Epigenetics

Genetics Load the Gun, but Lifestyle Pulls the Trigger – Increasing our Health Span and Longevity with Epigenetics

Increasing our Health Span and Longevity with Epigenetics Our modern age has brought a plethora of unprecedented anti-aging research, information, and modalities at our disposal and yet many people continue to fight chronic disease and decline in their later years.  One of the reasons for this is that Conventional Medicine historically is about 17 years…

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Children’s Health

Functional Medicine and Children’s Health 

Childhood offers the most impactful opportunity for preventing or mitigating illness and laying down a foundation of healthy habits and attitudes that will set the course for healthy development and a lifetime of wellness.  Early intervention in children’s health and wise guidance by parents and caregivers leads to better outcomes for both the physical and…

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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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