Functional Medicine Clinic in Woodland Park, CO

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True Life Medicine practices the full spectrum of Family Medicine.  Our goal is to be a reliable medical resource for our community.True Life Medicine embraces preventative medicine and focuses on educating our patients about healthy lifestyle choices to achieve and sustain healthy living and vitality, your True Life. Read more...

What is Functional Medicine?

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Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Read more...

Family Health

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Women's Health

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Men's Health

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Functional Medicine for the "Whole" Family

Are you comparing physicians or family medical clinics in the Woodland Park, Colorado area?  Are you interested in taking a more "holistic" approach to your family's medical health with less emphasis on prescriptions drugs and surgery based healthcare?.

True Life Medicine is a Functional Medicine practice that specializes in providing medical care for Teller County, CO families. We provide the following medical services to Woodland Park and surrounding areas.

So what is insulin resistance?

Excessive intake of processed refined foods are quickly converted into sugar.  Sugar is the primary fuel for the body.  When the sugar goes up too fast the body has to make more insulin to get sugar into the cells.  This causes the body to make excessive insulin to try to get the sugar into the cells.  The insulin is like a key that opens the lock to let the sugar into the cell.  As the process continues the body makes more and more insulin.  Eventually we have too much insulin and too much sugar in the blood and the cells stop listening or responding to the keys.  This is what is called INSULIN RESISTANCE.

Stressed Out Over Excess Body Fat?

 As Spring approaches, many of us will be feeling anxious about the impending transition to our warm weather wardrobes. Squeezing into last year’s shorts may be on our minds, but that extra chub around the waist is more damaging then a few bad vacation photos.

Carrying extra weight around the middle puts a strain on the entire body: hormones, blood sugar, joints and heart. In fact, there isn’t a major body system that not affected. Even when the extra pounds don’t lead to dramatic conditions like Type II diabetes or congestive heart failure, they can be a major contributor to persistent, low-grade, symptoms that are easily dismissed but compound to reduce our quality of life.