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Keri Anania, Owner + PA-C


Foundations of Healing

When you compare functional medicine and conventional medicine, one of the most notable differences is that functional medicine requires the patient to be an active, working participant in their care. More often than not, a patient's willingness to put in the work and take ownership of their daily choices will be the key to their success (or failure).
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Parasites, yuck! 

Fun fact--a single parasite lays 20-25,000 eggs PER DAY! Okay so maybe that isn't such a "fun" thing... Even more concerning is that we ALL have parasites. Yes, all of us. Including you! (Unless you've done extensive treatment for them anyway.)
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Is Functional Medicine Covered by Insurance?

”Do you accept insurance?” This is a question we get asked all the time at Nebraska Functional Medicine. And we get it! It is a decision that must be taken seriously and should fit your individual needs. I'm going to go through why we do not accept insurance in hopes it makes more sense to you.
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Concussions… More Than Just a Head Knock

I'm sure all of us can think of someone who's had a concussion, or several. Most people will say, "Oh they were mild. No big deal." But are they really no big deal? The reality is most concussions go undiagnosed. Or ignored. Even a simple head knock or mild concussion causes big issues.
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You’re Pregnant! Now what? 

You got the positive test, yay! But what do you do now? First, find an OB or midwife that supports your values and honors your wishes as a pregnant momma. A provider that truly listens to you and walks alongside you during your pregnancy is invaluable. From there, it's all about taking care of you AND baby!
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Preconception Planning

For many people, they decide they want to have a baby, so they start an OTC prenatal and get to trying. Sometimes that works. For many, it can take months or even years to successfully conceive. Because the truth is, if you want to conceive more easily and optimally, along with optimize the health of your future child, you really should start planning a year in advance.
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Just say NO to Hormonal Pellets

Hormonal pellets. They are all the rage locally right now. But we're here to say we are NOT fans! At all. Ever. Nope. Nada. (Get the point?)
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Coffee Isn’t Just For Drinking

Our office is all about detoxification--sweating, breathing, urinating, and of course, pooping. Coffee has several health benefits, which come in handy when needing to detoxify. If you haven't caught on yet, I'm talking about using coffee as an enema, aka inserted rectally. 
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Peptide Therapy–What is it?

One physician described it to me like this:  Imagine you have a flashlight. And it shines bright for a bit, but the batteries keep dying out. So, you continually replace them. And each time you get a little stretch of bright light (feeling well) again. But this gets really old because you want sustained light (healing), not this roller coaster. This is where peptides come in. They recharge that flashlight and keep the light shining bright without dimming.
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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

We're here to say a positive test doesn't immediately mean you need antibiotics. Studies have shown that while you might test positive one day, if you ask to be swabbed again the next week, there's a good chance you will then test negative. Asking for a retest is something we would suggest if you test positive.
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