Winter is here and that means cold and flu season. Add that to our ongoing struggle with COVID-19. Each season presents its own health challenges and winter typically has more than its share. Keep healthy this winter and holiday season with seasonal health advice from your in2GREAT functional medicine doctor in Kansas City.

Winter Health Risks

In2GREAT Integrative Health & Functional Medicine wants everyone in the Kansas City area to remain healthy and well throughout winter and the holidays. Pay attention to these winter health risks and follow this seasonal advice from a functional medicine doctor in Kansas City.


Flu and colds are prevalent in winter because of weather that promotes sinus problems. These conditions are caused by germs that spread easily from person to person. Combat these germs by frequently washing your hands. Take particular care to wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or touching surfaces that can carry germs. Keep hand sanitizer handy for use while completing your holiday shopping.

Limit your exposure to germs by staying away from others who may be sick. Restrict your travel and shopping to only the necessities. Frequently clean and sanitize all the commonly used areas and surfaces of your home. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after handling packages or groceries that have been delivered.


Winter means wet weather and slippery conditions. This raises the risk for slip and fall accidents. Wear properly-fitting shoes with non-skid soles or other suitable winter-surface footwear whenever you venture outdoors. Always plant your feet securely when getting into or out of a vehicle. Steady yourself when walking on stairs or other uneven surfaces. Watch for ice or slippery patches just outside the doors of public places.


Cold winter weather increases the number of burn injuries as people use different heating sources. Hot drinks, soups and other dishes are served more often in winter and spills can occur. Immediately remove any clothing from skin burned with hot liquids. This prevents the clothing from holding heat near the skin. Apply ice or cold water to the burned area and seek medical attention as soon as possible.

How a Functional Medicine Doctor in Kansas City Can Help You

A functional medicine doctor in Kansas City can help you stay healthy this winter in addition to the safety suggestions above. In2GREAT Integrative Health & Functional Medicine offers several avenues of improving your personal wellness. We encourage you to schedule an appointment and explore the options that would best benefit you.

Functional Medicine

A functional medicine approach seeks to discover the root cause of any health concerns in order to help design lasting solutions. A functional medicine doctor in Kansas City from in2GREAT can help you find relief when struggling with conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Brain health
  • GI health
  • Heart health
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Chronic illnesses

Call us today and discover the difference a functional medicine approach can make in your health and well-being.

Functional Nutrition

Functional Nutrition seeks to improve the ways our bodies and organs function by improving food choices and nutrition optimization. One of our nutrition consultants can help you design a healthier diet plan and make better food choices. We can also help you choose nutritional supplements to increase health and immunity.

IV Nutrition Therapy

IV Nutrition Therapy helps get vital nutrients and substances to where our bodies need them most by by-passing the digestive system. We can achieve greater absorption with IV infusions instead of losing much of the needed vitamins in your digestive tract. Manage conditions, boost immunity and more with safe and efficient IV nutrition therapy.

in2GREAT Integrative Health specializes in finding the root cause of disease. It has been found that most modern diseases today are linked to inflammation. in2GREAT uses the principles of functional medicine, functional nutrition and IV nutrition therapy to help people regain health. in2GREAT Integrative Health is conveniently located in Overland Park, KS to serve the greater Kansas City area. Contact us today.

Dr Corey Priest, DC - Functional medicine practitioner

About the author

Dr. Corey Priest has been practicing functional medicine since 2001. in2GREAT was founded in 2014 by Dr Priest after 13 years of experience with his other practices. Over his career, Dr. Priest has worked with and helped well over 10,000 patients under a functional medicine model.

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