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Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

The best medical practices restore function to the body. Modern medicine tends to focus on symptoms, rather than on listening to the subtle indicators from the body to identify and change underlying issues, thus restoring balance and function.

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Alzheimer's and Brain Health

Alzheimer's and Brain Health

While the brain accounts for only 2% of body weight, it uses 25% to 50% of all the calories and oxygen we take in. As we age, it is not uncommon to experience age-related memory impairment (AMI) which includes mild forgetfulness.  Studies have shown there is a memory decline from...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - The Best Protection is Prevention

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - The Best Protection is Prevention

While there is much emphasis placed on early diagnosis for breast cancer, which is good, prevention efforts are also important. Prevention starts with optimizing your body's metabolism and micronutrient levels. Every woman is biochemically unique. Many factors affect her personal nutritional needs including age, lifestyle, metabolism, prescription drug usage, toxin...

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Know Your Blood Glucose Numbers!

Know Your Blood Glucose Numbers!

Many mainstream physicians look at fasting blood glucose as the primary indicator of a person's diabetes related risk. However recently published scientific literature points to postprandial (after-meal) glucose and A1C as equally important. Postprandial glucose can be high and dangerous even in people with normal fasting glucose levels. Fasting blood...

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CoQ10 Supplementation - What Does the Science Say?

CoQ10 Supplementation - What Does the Science Say?

No doubt, you have seen a lot of information on supplementing with CoQ10.  At Vitopia Health, we strive to provide you with the most current scientific reviews so you can make informed decisions about your health and spend your money on the supplements that have the greatest impact.  Because a...

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