Immune Health

A balanced immune system is key to staying healthy. It is the primary fighter of illness and disease. Terrain will identify the root cause of your issues, and partner with you to bolster your immune support system, and optimize your health.

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Terrain will partner with you on your health journey, address the root cause of your issues, and optimize your health so you can optimize your life.

The immune system is dependent on the gut, with


of our immune cells found in the gut, which rely on a healthy gut flora to function. A broken gut microbiome leads to poor immune resilience.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) / Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) / Heartburn and acid reflux / Leaky gut / Constipation and diarrhea / Immune resilience / Persistent cough or congestion / Fatigue / Trouble sleeping

Understanding Immune Health

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  • When we are in “fight or in flight” (active, stressed) we engage our sympathetic nervous system
  • When we “rest and digest”, we engage our parasympathetic nervous system
    •  Most of us live in “fight or flight,” always on the go- this has consequences to our health
    • We need to retrain our bodies to shift back into “rest and digest,” shifting into the parasympathetic nervous system so we can improve vagal tone
    • The vagus nerve is the connection between the Gut and the Brain
    • Stress and poor sleep inhibit the vagus nerve, increasing intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and slowing gut motility
    • Low vagal tone is found in many disease states
    • Improvment of vagal tone, conversely, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties, restoring the gut-brain connections
  • Sleep is our most potent anti-inflammatory, and it’s free!
  • Eating or exercising late at night, raises cortisol levels, which in turn raises glucose levels, disrupting insulin-glucose metabolism, and ultimately disturbing our circadian rhythms and the ability to achieve quality sleep
  • Lack of sleep causes pro-inflammatory bacteria to inhabit the gut, resulting in inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system
  • Exercise increases gut motility, resulting in better elimination of toxins from our body
  • This avoids over activation of the immune system
  • Exercise is linked to reduced stress and increased vagal tone (stronger gut-brain connections)
  • Eating whole, unprocessed foods mostly plants, all the colors of the rainbow will support gut health
  • Green leafy vegetables, organic nuts, healthy fats and low mercury fishes are good choices
  • Focus on including key nutrients and minerals:
    • Probiotics, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Quercetin, Melatonin, Zinc, Omegas, NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), Curcumin, and Nigella Sativa, to name some

We will bolster your immune system to stay healthy and heal quicker


Immune System and Gut Microbiome

The immune system and microbiome in the gut are intimately related and interwoven through complex biochemical pathways


All disease begins in the gut

An imbalance of the gut microbiome may cause inflammaging - low grade chronic inflammation. As we age, this leads to chronic activation of the immune system


Lifestyle impacts your gut, and in turn your overall health

Lifestyle - diet, exercise, sleep and stress -impacts your immune resilience and your health. You can boost your immune system and protect your body from the manifestation of disease and illness

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We meet you where you are.

Online or in-person, the choice is yours.

You can meet with your Provider via video call or in person, and through your patient portal you can quickly and easily connect with your health team from anywhere to ask questions, oversee prescriptions or schedule appointments.  Medical, holistic care is always just a click away.

We provide every patient with the best chance to live long, active, and happy lives.

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A Cyster & Her Mister

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