Heal with Functional Medicine
Functional medicine doesn’t just manage symptoms; it uses advanced scientific tools and deep medical personalization to understand the root cause of your illness.
Throughout the 20th century, there were amazing advancements in the understanding of human health and disease such as eradication of many infectious illnesses and elimination of severe vitamin deficiencies. However, this has led to an industrialized model of medicine where most doctors have not been trained to maintain or regain health but rather to manage disease with an emphasis on pharmaceutical drugs.
The system treats patients like items on a production line and usually ends up with patients feeling just as bad or worse than they felt before. Rarely, does this model include a long-term vision for patient health. If symptoms worsen, just increase the dose. The current system is letting people down.
Functional medicine relies on the discovery and treatment of the root cause of disease by creating an individualized health plan. This is why I practice functional medicine—to help people target what’s making them sick so they can actually heal.
As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I will spend time understanding not just your current symptoms but your complete medical history.
How Do We Find the Root Cause?
A root cause is a factor or combination of factors that kicks off the disease process.
Isolating the primary cause of illness is critical to developing a treatment plan that will build health throughout a lifetime. Conventional modern medicine stops at the diagnosis. In functional medicine, the diagnosis is only the beginning—it’s a problem to be solved. Understanding the cause of disease is the difference between an autoimmune patient taking pharmaceutical drugs every day for the rest of her life and that same patient halting the autoimmune process and even reversing the damage.
To find the root cause of your illness, I will spend time with you learning about your current level of health, then use cutting-edge science and technology to help investigate:
- Personal Medical History
- Family Medical History
- Disease Triggers (Environmental, genetic, dietary or other factors that cause inflammation and illness.)
Deeper investigation into these categories may involve extensive lab work including:
- Expansive blood chemistry analysis
- Urine analysis
- Adrenal stress index
- Salivary hormone profiles
- Food sensitivity diagnostics
- Comprehensive digestive stool analysis
- Parasitology analysis
Once we both feel comfortable with my understanding of your concerns and the potential triggers of your illness, I’ll work with you to create a personalized health plan that will guide you to recovery and healing.
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A Customized Plan Just for You
Functional medicine is personalized medicine.
The more we learn about human health and vitality, the more we understand that a one-size-fits all approach doesn’t create health. Especially in the case of chronic disease, it doesn’t even treat the illness very well. There is another way.
Working as a team, we will document and uncover what environmental, genetic, dietary or other factors are triggering your inflammation and illness. When we’ve identified what your individual triggers are, I will create a custom health plan with individualized approaches to remove those triggers and give your body what it needs to recover.
By removing hidden infections, allergens, toxins, and reactive foods that are making you sick and replacing vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, and healthy bacteria, we’ll help your body to heal itself and keep you healthy for a lifetime.
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