Transform your health with a science-based approach to increase your energy, vitality, and enjoyment of life.
WHAT IS A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE APPROACH?
“The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual”
~ THE INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
Functional Medicine Approach
How will functional
medicine help me?
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENTAPPROACH TO HEALTH THAN WHAT MOST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS PRACTICE: DISEASE MANAGEMENT.
Functional nutrition recognizes that all body systems are interconnected; you cannot have optimal health if there is dysfunction in any one of them.
Conventional medicine is often focused on symptom management. What medication can you take to make your symptoms a bit better?
Functional medicine digs deeper and asks why you are having the symptoms to begin with. If you picture a weed in your garden, you can pluck off a few leaves and stunt its growth to some degree. With time, the weed will be back in full force.
But if you pull the weed out, root and all, it is gone. This is the difference between addressing root causes and treating symptoms.READY TO FEEL BETTER? LISTEN TO YOUR GUT!
I believe that food is medicine.
The small steps that we take every day can help us to make progress towards balance and vitality.
I USED TO BE LIKE YOU: DISEMPOWERED BY THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND TOLD THAT MY SYMPTOMS WERE NEVER GOING AWAY (OR WERE ALL IN MY HEAD) AND NOT GIVEN ANY HOPE THAT I COULD FEEL GOOD AGAIN.
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE ALLOWS PRACTITIONERS LIKE ME TO GET YOU REAL ANSWERS
Together, we will take a wide-angle look at your life as a whole. We will gather a comprehensive picture of your health history, current concerns, and lifestyle factors in order to create a personalized therapeutic nutrition plan. Your stress levels, your sleep patterns, and your medications are just as important to your wellness as your dietary habits.
We will investigate what steps have led you to where you are right now, how you’re feeling, and what symptoms you’re experiencing. From there, you can paint a picture of where you’d like to be instead, and together we’ll create a clear custom path to get there at a pace that works for you.
Even if your symptoms aren’t outwardly obvious to someone else, trust that I will never minimize your experience.
Based on the information we uncover in our meeting together as well as functional lab tests, we will be able to construct an action plan. You deserve the relief from your symptoms, and, with the right plan of action, I’ll be able to help you get there.
When you’re headed in the right direction, small steps lead to big changes.