An often overlooked cause of high blood pressure-(Case Review)

By Tucson Functional Medicine on December 28, 2021 0 Comments

A 57-year-old female patient, we will call Patient X, was seen for high blood pressure. Her history included being managed by her internist for one year without any significant reduction in her blood pressure. She was on three blood pressure medications: Ace inbibitor, beta block and calcium channel blocker. What was interesting was the fact … Continue Reading


Nattokinase Cardiovascular Benefits

By Tucson Functional Medicine on December 20, 2021 0 Comments

Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted from a popular Japanese food called natto. Natto is boiled soybeans that have been fermented with a bacterium called Bacillus natto. Nattokinase has been found to keep blood optimally flowing and promote cardiovascular health. According to the research on this powerful enzyme, it can lower blood pressure, help reduce the … Continue Reading


Potential Risks of Distilled Water

By Tucson Functional Medicine on December 13, 2021 0 Comments

While distilled water is the purest type, it’s not necessarily the healthiest. The distillation process is very effective at removing potentially harmful contaminants, but it also removes the natural minerals and electrolytes found in water. If you drink distilled water, be aware that it may have some drawbacks. The lack of minerals could prove problematic if you … Continue Reading