Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a chiropractic physician/functional medicine practitioner in the Chandler area, we’re excited you are here. With natural healthcare and chiropractic industries advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

Our blogs promote functional medicine and chiropractic awareness as a vital part of your healthy, active lifestyle. On our blog you will find a variety of articles and topics including the latest developments in natural healthcare, nutrition, acupuncture, cold level laser and chiropractic treatments from Dr. Reade and his staff.

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure the long-term health of your health.
As always, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

— The Arizona Family Health Centre Team

Low Thyroid and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Low thyroid function or hypothyroid affects approximately 15 million in the US. Hypothyroid is the most common thyroid disorder. It is five times more common in women compared to men in the US according to the Academy of Family Physicians in 2004.

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Leaky Gut and Irritable Bowel Syndromes

Before we discuss leaky gut syndrome (LGS) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) we need to understand a little more about the small and large intestines. The primary function of the intestines is to determine which food compounds should be deemed important for absorption and which ones should be eliminated via the feces.

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Inflammation – The Major Cause of Disease

What exactly is inflammation? Simply put, it is the body’s normal response to injury. Injury to the tissues of the body are due to trauma, infection (acute and/or chronic), autoimmune, heat/cold, food and/or environmental toxins. This entire inflammatory response is orchestrated by the immune system.

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The Incredible Vitamin D

When we think of Vitamin D, we often think in terms of preventing osteoporosis and maintaining the health of your bones. However, the effects of vitamin D on our body goes way beyond those on bones and current research is finding so many other incredible effects this vitamin has on the human body.

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Hormones, Hormones, Hormones

Exactly what is a hormone? Most of the time we think of hormones more in terms of sex hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This is far from what actually is occurring on a hormonal level in the human body. It is estimated that there are currently at least 50 known different hormones in the human body.

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Introduction to Autoimmune Diseases

What exactly is an autoimmune disease? Simply put this is a condition in which your own immune system attacks your own tissues. Normally, your white blood cells that make up your immune system protects your body against harmful substances. These substances can consist of viruses, bacteria, fungi, other microorganisms, toxic compounds released by these organisms, environmental toxins, cancer cells, blood/tissue from outside of the body. All of these substances are considered antigens

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ANDROPAUSE – “MALE MENOPAUSE”

From a strict medical standpoint andropause is defined as a loss of androgen dominance. What exactly does that mean? Androgens are hormones such as testosterone which are naturally found in higher quantities in the male gender. When a man looses his “androgen dominance” this simply means that he has low testosterone or as you may have heard

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Alzheimer’s, Memory Loss, Autism = Brain Degeneration

This blog is more of an introduction to brain degeneration and the consequences of brain degeneration such as Alzheimer’s, memory loss, autism, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and many other brain/nervous system disorders. It is important to understand that many of these brain/ nervous disorders that appear to be distinct and different often share the same common

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ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES, ALLERGIES

Most everybody knows about allergies or have experienced them directly, but most do not understand exactly what are allergies. By definition allergies are defined as a hypersensitive responses of the immune system to a normally harmless substances. These substances are referred to as allergens. Some of the more common allergens are dust/dust mites, pollens, molds, mold spores

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