Functional Medicine

Unlocking Health at its Source: Your Path to Root Cause Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

  • Functional medicine is a patient-centered, science-based approach to healthcare that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of health imbalances, rather than just treating symptoms.
  • Root cause medicine is a transformative approach to healthcare that delves beyond surface-level symptoms to unveil the underlying factors driving your health concerns. Instead of just addressing the outward manifestations, our practitioners take a comprehensive look at your overall well-being to uncover the root causes at play.
  • Through advanced diagnostic testing, personalized evaluations, and a holistic understanding of your health, we seek to identify the imbalances and dysfunctions that contribute to your condition. By addressing these core issues, we can create tailored treatment plans that promote healing, restore balance, and foster long-term well-being.

How Does Functional Medicine Differ from Conventional Medicine?

  • Conventional medicine often employs a one-size-fits-all approach, using standard treatments for specific conditions. While this approach can be effective for acute care, it may fall short in addressing chronic health issues or understanding the individual complexities of each patient.
  • In contrast, functional medicine embraces a holistic and individualized approach to healthcare. We spend time listening to your health history, conducting in-depth evaluations, and utilizing specialized lab testing to gain insight into the underlying factors contributing to your health concerns. This comprehensive approach allows us to develop targeted treatment plans that address the root causes of your health challenges, leading to long-lasting improvements in your well-being.

What types of conditions does Functional Medicine treat?

  • Digestive Disorders:
    • ¬†Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), acid reflux, and other gastrointestinal issues.
  • Hormonal Imbalances:
    • Thyroid disorders, adrenal imbalances, menopause symptoms, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
  • Autoimmune Conditions:
    • Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
  • Metabolic Disorders:
    • Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity.
  • Cardiovascular Issues:
    • Hypertension, high cholesterol, and heart disease risk factors.
  • Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia:
    • Addressing the underlying factors contributing to chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms.
  • Mental Health and Neurological Conditions:
    • Anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Chronic Pain:
    • Addressing the root causes of chronic pain conditions.
  • Allergies and Sensitivities:
    • Identifying and managing food sensitivities and environmental allergies.
  • Skin Conditions:
    • Acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other dermatological issues.
  • Sleep Disorders:
    • Insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep disturbances.
  • Stress-Related Disorders:
    • Managing stress and its impact on overall health.

 

It is essential to note that functional medicine is not limited to treating specific diseases but aims to address the unique health concerns of each individual. By focusing on the root causes and personalized care, functional medicine offers a comprehensive approach to optimize overall health and well-being. Whether you are dealing with a chronic condition or seeking to improve your overall vitality, functional medicine can provide valuable insights and support on your health journey.

 

Contact Us
Initial Consult

Review health history

Identify testing required

Initial diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations

Testing

Advanced GI functional testing

Order testing to be shipped to your address

Complete testing at home and return ship direct to lab

Results & Recommendations

Review and interpret lab results

Personalized healing protocol detailing diet, lifestyle and supplement recommendations

*Follow-up Support

Consult every 4-6 weeks to review progress and update protocol

Access to supplements and follow-up testing

Consults can be completed in person or online via video call or telephone

*Retesting may be required