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The Crucial Differences Between Traditional Medicine & Functional Medicine

What is the difference between traditional western medicine and functional medicine, you ask?  

The best way to explain it is that it’s the difference between “What?” and “Why?”

In traditional medicine: What’s happening? What are your symptoms? What is your diagnosis? Which pill is prescribed for this diagnosis?

Looking deeper and dissecting the problem to find out the “Why” or the underlying root cause is not the focus in traditional medicine. That’s not to dismiss traditional medicine. It’s to say the focus is on diagnosing and prescribing, not on finding and reversing the root cause as it is in Functional Medicine.  

Functional medicine is much more focused on “Why?”.  Why are these symptoms happening? What’s the trigger? How can we address that? We’re digging deeper into the concerns of the root cause. The diagnosis matters much less because the why can be addressed without tagging a name on the disease.  When you address the “Why?” you can potentially improve the symptoms and possibly reverse the disease. 

There are many people that have a set of symptoms but don’t have a diagnosis. Often when a set of symptoms does not fit a diagnosis, the patient gets no help.  Sadly, the patient is sometimes even blamed for it and told it is all in their head.  These are the patients that fall through the cracks and get very frustrated. They’ll often hear that their tests all came back great but deep down the patient knows something is wrong.  A functional medicine doctor understands that the symptoms are your body telling you that something is wrong. And if the labs done so far have shown nothing, we may not have done the correct lab yet.  So, if your symptoms aren’t falling into a certain category, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do. Each person is different and needs an individualized approach. 

If this is you and you’ve found yourself asking these questions, then jump on a quick complimentary call with me to see where you’re at and what direction to take.  

If you would like a much more personalized or in depth intervention with me, I offer you a Free MSQ and then a free call to review this with me.  This questionnaire can be a useful tool in finding the root cause of your issues. Fill this out and review it with me. We will be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and discuss ways to improve it.  Use the link below to schedule this free offering.  

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Do We Need Supplements? Yes or No?

Let’s talk about supplements.

So many people come to me asking,” What supplements should I be taking?”   “Do I really need supplements?”  “Is the diet I am eating healthy enough?”  These questions seem to come up everyday.  Invariably they ask, what specific company do I recommend for supplements and so much more….

Usually my answer is pretty simple…

But first, why do you need to take supplements?

Well simply put, many of us are nutrient deficient and without these nutrients our cells cannot work the way they should.  There are many reasons for this.  Some of the issue is with the way food is grown and some is the way we consume our foods.  Really our nutrient needs come down to what goes in, whether it is usable, and what goes out.  Are we getting the nutrients into our bodies we need? Is the food raw or processed?  If it is raw how is it grown?  If it is processed, is it chemical free and bioavailable?  And the last major issue is what is our body using up and why?  Right now, we live in a very toxic world. Our produce and meat products are not what they used to be. Pesticides have reduced the amount of nutrients that are available in the soil itself, as well as in the plants. Foods that used to be very nutrient dense are no longer. It is these essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, that are what fuel us and make our cells work correctly providing us with cellular energy-hopefully enough energy to get through our day.

One of the ways to help get around the issue of pesticides and the nutrients these chemicals suck out of our produce, is to eat organic. Organic products are better for you and have not been grown using harmful pesticides or herbicides.  However, although organic is great, produce is still not what it used to be when we were hunters and gatherers eating wild produce.  As a result of all of this we are lacking many of the nutrients that we need.

So yes, most of us do need to supplement.  But each person should supplement what they need, not what we guess everyone needs. And supplementing with real food is the best way to go.  So when I recommend a supplement I recommend one that is based on epigenetic testing and created from organic foods.  The supplement is personalized to your test results and is made just for you.  It is not guesswork.  It is personalized for your genetics, your body, and your needs as created by the environment your body lives in!  

I believe in personalized medicine and I believe in science. With supplements, you should only take what you are not getting enough of in your diet.  And it is best if your supplement is actually organic food.  As stressors and life change over time, so do the vitamin and mineral needs of your body.  Therefore, so should your supplement change over time depending what your body needs.  The best part is the company I recommend is a reasonable monthly cost and many of my patient’s have saved hundreds of dollars by stopping the guesswork and getting it right.  Get what you REALLY need not what we think you might need.  Save money $$$$$!!!!! Don’t guess.  Use science along with healthy eating and living to change your health, your energy levels, and your life.  

If this is something that interests you and you’ve found yourself asking these questions about supplements and whether to take them, then jump on a quick complimentary call with me to see where you’re at and what direction to take with them.   If you are not ready to consult with me but want to try this on your own, be my guest.  I am happy to offer an informational DIY 90 day reset using this supplement and a few other interventions that many of my clients have successfully used to improve their health, productivity, mobility, and more.  I even have a 30day reset for those of you who are not willing to commit 90 days but want to try it.  

If you would like a much more personalized or in depth intervention with me, I offer you a Free MSQ and then a free call to review this with me.  This questionnaire can be a useful tool in finding the root cause of your issues. Fill this out and review it with me. We will be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and discuss ways to improve it.  Use the link below to schedule this free offering.  

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Why Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is the practice of biochemistry and science brought down to the cellular level. Rather than learning a group of symptoms, diagnosing them, and then giving out a prescription, functional medicine addresses the root cause of the disease. Our whole goal is to get down to the underlying cause and address the disease at this level.. The body can heal itself and improve its wellness, if done correctly. It’s more of a healthcare model rather than a sickcare model.

In the conventional healthcare model, it  is taught that chronic disease is forever.  And that is true in the conventional model because the root cause is never addressed.  Pharmaceuticals are used to address the symptoms but not intervene at the level of the cellular cause of the issue. On the other hand, functional medicine reverses the root cause of the problem. 

When you aren’t fixing the root cause, it begins to cause other issues and spirals out of control. 

And what significance does 16 weeks have?

My passion is to help those who are in the same situation now that I used to be in. You don’t have to suffer like I did. There’s answers and ways to heal. 

I have created a 16 week program where we dig deep and address the root cause to quickly make improvements in how you feel.  Rather than separated consults with little support in between, I have created a program that provides you with support 24/7 for 16 weeks.   It is an in-depth program where you will begin to understand what you can do to reverse the process that has created disease.  You will  have access to me through a HIPPA compliant chat text feature and weekly group Q&A’s to get all your questions answered in a timely fashion with no further charges or office visits.  The program also provides you with a Private Clients only Facebook group where you can connect with and learn from others who are going through similar issues.  You will receive multiple in depth consultations with me and together we will create a doable personalized intervention plan together.  You are always supported and never left wondering what’s next. 

If you are ready to make a change and begin to heal, then don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary call with me using the link below. 

I also offer you a Free MSQ questionnaire which can be a useful tool in finding the root cause of your issues. Fill this out and have a free opportunity to review that with me. We will be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and discuss ways to improve it.  Use the link below to schedule this free offering.  

How Healthy Are You MSQ + Discovery Call pkg –  bit.ly/HowHealthyAreYouActually

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How’s Your Gut Affecting Your Overall Health?

Do you believe that what happens in your gut stays in your gut?

You’ve heard that phrase, “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”. 

Well it’s kind of the same thing when it comes to the gut. We want it to stay there but that’s not happening. It affects the whole body. There’s many things that affect our gut health. What we eat is one of the obvious things. What we may not realize though is how long it can affect our systems. 

Check out this video to learn more…

70% of our immune system is located inside of the gut. Many of us nowadays are trying to figure out how to maximize our immune systems. We want to be prepared. We truly understand how important it is to have a healthy immune system. 

If we haven’t addressed these issues in our guts, then we’re at risk of many chronic illnesses. 

How do you know if your intestinal tract is healthy? What can you do to find that out? How do you fix it if there is an issue?

It’s important to talk to a professional.

I’m here for you!

Let’s get you healthy so that you can live the healthiest, happiest life.  

…And don’t forget about the Free MSQ questionnaire I offer. Fill this out  and have  a free opportunity to review that with me. We’ll be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and ways to improve it.

Everything’s available in the links below. Don’t miss out. 

Talk soon! 

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Are You Afraid Of Contracting Coronavirus?

Are you afraid of contracting Coronavirus?

Have you been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, and you fear the impact these germs may have on your life?

I want to talk to you about the difference between germ theory and terrain theory.

Germ theory is what we’re very familiar with. It’s the idea that viruses, bacteria, and fungi create illness. 

Terrain theory takes that a little bit further. We are being bombarded with virus, mold, bacteria, and everything else all the time. But, if our terrain (our body) is in good health, then we are resistant to these things. 

Find out more by watching this short video…

As we hear about the news with the coronavirus, we see that people in good health aren’t having nearly as many problems than the people with poor health. 

If you’re in good health, taking into account all factors, you should be fine even if you were exposed to this virus. 

On the other hand, if you have underlying health issues (sometimes we’re not even aware of them) then you put yourself at a higher risk.

This is where functional medicine comes in. We dig deep into history and do a lot of lab tests so we’re able to get to the root causes of your health issues. We don’t guess in functional medicine. We don’t throw a medication in here and a supplement in there just to see what happens. We make sure to find the root cause and address the issue from there.

We’re able to help you build a healthy terrain so that you’re not at risk when you’re exposed to different viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Let’s get you healthy so that you can live the healthiest, happiest life.  

…And don’t forget about the Free MSQ questionnaire I offer. Fill this out  and have  a free opportunity to review that with me. We’ll be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and ways to improve it.

Everything’s available in the links below. Don’t miss out. 

Talk soon! 

How Healthy Are You MSQ + Discovery Call pkg –  bit.ly/HowHealthyAreYouActually

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Are You Struggling To Become Pregnant?

I’m here to ask a very personal question…

Are you struggling to become pregnant?

Are you a man or a woman who has been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease, not yet had surgery, and are having trouble with fertility issues?

Are you worried about whether you can carry a healthy child all the way to term and have a healthy delivery?

Watch this short video to learn more…

If these are things you’re thinking about, with this chronic disease, I’m here to tell you that there’s help available. I completely understand how difficult it can be. I had 8 pregnancies, but only 2 children. I had difficult pregnancies and deliveries. I had all kinds of troubles that I didn’t have to have. 

I found functional medicine in my own health journey and it has made all the difference. 

I’m here to tell you that if you’re a man or woman having troubles with pregnancy and you have this disease, there are things that can be done to optimize your health and wellness. 

In just a few months we can make a huge difference in the health and strength of the ova and the sperm making conception and a healthy baby more likely. In just a few months we will positively impact your health as well. 

If this is something you’re struggling with or simply something that’s on your mind, don’t wait. Let’s get you healthy so that you can live your healthiest, happiest life possible.  

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CHRONIC ILLNESS IS A MYTH! Here’s Why…

Do you believe that your chronic illness is something you’ll have to live with for the rest of your life?

Is that something you’ve been told by your physician?

Have you been told you’ll have to live with pain and take medications for the rest of your life?

Let me tell you something…CHRONIC ILLNESS IS A MYTH! 

It’s a medical myth.

Watch this short video to learn more…

What do I mean by that?

Typically as a patient, when you’re diagnosed with a chronic illness your physician will tell you, “this is the medication you’ll need to take and this is the maintenance routine you’ll need to follow”.

When I was diagnosed at 12, I was told so many things. I was even told that if I did not have a colostomy surgery that I wouldn’t live to my 14th birthday. I refused to have it.

If you are a crohn’s or ulcerative colitis patient, newly diagnosed or struggling, but have not yet had surgery…then I want to work with you!

I’m here to tell you that there is hope. You don’t have to be in pain every day of your life. It does not have to be a struggle.

There are things that you can do that will change and improve your symptoms, your health, and your wellness.

Functional medicine is making this difference in people all over the world, every single day. 

I want to help you find what I have found. 

It’s possible to be free of pain, to be free of brain fog, to be free of medications.

I want that for you!

If this is you, please book a free call with me. Don’t suffer any longer. Book here –  bit.ly/CallDrCampbell

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I Struggled With My Inflammatory Bowel Disease For Over 30 Years But Then Found Functional Medicine!

Do you have bowel symptoms that cause you discomfort? Symptoms like – abdominal pain, distention, bloating, gas, or those embarrassing gurgling sounds. 

Do you find these symptoms make it very difficult to walk into a room full of people?

Maybe you’re cancelling social engagements that you were really looking forward to, all because of your symptoms.

Maybe it affects your mood, your overall sense of well being. 

I’m here to tell you there’s hope!

Check out this short video to learn more…

I help people who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease who have not yet had surgery. I help by effectively getting to the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. 

It may interest you to know that not everyone who is diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease has the same underlying cause. So, treating them all with the same medications make no sense. It’s important to get to the cause of the problem and intervene at that level. 

That’s what we do in functional medicine. We dig deep into your history, your physical exam, your biochemistry, and we make adjustments so your body can heal itself.

How do I know this can work for you? Because I did it for myself, and I’m doing it for my patients. I was diagnosed at 12, and was told I’d have this disease for life and have pain every day. 

I was told so many things that turned out not to be true. 

I suffered for over 30 years with this disease before I figured it out for myself. When I found functional medicine, everything clicked. 

I want that for you!

If this is you, please book a free call with me. Don’t suffer any longer. We can talk about how we can get you the results you’ve been looking for. Book here –  bit.ly/CallDrCampbell

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How Healthy Are You Actually? Here’s How To Find Out…

How healthy are you, really?

I know…you feel pretty decent most days, you see your doctor 1-2 times a year, and you have a couple medications that you take on the regular.

Maybe you have a few aches and pains, some sinus issues, or you’re tired a lot of the time…but everyone has that, right? We just have to suck it up I guess. At least that’s what we’re made to believe. Let me tell you – NONE OF THIS IS TRUE!

Learn more by watching this short video…

I’m here to let you know that a lot of these chronic symptoms that we have or cope with each day, are all symptoms of a greater problem. It’s a sign that our body isn’t right. There’s issues in our bodies that need to be addressed.

These symptoms can be very subtle in the beginning but over time it can have a huge impact for the worse.

Because of what we’re told and are made to believe, we start to believe that all of these things are normal and there’s no real solutions. It’s just part of life!

Our body has the tendency to cope really well for a while but then at some point there’s no more biochemical give to cope. That’s usually the time we end up in an emergency room, the doctor’s office, or with a new diagnosis and medication.

One great thing that we functional medicine physicians have that your doctor may not is a medical symptoms questionnaire. It will point out areas of your life and body that are struggling. As a functional medicine physician, this is a tool that I use often in order to evaluate where a client is at on the health-illness spectrum.

I prefer to use natural means to improve the body’s processes, and in finding health and wellness.

I want to challenge you today to take a real look at how healthy you actually are.

Comment below or contact me and I’ll send you this questionnaire for free. As well, book a complimentary call with me so that we can get you on the right path to wellness. Book here – bit.ly/HowHealthyAreYouActually

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How To Eliminate Toxins From Our Environment So That We Can Live Healthy Lives!

I want to challenge you to take a look at your daily routine and the products that you’re using in your home. I want you to take a look at that from a toxins standpoint. Evaluate how many toxins are actually in your environment. 

When we think of toxins, most of us are aware that there are 100’s of toxins in our environment. But what we’re unaware of is that most of the toxins are the ones we’re using in our homes and on our bodies. 

Learn more by watching this short video.

Very interesting to note: 

  • Since WW2 over 85,000 synthetic chemicals have been registered with the EPA.
  • Over 130,000 in European countries have been registered.
  • Many of which have not been safety tested.

These are chemical products we’re using everyday without even realizing it. That’s somewhat disturbing. Just in the morning alone, the average person is using 300 or more chemicals. 

How do we eliminate these toxins from our body?

Our bodies use our liver, kidneys, and skin to eliminate these chemicals, but it’s taxing on the body. Our morning routines of using soaps, shampoos, deodorants, etc all slow down the detoxification process in our bodies. These toxins put us at risk of multiple autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease or any number of chronic illnesses.

It doesn’t need to be an overwhelming process in eliminating these toxins from our environment. One step at a time makes the world of difference. 

If this is something you’re interested in changing in your own life and in your home, to improve the health of everyone in your family, then take a look at the questionnaire offered and book a call with me here –  bit.ly/HowToxicAreYou

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