Medical practice or treatments that focus on optimal functioning of the body and its organs.
- Chronic Fatigue
- Insulin Resistance
- Food Sensitivities
- Cardiometabolic Syndrome
- Adrenal Fatigue
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Functional Medicine looks at the affects of:
Stress – Stress may be affecting your body and you may not realize it. Left unchecked stress can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Inflammation – Inflammation causes pain. There is evidence that the negative impact of environmental toxins and food sensitivities are more common than previously realized. We also know that even healthy food can cause a negative impact on your health. Symptoms range from eczema, skin rashes, runny noses, and diarrhea, to fatigue, gas, bloating, mood swings, nervousness, migraines, eating disorders and inflammation. Clinical research shows that these also increase the severity of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other diseases. So what are Your food sensitivities and how have the 80,000 toxins you encounter daily affected you? Testing pinpoints your body’s strengths and weaknesses. We help you understand more about the causes, how they affect your health and how we can help you maintain optimal physical, mental and emotional well being.