Conditions Treated

Licensed by the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine and backed by more than six years of postdoctoral education in functional medicine and over a decade of experience in clinical nutrition, Dr. Matt Lewis works with patients to treat the underlying symptoms of many chronic illnesses, including:

Hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis — a condition that occurs when the immune system attacks the thyroid causing inflammation and loss of thyroid tissue. Hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis ultimately leads to a diagnosis of hypothyroidism and a prescription for thyroid medication, typically Synthroid or Levothyroxine. Sadly, research reveals a statistically significant increase for developing other autoimmune conditions once you have Hashimoto’s. Click here to inquire about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Lewis to discuss Hypothyroid and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Type 2 Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes — occurs when the body does not use insulin properly. In response, the pancreas pumps out more insulin than normal, but over time it loses its ability to do so and eventually cannot produce enough insulin to maintain healthy blood glucose levels. The good news is, with the right treatment plan people with pre-diabetes and type-2 diabetes can reverse its course and start to feel better than they have in years. If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 or Pre-diabetes and would like to see about reversing its course, contact Dr. Lewis today.

Chronic Inflammation — is swelling that’s part of the immune response and supports healing. While such swelling is accurately referred to as inflammation, it is an acute response that goes away in a matter of days or weeks. Chronic inflammation develops over a much longer period of time, is less clearly connected to any physical injury or illness, and it lingers. It can contribute to a wide variety of health issues, including pain, heart disease, arthritis, allergies, diabetes, and obesity. Learn more about chronic inflammation… inquire about Dr. Lewis’ availability by clicking here.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): a far too common condition that affects the large intestine (colon) causing constipation, diarrhea, loose stools, cramping, gas, and abdominal pain. Daily life with IBS is often interrupted or halted, time with family and friends can be unpleasant, and work is more difficult. Understandably, anxiety and depression often accompany the illness. The good news is that treatments for those suffering with IBS are available and very effective, even when traditional medical efforts have failed to produce results. Click here to inquire about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Lewis to discuss your concerns about IBS.

Post Cancer Treatment Rehabilitation — the one-two punch of cancer and chemotherapy depletes macronutrients (including proteins and fats) and micronutrients (including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants). As a result, people undergoing such treatment often feel weak and exhausted after chemotherapy. Fortunately, targeted nutritional therapies may help to repair damaged cells and restore depleted macro- and micronutrients to make you start feeling significantly better and re-energized after chemo. Dr. Lewis is now accepting new post-cancer treatment patients in Tampa. Click here to inquire about scheduling an appointment.

Weight Loss — many people struggle to lose weight or control their weight, and it is definitely not from a lack of trying or discipline. Losing weight simply becomes more and more difficult the longer you carry the extra weight. The key to weight loss is to kick-start the body’s metabolism while removing from the diet or reducing consumption of some of the foods that caused the problem in the first place. Working with Dr. Lewis on a weight loss and weight management plans starts by clicking here to inquire about an appointment.

Chronic Pain — 50,000,000 Americans live with chronic pain, and although the U.S. represents only 5 percent of the world population, it consumes more pain killers than the rest of the world combined. As a result, far too many people are becoming addicted to their pain meds and find that they need to take more and more medication to find relief. Dr. Lewis has better long-term solutions — solutions that address the root causes of pain and help to reduce or eliminate reliance on pain medications. Receiving treatment for the underlying causes of chronic pain starts by contacting Dr. Lewis to schedule an initial appointment. Click here to get started.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) — a fairly common endocrine disorder that involves the adrenal glands, pancreas, and ovaries and may cause excess hair growth, acne, or obesity (or infrequent or absent menstruation in younger women). Many women have PCOS and are not even aware they have it. As a result, the underlying causes and long-term complications of having PCOS often go undiagnosed and untreated. If you suspect you have — or have already been diagnosed with — PCOS and want a second opinion on a course of treatment for its underlying causes, request an appointment with Dr. Lewis by clicking here.

Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when the intestinal tract loses integrity of what are referred to as tight junctions (groups of cells that hold the intestines intact at the cellular level where nutrients are absorbed). With leaky gut syndrome, gaps form in the intestinal tissue that forms the barrier system. When the barrier is breached, large bacterial toxins and immune peptides pass through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream throwing the immune system into chaos. Confused, the immune system mistakenly identifies healthy cells in the body as enemy invaders and attacks them. This is the nature of every autoimmune disorder. Receive treatment for the underlying causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome by contacting Dr. Lewis today. Click here to get started.

Medically Supervised Detoxification — a gradual process that supports improvement in the body’s natural ability to detoxify itself through the use of antioxidant therapies, vitamins, minerals, and binders that pull toxins out of the body safely. Supporting detoxification creates greater energy levels, reduces allergies, promotes long-term weight loss, and clears brain fog. Interested in a medically supervised detox? Click here to inquire about scheduling an apoointment with Dr. Lewis.

Adrenal Fatigue — the adrenal glands, located on top of the kidneys, secrete stress hormones including cortisol and adrenaline. Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands produce too little or too much of either stress hormone. Conventional medicine recognizes two adrenal-related diagnoses: Addison’s Disease (low cortisol) and Cushing’s Syndrome (high cortisol). High or low cortisol in the absence of adrenal disease can cause fatigue, body aches, and a host of other symptoms commonly seen in patients. Clusters of these symptoms are what clinicians commonly diagnose as adrenal fatigue. Click here to inquire about scheduling an appointment with Dr. Lewis to discuss treatment for the underlying causes of Adrenal Fatigue.