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3 Reasons Why We Think You Should Take Advantage of Functional Medicine Jul 21st, 2021

America is sick. According to the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine, our life expectancy is shorter than other developed, high-income countries, and our rate of injury and illness is higher than these countries, also.  While we’re pretty good at delivering acute care, as a country, we fail...

What is a Leaky Gut? Jun 21st, 2021

The list of symptoms associated with leaky gut is long and confusing. Because they vary widely and mirror the signs of other health conditions, symptoms alone can’t tell you whether you have a leaky gut or not. But they can let you know that it’s time to seek a professional...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine May 25th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

The Link Between Your Heart Health and Fitness May 25th, 2021

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease kills more people than any other health condition. More than 655,000 people succumb to heart disease every year in the United States — that’s about one-fourth of all deaths, and it happens every 36 seconds. Most of the...

Which Menopause Symptoms Do You Suffer From? Apr 18th, 2021

Before menopause officially debuts, you spend up to five years in perimenopause, the prequel to this milestone in your life’s story. Menopause marks the moment you’ve stopped having a period for a full year, then everything beyond that is considered your postmenopausal years.  From beginning to end, the transition can...

Understanding Neurolinguistic Programming Mar 17th, 2021

Most traditional medical professionals compartmentalize your body and treat each part independently. Dr. David Larson at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California, takes a different approach with functional medicine, which recognizes that all your body’s systems are interconnected and interdependent.  This allows him to assess all the factors behind...

Understanding Body Composition and How It Impacts My Health Feb 3rd, 2021

Health and wellness are more than the absence of illness, and much more than a number on a scale. Even if you’re disease-free and believe you’re relatively fit, your unique body composition may be telling a different story. At SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California, Dr. David Larson helps...

What's Included in Functional Medicine Care? Jan 19th, 2021

Functional medicine may be an unfamiliar term, but it’s becoming more and more popular as people discover the far-reaching benefits.  In the simplest terms, functional medicine finds the underlying cause of your symptoms, then considers all the factors involved in your condition so your treatment can address the issue from...

Transform Your Body in the New Year Dec 14th, 2020

New Year’s Day represents a time of fresh beginnings and a chance to make significant changes.  That’s why it’s the most popular day of the year to start a diet and join a gym. But all those good intentions often fall by the wayside after a few weeks or months...

5 Tips for Managing Anxiety Over the Holidays Nov 11th, 2020

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration, and they seem to breeze through all the hustle and bustle without skipping a beat. But if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, the amped-up energy and crowded calendars that come with the holidays can be daunting.  We understand. ...

Early Warning Signs of Addiction Oct 9th, 2020

Minimizing, rationalizing, and deceiving yourself about the power of a particular substance are common themes when it comes to addiction. You don’t want to admit that you could have possibly crossed that line, so you deny that there’s a problem at all.  It’s especially difficult if you can’t see the...

Ease Your Transition Through Menopause With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Sep 14th, 2020

We all know the classic signs of menopause: the hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and weight gain.  But what many women don’t know is that menopause happens in stages that can span two or three years, starting with perimenopause, the period leading up to the real deal.  You haven’t...

Why a Second Opinion Matters Aug 17th, 2020

Whenever you face a major medical decision, a second opinion may be in order.  You may be hesitant to bring it up, especially if you’ve known your doctor for years and have built a relationship of trust and respect. But second opinions are not only acceptable, they’re expected in the...

Explore How Biohacking Can Improve All Areas of Your Health Jul 27th, 2020

Biohacking allows you to understand and manipulate your own biology through nutrition, lifestyle, and environmental factors to increase your wellness, performance, and productivity.  At SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California, Dr. David Larson can help you figure out biohacks for your health. He offers a unique approach so patients...

The Many Benefits of Concierge Medicine Jun 24th, 2020

It’s not your imagination. It’s become harder to schedule a visit to your doctor. It takes an average of more than three weeks to nail down an appointment, and once you finally get in, you have to wait again. And what do you get for your time and patience? About...

How We Can Help You Stay Safe During COVID-19 May 1st, 2020

So far, there’s no vaccine and no cure for COVID-19. But while we’re waiting for them, there are some things you can do to protect yourself from the virus.  Of course, the first line of defense is to know and adhere to the safety guidelines provided by the Centers for...

At Integrated Wellness Solutions, We Take a Holistic Approach to Treating Your Mental Health Apr 20th, 2020

The field of mental health care has evolved greatly. Gone are the days of institutionalizing those who behave differently or keeping them drugged to the point of incoherence. Even the use of the anxiety treatment Valium, once the most-prescribed medication in the 1970s, is going down.  While medications can be...

5 Reasons You May Benefit From Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Mar 1st, 2020

Menopause is more than an event in your life, it’s a substantial phase. And the hormone fluctuations that come with it can span up to five years before you hit menopause and continue well beyond.  At SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions in Encinitas, California, Dr. David Larson understands the effect of...

Understanding How Functional Medicine Differs From Traditional Medicine Feb 13th, 2020

Modern medicine is awe-inspiring, from eradicating many diseases to introducing effective ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. We reached this point through constant innovation and discovery. That same pioneering mindset is the idea behind functional medicine. Also known as holistic or integrative medicine, functional medicine builds on the...

From Pediatrics to Geriatrics, We Provide Full-Spectrum Primary Care with an Integrative Focus Jan 27th, 2020

Primary care doctors are a patient’s first contact in the health care system. They provide basic, essential services geared toward diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, disease prevention, and patient education and counseling. If you require more specialized care, they’re the ones who usually provide you with a referral to see...