Functional Medicine; Nutrition

Some of the best ingredients for supporting a strong structural and nervous system are alfalfa herb, horsetail herb, marshmallow root,  plantain herb, oat straw stem, wheat grass, and hops flowers. Alfalfa aids in assimilating minerals needed in the bones and muscles that come from the other foods you eat. So many of these foods may be processed or grown in nutrient-depleted soils so that capturing even trace amounts is important.



Horsetail herb has many minerals such as silicon, calcium, magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese and potassium. These all work together to maintain healthy joints and soft tissues in the body. They even have an astringent effect that can reduce inflammation in the joints.  



Marshmallow root also works to reduce and heal inflammation in the tissue and contains many of the minerals found in horsetail. It can help remove excess fluid from the body and mucus.



Plantain is an herb that not only contains many nutrients, but it helps strengthen the nervous system by fighting off toxins. It also supports the digestive, urinary, and circulatory systems.


Wheat Grass

Wheat grass is a natural antioxidant and provides many trace nutrients.  Oat straw stem contains fiber which is well known to help with digestion but also the nervous system and does hops flowers.


Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola helps shrink tissues and can help with disorders of the connective tissues in the body. It is the nuts, roots, and seeds that are all used.  It also helps eliminate excess fluid from the body and has many healthy benefits including stimulating the central nervous system.


A Doctor of Functional Medicine can be a great resource for finding the right natural alternatives to common medications.

Alfred Alessi

Alfred Alessi

Clinic Director, Integrative Health Practitioner, Doctor of Chiropractic

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