The Functional Medicine Approach to Detoxification

The Functional Medicine Approach to Detoxification

Every day your body is exposed to harmful chemicals.  Once these chemicals enter the body they are referred to as xenobiotic.  A xenobiotic is a chemical compound (such as a drug, pesticide, or carcinogen) that is foreign to a living organism.  Many of these xenobiotics are also endocrine disruptors, meaning they may mimic or interfere…

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Austin Functional Medicine

Austin Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine – In the practice of medicine, healing depends not only on doing the right things, but doing them in the right order. Illness is never simply one discrete process or dysfunction. It is a bundle of the patients’ whole life, their genetics, early influences, environment, diet, lifestyle, habits, travel, relationships, beliefs and how…

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Healthy Holidays - 12 Tips of Christmas by AustinMD Aesthetics & Wellness

Healthy Holidays- 12 Christmas Tips?

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast.” William Shakespeare Holidays are a special time to slow down, refocus and prioritize what is most important to us-our core values, spiritual practices, relationships with family and friends and love for our fellow brethren.  The holidays can also be a time of increased stress, so we…

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Botox

What is Botox?

Botox is the brand name of botulinum toxin and it’s produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.  Botox temporarily blocks signals from nerves to muscle cells so that the injected muscle can’t contract.  This action makes wrinkles relax and soften giving a natural, more youthful appearance. It can also slow the formation of the new crease…

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Science Meets Beauty - 6 Secrets to Skin Health in Austin, Texas

Science Meets Beauty – 6 Secrets to Skin Health in Austin, Texas

At AustinMD where “Science Meets Beauty” we truly care about helping you to optimize your inner and outer health and beauty – in particular – your skin health.   We offer state-of-the-art aesthetic procedures and Functional Medicine testing and interventions that synergistically optimize your appearance, health, and vitality.   Functional Medicine is rooted in the truth that…

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Beauty is Skin Deep

Beauty is Skin Deep

We’ve all heard the expression Beauty is Skin Deep, but actually, it is Gut Deep, as the health of our gut directly affects the health of our skin.  Both our skin and our intestinal tract serve as protective barriers and our primary interface with the external environment.  Our gut and our skin are uniquely related…

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating

5 Tips for Healthy Eating

Have you ever made dramatic changes to your lifestyle? Maybe you did a cleanse? The roller coaster dieting ringing a bell? Well, join the club! We all would like an easy way out to our desired results, right? The truth is, we don’t have to do any of that, we can simply start small. Our…

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How To Optimize Immune Resilience

How To Optimize Immune Resilience

Understanding that to optimize immune resilience you need to limit excessive intake of foods that are high in saturated fats, especially those found in meat products because they are known to have an adverse impact on immune function – is of paramount importance. 

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