Addressing Trauma & PTSD using Functional Medicine Part #2

To Read About Blog Topic, Scroll Down

If you are a doctor or clinician looking to make a bigger impact on the world, have more job satisfaction and have up-to-date protocols and treatment solutions for your patients, check out our free functional medicine training led by functional medicine expert, Dr. Miles Nichols below.


Get Your Free Training Here

Plus additional BONUS training videos on treating tough cases of brain fog and cognitive impairment!!

Addressing Trauma & PTSD using Functional Medicine Part #2

PTSD Treatment: Last week, we wrote about trauma and the many ways in which it can physiologically affect the body (see here for the full article). This week, we focus on solutions to address trauma using Functional Medicine.


Is there a Functional Medicine approach?

What does Functional Medicine do in cases of trauma or PTSD?

In Functional Medicine, we will assess the general state of health in the person suffering from trauma or PTSD. This includes looking very deeply at gut health, the HPA axis, sources of potential inflammation, chronic hidden infections and many other aspects of health.

IMPROVE GUT HEALTH: As we have written about in our Gut Series, we work extensively on improving gut health. We seek to identify any GI infections or overgrowths, dysbiosis or other gut issues, resolve them and rebalance the gut to an optimal state. You can read up on our approach in the Gut Series starting here. Or for a quicker and more individual approach, call us for a free discovery call.

ADDRESS HPA AXIS DYSREGULATION: In our approach, we also look into the status of the HPA axis in our patients. We can do specific testing using the DUTCH test to identify hormonal imbalances and address them through diet, supplements and lifestyle changes. It is important, in the case of trauma, PTSD, anxiety and other stressful states, to help the central nervous system to move out of sympathetic mode (typically called ‘fight or flight’ mode) and into parasympathetic mode (typically called ‘rest and digest’ mode). It is also important to reset any disruptions to the circadian rhythm of the body as this will strongly impact the rhythm of cortisol and other stress hormones. We can help you to do this.

BALANCE BLOOD SUGAR: It seems a simple thing but imbalanced blood sugar can have quite a strong impact on mood and anxiety, as well as deeper implications for insulin resistance ad possible diabetes. We can help you to adopt a diet that balances out blood sugar issues.

REDUCE INFLAMMATION: Inflammation can be a consequence as trauma negatively impacts the microbiome, the HPA axis and the limbic system function. We can help to identify what may be causing inflammation and to reduce and calm the inflammation with our FM approach. 

To Continue Reading CLICK HERE.

Love Our Blog And Interested In FREE TRAINING?

FREE Training Includes:

  • Access to 27+ Modules of Functional Medicine Coursework
  • Live Q and A’s to Answer Your Functional Medicine Questions
  • Info on Lab Testing and Easy to Implement Protocols
  • To Sign Up Go HERE

Access Our Functional Medicine Training for only $1 for your first month! Check it out and stay if you like. Leave if you don't!

Are You A Clinician Who...

  • Wants to deeply impact your clients?
  • Struggles with complex cases?
  • Lacks ideas?
  • Feels frustrated or stuck?
  • Wants better results?
  • Wants to learn with experts?
  • To Sign Up Go HERE.

Are You a Suffering from Chronic Illness?

Does your current health situation look like this…

  • Do you feel that you have tried many things and either nothing works, or the treatment does not hold?
  • Have you been told that there is nothing that can be done to reverse your illness and you just need to manage symptoms?
  • Does your illness impact your work, your family, your happiness and your social life?

We specialize in finding answers and solutions for complicated chronic illness when people feel like they have tried everything. If this sounds like you, book a free call with us to see if we are the right fit for your health goals. 

Dr. Miles Nichols has spoken for the following organizations:

Recent Blog Posts