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Are your labs normal but you don’t feel great?

Many People who have visited their Primary Care Physician with a symptomatic concern has been told “Your blood work looks great, your healthy as a horse.  Keep doing what you’re doing.”

Most people are relieved by this statement but in the same moment confused because they …

A Death Sentence for Your Brain.

The anticonvulsant and pain medications Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (Pregabalin) are a death sentence for your brain.   

These medications (gabapentinoids) have been used over time as anti-seizure drugs but have been expanded to use for nerve pain, Fibromyalgia, and inflammatory conditions.  These drugs will halt …

The Art of Detox: Yoni Steams

Herbal wellness steams are regularly used in Korean culture to help to improve reproductive health, balance hormones, improve digestion, improve kidney function, and maintain liver function. At IWG our functional medicine practitioners will choose a custom blend of herbs to assist in meeting your wellness …

The Art of Detox: Infrared Sauna

It’s unfortunate, in the world we live in today, how we can be exposed to so many toxins.  Toxins from pesticides, herbicides, plastics, heavy metals, mold, and personal hygiene products. Over time exposure to toxins can congest the lymphatic system and cause stress to many …

How does it all work?

How does it all work?

Many patients that work with IWG are completely fascinated with the high-level technology we use in our patient care.  Most patients leave IWG raving about their amazing results to their friends and family. Commonly they are asked, “that is amazing, but …

Where did my passion go?

Where did my passion go?

My husband, Dr. Nick Carruthers asked me, “Are you more or less passionate about functional medicine than you were a year ago?”  I found myself hesitant before responding.  I then replied, “there is no clear answer because my passion has shifted.” …

Hormones driving you crazy, Literally

How many times have we heard or said,

“I’m so tired, I must be getting my period.”

“I want to eat everything, I must be getting my period.”

“I can’t stop crying at every Snuggles fabric softener commercial, I must be getting my period”  

“Give me …