How did Dr. Ellen go from an emergency medicine physician to a functional medicine doctor? Dr. Ellen’s whole family was sick, and everyone wanted to just throw more medicine at her. It ended up with one of her children becoming suicidal, and he was only 6! How did Dr. Ellen fix her health challenges with lupus? Her husband’s seizures? And her children’s wide array of health issues? Is your body overloaded with chemicals? The first step is to identify the places that are negatively impacting your health. If you’re overwhelmed or overflooded, your body is going to react that way too. How do you reduce stress in children? Dr. Ellen shares a breathing technique that’s helpful for everyone! Looking back at Dr. Ellen’s lifestyle as an ER doctor, no wonder she got sick! Her lifestyle was not sustainable. No sleep, no good food, nothing! We are not meant to do life alone! Dr. Ellen knows what it’s like to have no options other than “just be sick and on medications.” Roundup and other chemicals are destroying our food and our guts! Why do we have so many people on antidepressants? Poor gut health. What is leaky gut and how does it occur? Not everyone knows their gut is in a terrible state! Sometimes it shows up in completely different forms (like headaches). Dr. Ellen shares her six “Rs” to heal a leaky gut. Half of your diet should be filled with vegetables.
Dr. Ellen is passionate about looking at the root cause of your illness and tackling it at the source. In this week’s episode, she shares the steps you need to go through to live a life that’s free of fatigue, illness, and whatever might be holding you back. As someone who has beaten lupus, Dr. Ellen understands the importance of looking at all areas of your life to help you function at your best.
Dr. Ellen Antoine completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
After years of health issues plaguing her family, Dr. Antoine wanted to understand the underlying causes rather than just treat the symptoms. These are the tenets of Functional Medicine — An integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing assessment on the biochemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
Through addressing root issues with appropriate diet, nutritional supplementation, optimizing detoxification, and making lifestyle improvements, Dr. Antoine was able to reverse her diagnosis of Lupus, an autoimmune condition, as well as heal from chronic infections.
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Connect with Dr. Ellen: Vinehealthcare.com/ & LinkedIn
“Food is information to your body and it is rarely neutral information. It’s either going to be good or bad.”
“We are not meant to do life alone, we are meant to have good, healthy, and supportive relationships.”
“Healthy gut, healthy you. If you don't have a healthy gut, your immune system is dysfunctional.”