Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine. Functional medicine asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing each individual’s root disease causes. Chronic disease is preceded by a period of declining function in one or more of the body’s systems.
Restoration of health requires improving the specific dysfunctions that have contributed to the disease state, such as past infections, gut microbiome changes, etc. This approach is evidence-based and involves removing the things making you sick or feel bad, adding in good nutrition, managing stress that can be inflammatory, getting restorative sleep, moving the body, and rebalancing the entire system. We have a multi-disciplinary team, including a health coach dietician and mental health therapists that may assist as needed.
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, chronic pains, headaches, dementia. autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
Conventional medicine is great at treating infections, needed surgeries, saving lives in an emergency, and prescribing medications that may improve an illness. Functional medicine works with this treatment philosophy and takes it to the next level by performing a root cause analysis of your symptoms to identify when and how your illness started.
A personalized treatment plan can then be created to address the root causes of your illness, grately improving or resolving your conditions.
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