Understanding Laboratory Testing

February 10th, 2015

Patients who are educated get the most out of their doctor visits. Find out what tests you can request from your primary doctor. Don’t forget, you can always give the results to a functional medicine practitioner if you want to know who to address your biochemistry from a root cause approach versus just symptom management.

See the videos below for more information from Dr. Wellhausen!

Is Gluten-Free for Everyone?

January 3rd, 2015

Learn why eating gluten-free is recommended for a lot of our patients. In this you-tube video, we talk about what gluten is and how you can transition into a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-free Grains, Flours, and Starches

  • Amaranth
  • Arrowroot
  • Bean flours (garbanzo, fava, romano)
  • Buckwheat
  • Fava beans
  • Flax seed
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Garfava flour (garbanzo + fava bean)
  • Mesquite flour
  • Millet
  • Montina flour
  • Nut flour and nut meals
  • Oats (uncontaminated with gluten)
  • Pea flour
  • Potato flour or potato starch (limit)
  • Quinoa
  • Rice, all forms (always choose brown)
  • Rice bran
  • Sago
  • Sorghum flour
  • Soy flour (organic)
  • Tapioca (manioc, cassava, yucca) (limit)
  • Teff flour

Gluten-containing Grains, Flours, and Starches

  • Barley
  • Bulgar (bulgur)
  • Cereal binding
  • Chapati flour (atta)
  • Couscous
  • Dinkel
  • Durum
  • Einkorn
  • Emmer
  • Farina
  • Farro
  • Fu
  • Gluten, gluten flour
  • Graham flour
  • Kamut
  • Malt (malt extract, flavoring, syrup, vinegar)
  • Matzoh meal
  • Oats (most commercial brands of oats, oat
  • bran, oat syrup)
  • Orzo
  • Rye
  • Seitan (“wheat meat”)
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Textured vegetable protein (typically contains)
  • Triticale
  • Wheat (bran, germ, starch)

Gene testing

January 3rd, 2015

This is a fantastic video that we posted a while ago that is worth talking about.

Now with a simple saliva collection, you can utilize the power of gene testing to take your healthcare to another level. Not only can you find out what types of medications you might be sensitive to and what diseases you have predispositions to, but you can also use this information to personalize your diet and lifestyle to proactively support positive gene expression. Working with a functional medicine practitioner is highly recommended!

Making Green Smoothies

June 14th, 2014

Smoothies are a great addition to your daily regimen when you are trying to make a healthy transition from eating SAD (standard American diet) to eating WELL (according to Dr. Wellhausen’s well wheel principle’s).  Here’s a little video on what we like to make in the office and at home. Don’t forget to include in your own smoothie as many home grown vegetables as possible!

The Peace Wheel

April 12th, 2014

Many times health issues can arise from not accepting certain situations and/or persons in our life. Learn more about what Dr. Wellhausen calls, “The Peace Wheel.”