Blog Archive

A Properly Functioning Immune System Apr 25th, 2020

A Properly Functioning Immune System "Important for the current healthcare crisis and beyond" At Innovative Healthcare & Wellness Center, we have always been champions of making your immune system the very best it can be. As you might expect, we have seen a rise in calls from our patients asking...

Protect Yourself During the Current Health Crisis Mar 22nd, 2020

Protect Yourself During the Current Health Crisis We’re all wrestling with the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on our families and communities.   As you might expect, our office is receiving frequent questions about the current healthcare challenge.   The questions seem to fall into three general categories.   We’ll use this month’s blog to...

WHAT CAN I DO SO I WON’T BE SICK THIS FALL AND WINTER? Sep 16th, 2018

WHAT CAN I DO SO I WON’T BE SICK THIS FALL AND WINTER? It’s almost become cliché. You get sick with “something” every fall after school starts. Every winter, right around Christmas, you’ve got “the crud.” But what is it? Very suspicious that it seems to happen about the same...

Ketogenic Diet - Part II Jul 11th, 2018

Ketogenic Diet - Part II Wow! The response has been great to our first keto blog.I’m following up with a second blog on keto that offers additional information on how almost everyone can utilize a ketogenic diet plan.   In the previous blog, I alluded to the fact that I can modify...

Keto - Is it for You? Jun 5th, 2018

Keto – Is it for You? There’s a lot of buzz in diet and weight management circles right now about keto.It seems everyone you know has tried it at one point or another….or maybe they’re just talking about it. But is it for you?What about all that fat? Will you get enough...

Food as Medicine - Part 2 - 50% of People Who Suffer Heart Attack Have Normal LDL May 13th, 2018

Food as Medicine – Part II - 50% of People Who Suffer Heart Attack Have Normal LDLIn our last blog we discussed the need for a medical food to help with high cholesterol.  We also alluded to the complexity of cholesterol. Aside from simple LDL, HDL, and total cholesterol, there are other...

Food as Medicine - Part I Cholesterol Treatment Apr 3rd, 2018

Food as Medicine – Part I - Cholesterol Treatment Hippocrates said,   “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”While that sounds easy, often times it is not. Personal schedules don’t allow for preparing three meals and two snacks per day….add to that the time to shop for all the needed ingredients...

Irritable Bowel with Diarrhea Feb 26th, 2018

Do You Have Irritable Bowel with Diarrhea? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is very common, accounting for over 3 million office visits per year in the U.S. The frustrating thing is, there’s nothing wrong with your colon, so when you have a colonoscopy, the doctor says, “Everything’s fine, you just have IBS.”...

Back to Basics - Gut Health Feb 11th, 2018

Back to Basics – Gut Health From something as simple as occasional constipation or diarrhea, all the way to the most complex neurologic degenerative disorder, the gastrointestinal system is involved.In the not-too-distant past, there was typically no mention of GI function when talking about Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other chronic...

Myths About Functional Medicine Jan 12th, 2018

Myths About Functional MedicineOver the years of incorporating Functional Medicine into my family practice (and becoming integrative), I’ve heard patients present barriers to why they are not pursuing a more personalized approach to their healthcare issues. Here I lay out some of those myths that my colleagues and I have...

Insurance and Functional Medicine Dec 13th, 2017

Insurance and Functional Medicine – Are They Mutually Exclusive?At Innovative Healthcare Family Practice and Wellness Center, we provide Integrative Medicine, which means we blend traditional Western Medicine with Functional Medicine (finding the root cause to the problem). Many patients have found most Functional Medicine (FM) practitioners no longer take insurance….if...

Can The Shape of Your Earlobe Predict a Heart Attack? Dec 1st, 2017

From time to time, I like to share interesting functional medicine articles from trusted sources. Please know that even if you or someone you know does not have an earlobe crease, you still need to do the blood tests that are listed toward the end of the article. Schedule today...

Another Perspective on Body Composition Oct 18th, 2017

Another Perspective on Body CompositionCase Study:A 40-ish man comes into the clinic, wanting to understand his body composition. He works out regularly, is trying to eat well, but his BMI (body mass index) says he is overweight.When we look at his BIA (bioimpedance analysis) though, his muscle mass is above...

What is Body Composition Analysis? Oct 1st, 2017

What is Body Composition Analysis?Bio-Impedance Analysis, or BIA, is a process by which you can go beyond the basic BMI (based on height and weight only), and find out how much of your body is fat, muscle, water, etc. Surely you can see how this would be beneficial. A person...

What is Integrative Medicine? Sep 17th, 2017

What is Integrative Medicine? At Innovative Healthcare and Innovative Wellness Center, I practice Traditional and Functional Medicine = Integrative. There is a time and a place for pharmaceuticals, even in the midst of a Functional treatment plan. For those patients who are local to us in Sherman, we welcome the opportunity...

Insomnia Solution Sep 3rd, 2017

https://www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/public/906print.cfm Insomnia SolutionRonald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.If you suffer from insomnia then you understand the seriousness of simply not getting a good night's sleep. Your whole world around you appears to crumble when you can't get a good 6-8 hours of quality deep REM sleep. Your work life, your family...

Sudden Arrhythmia from an Underappreciated Danger Jul 19th, 2017

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S., CFMPAn underappreciated highway danger has been shown to cause sudden cardiac arrest or clotting off of a coronary arteryIn addition, this highway danger has been found to cause sudden arrhythmia that makes a person pass out or have a heart attack.The highway danger I...

Study Finds Common Bacteria Linked to Potential Dangerous Heart Problem Jun 20th, 2017

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.SCompliments from Functional Medicine University – www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.comStudy finds that a common bacteria known as to cause ulcers may now also be responsible for irregular heart rhythm, known as atrial fibrillation (AF).Dr. Annibale Montenero, lead researcher and chairman of Multimedica General Hospital’s Cardiology Department and Arrhythmia Center, has...

This Blood Test Predicts Death, Even When Everything Else Looks “Great” Jan 18th, 2017

As I discussed in a recent article, I mentioned the prognostic power of the blood test brain natriuretic peptide (BNP).Remember there is a 25% increase in death if the BNP is elevated one year after a heart attack. And don’t forget a BNP persistently over 80 pg/mL can be an important indicator of when a...

The Secret Insurance Companies Don’t Want You To Know Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., Jan 3rd, 2017

I have always wondered why insurance companies easily cover drugs and surgery. It would seem logical to me that if the insurance company discovered that there was a successful and medically proven non-drug approach to treating a disease they would love it. Just think, the insurance company would save lots of money...

How to Make Your Aging Brain 12 Years Younger In 3 Months-by Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C Dec 5th, 2016

Talk to Karen if you have any questions or visit us on Facebook!http://www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/public/871print.cfmRonald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S.What do you do when someone has the beginning symptoms of Alzheimer’s, but has not yet been given the official diagnosis?The answer is– come up with a new disease label.Well medical science has coined...

Herbal Supplements Nov 15th, 2016

Why you should take a fresh look at your herbal supplements every so often…….If you have been on the same supplements, specifically herbals, for more than one year, you really need to check with your healthcare provider to make sure you still need them.Case in point: I recently talked to...

Your Stomach Is Not Working Right! Oct 25th, 2016

1) Indigestion, and a feeling that your food “repeats” – you taste your meal all over again 2) Burping, belching, and bloating after meals 3) Stomach spasms or cramping during or after eating 4) Certain foods feel like they are sitting in your stomach with fullness, pressure, or bloating 5) Bad taste in your...

Hair Loss in Women Oct 24th, 2016

Women, are you experiencing thinning hair on top of your head? Are you starting to look like your father? You may need a saliva hormone test to detect whether your testosterone is too high. If your testosterone is elevated, it could be converting into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which kills hair follicles in both...

Do you need to reduce your "bad" cholesterol? Do you need to increase your “good” cholesterol? Oct 21st, 2016

A great way to help these common situations is to get a medical food smoothie that enables you to have a great meal while “taking your medicine.” You can blend it with your favorite kind of milk and some frozen fruit for a delicious shake!UltraMeal® Plus 360˚ is a medical food...

Fiber – They Are NOT All Created Equal! Oct 20th, 2016

We all know that as Americans we do not get enough fiber due to our lifestyles of eating a lot of processed foods and VERY little vegetable matter. But with all the fiber products on the market, which one do you choose?Today, I want to highlight MetaFiber from Metagenics.If you tend to...

Ladies, are you struggling with hormone concerns? Oct 19th, 2016

Do you have a period that won’t go away, a heavy period that makes you afraid to leave the house, or mood issues that make you cry at the drop of a hat close to your period?Meet my three little friends – Meta-I-3-C, EstroFactors, and ChasteBerry! These products from Metagenics...

It’s Time To Start Living Without Sleepless Nights and Fatigue. Oct 18th, 2016

Are you so tired that you sleep all night and still can’t successfully get your day started? Do you crash every day in the afternoon and can’t contemplate adding one more thing to your day? Are you so sleepy during the day but can’t sleep at night when you need...

Battling Allergens Naturally! Oct 17th, 2016

Whoops! Last week just sailed right by, and I didn’t get my promised blog out about natural products from Metagenics to battle the allergens. My apologies, but I have some exciting products to share with you, and it just may be we needed the delay so I could share a...

Allergies – What Are My Options For Treatment? Oct 14th, 2016

I am still getting a daily alert from the Weather Channel that the ragweed and tree pollen is very high! Last week we talked about over the counter options to help battle the ragweed effects. This week, let’s talk about the pharmaceutical options.There are many antihistamines available by prescription only...

Metagenics sold by Innovative Healthcare Family Practice in Texoma Oct 12th, 2016

Helping people live happier, healthier lives by realizing their genetic potential Metagenics was founded in 1983 on a brave new scientific concept: how the right nutrition could help people realize their best health possible by influencing what makes them unique—their genes. Back then we called it “genetic potential through nutrition.” It...