal, metabolic and reproductive disorder all in one. PCOS affects 1 in 10 women and is one of the leading causes of infertility. Early identification and management of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can reduce the risk of diabetes and...

Premenstrual Syndrome | PMS This week we will cover everything related to Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS and what the Functional Medicine approach is to treatment. I'll give you a hint: it is not birth control. Last week we covered the basics of the menstrual cycle and luteal phase dysfunction so if...

Women’s Health and Hormones Over the next month, I plan to cover topics all related to women ‘s health and hormones including: the basics of hormones, PMS, PCOS, estrogen dominance, fertility, and perimenopause. I will dive into the pathophysiology of these different disorders as well as what we can do to...

Why Functional Medicine? I have seen an influx of new patients recently who have never seen a Functional Medicine practitioner, many of them health professionals themselves. Why Functional Medicine now? Many report they just know something is off and they aren’t getting answers from their conventional care team. Something I hear...