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Flowers Medical Group Specialty Lab Options Full blood panel including: Basic chemistries Full thyroid panel with T3 and antibodies Inflammatory markers Pre-diabetes screening Genetic markers for stroke and heart disease Cholesterol with particle size Vitamin D   Saliva Test: Estrogen Progesterone Testosterone DHEA Cortisol X4   Comprehensive Stool Analysis: Gastrointestinal complaints are among the most common reasons that patients seek medical care.  Symptoms associated with GI disorders include persistent diarrhea, constipation, bloating, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and malabsorption.  The Comprehensive Stool Analysis can help assess digestive and absorptive functions, the presence of opportunistic pathogens and to monitor the efficacy of therapeutic remediation of GI disorders.  This is a stool kit you will take home with you.   Food Sensitivity Testing 88...

The Functional Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular Health   February 6, 2014 5 PM-7 PM 6425 Powers Ferry Rd. Suite 175 Atlanta, GA 30339 Dr. Flowers will be discussing: Specialized Labs for Heart Health  Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Studies Treatment of Risk Factors  Lowering Your Risk with High Risk Genes...

Thanksgiving Helpful Hints How you approach the holidays is a personal choice. For some of us, this is one of those “treat” days where we eat what we want, without guilt, knowing we’ll be back on our mindful eating path the following day. For others, particularly if you are trying to lose weight or live healthier, you certainly don’t want to start a “season of overeating.” So here are a few of the tips I like to share this time of year: Try Thanksgiving grazing. Load your plate with vegetables and whole grains and just a side of lean turkey. When the rest...

Top 5 Tips for Eating with Awareness “We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless to be much more than what we are.” – Adelle Davis Taking time for the eating experience can help us to reduce cravings, control our portion sizes, and enhance our interconnectedness with the flow of people, animals, and nature that contributed to the food to our plate. Here are some tips to enhance your eating experience to make it more deep and healing: 1. Eat in a setting where you feel relaxed. If you are eating in the car, in front...