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Going Gluten Free: An Experiment elimination diet food sensitivities gluten free May 10, 2022

Have you been wondering if a gluten free lifestyle will help you improve your health?

A gluten free diet is one of Dr. Thoma's most common recommendations, but most patients are hesitant to make such a drastic lifestyle change. In fact, they don't even know where to start.

In this video, Jennifer...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: How do I reprogram my brain? brain habits primitive brain May 03, 2022

Now that you know why your body responds the way it does, what should you do about it?

As evolved humans, our prefrontal cortex can override the limbic, primitive responses, when we intentionally use it for that purpose. One of the primary ways to do this is to attach positive emotions to the...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: How are men & women different? hormones men primitive brain stress women Apr 26, 2022

Have you ever noticed that men and women respond differently to the environments around them?

Whether it's how they react in an emergency, how their body responds when they attempt to lose weight, or even how they go about their day to day living. Men and women are different because of their...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: Why am I so stressed out? hormones primitive brain stress Apr 19, 2022

Doesn't it seem like we are all a bit more stressed out than we should be?  

In this video, Dr. Thoma explains how our primitive reactions to stressful situations are different than what they were back in the caveman days. He covers how your hormones and brain communicate, and how they...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: Why do I crave sugar & fats? diet primitive brain weight loss Apr 12, 2022

Do sugary and fatty foods always seem to be calling your name?

If you're like many people, you know you should be limiting your intake of sugar and fats, but it's just so difficult to break those habits!

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares why your primitive brain tends to crave sugar and fats, and...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: Why am I not thirsty? dehydration water Apr 05, 2022

You know you should drink more water, but do you ever wonder why you're not thirsty?

One of the most primitive actions our body can take is to stay appropriately hydrated, so you would think thirst would come naturally...and maybe it does.

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares how your limbic brain...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: Why Do I Overeat? brain diet primitive brain weight gain weight loss Mar 29, 2022

Have you ever eaten more than you planned or wanted to?

We all have! It's our primitive brain taking control of our body as it attempts to ensure that we will be safe and survive in our environment.

In this video, learn more from Dr. Thoma about why our primitive brain wants us to overeat and...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: What is a primitive brain? brain instincts primitive brain Mar 22, 2022

The primitive brain, known as the limbic system function is to keep you safe and help you reproduce.

This part of your brain works automatically to respond in any situation that threatens your safety, or the safety of your potential offspring. While this was good in the caveman days, it's not so...

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Evolving My Primitive Brain: How Instincts Impact Daily Living bad habits brain instincts primitive brain Mar 15, 2022

Have you ever wondered why you do things you don't want to do?

Whether it's eating too much, responding negatively under stress, or staying on the couch when you should be exercising, your primitive brain instinctually works to keep you safe.

When we were cavemen, or cavewomen, this was good...

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Start Slowly This Spring activity exercise spring Mar 01, 2022

As the weather begins to change this spring, you will likely find yourself anxious to get outside and doing new activities like gardening, walking, or hiking.

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares the importance of starting slow so that you an avoid injury and stay healthy.

Dr. Thoma is a functional...

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What Can You Do to Improve Small Vessel Disease? cardiovascular health exercise small vessel disease Feb 22, 2022

After discussing small vessel disease a few weeks ago, Dr. Thoma has received several questions about how to improve your health, even if you have a diagnosis of small vessel disease.

In this video, he shares the number one way to make a positive impact on your small vessel disease.

Dr. Thoma is...

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Avoid Overuse Injuries athlete injury Feb 15, 2022

Are you an athlete, or even a weekend warrior, with an injury you can't seem to recover from?

In this video, Dr. Thoma shares how to avoid overuse injuries, and how to make sure that you recover quickly when you do have an overuse injury.

Dr. Thoma is a functional medicine physician in...

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