What is Functional Medicine?

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Functional medicine is a systematic, holistic approach to finding the root cause of health conditions.  There is a common theme in mainstream medicine that patients suffer from a DISEASE, where a functional medicine practitioner would argue that the body is in a state of DIS-EASE, and would seek to find the root cause.  Common underlying causes of dis-ease include reactions to something in our diet, unhealthy behaviors, stress, and exposure to environmental toxins.  A functional medicine practitioner works with clients to achieve long term results by identifying and addressing these root causes, and treatment often includes lifestyle changes and short term supplements to facilitate healing.

Conditions commonly treated and cured with functional medicine include:

  • Fatigue
    Gastrointestinal Complaints

  • Sleep Difficulties

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Resistance to Weight Loss

  • Thyroid Issues

  • Menopause Symptoms

  • Infertility

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Headaches

  • Chronic Pain

  • Diabetes

  • Hypertension

  • Hyperlipidemia

 

.....and many more!  I help identify the root cause of these conditions with an extensive health history, lengthy initial consult, and often use testing that you can read more about here.

 

If you would like to get started uncovering the true root cause of your dis-ease, CLICK HERE to schedule an initial consult.