Our Functional Medicine Approach

Looking at the body as a whole, giving it what it needs to function optimally and removing toxins and barriers that prevent or disrupt the body’s intelligence. This is what we all need.

Our Functional Medicine Approach

Functional Medicine (FM) is the healthcare of the future. It is the combination we are all looking for—educating and empowering you to make lifestyle changes combined with focus on the cause of the illness not the symptoms.

FM is based on the search for the cause of the symptoms or disease, not merely medicating or placing a Band-Aid (medication in this case) over the symptom. Think about this, if your “check engine” light in your car comes on and you put a piece of duck tape over the signal on the dashboard, will the problem go away? Of course not. Down the road you will pay a lofty price for ignoring the warning signs.

Interestingly enough, many of the symptoms or warning signs of disease are not always obvious or directly correlated. FM addresses this issue by looking at the body holistically—which simply means “as a whole”. We find the real cause, taking into account all extenuating and intrinsic circumstances. Considering the “whole” person, Functional Medicine also works to find homeostasis or balance between mind, body and spirit.

Next, FM identifies just six triggers or causes of disease:

  • Nutritional Deficiency
  • Toxic Burden
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Congenital or Genetic (which is much less common than previously thought)

All of these contribute to the way our immune system functions, which can be up-regulated causing autoimmune responses, or down-regulated limiting our ability to fight disease.

Our Functional Medicine approach includes a plethora of testing and diagnostic options not usually offered by your conventional practitioner, as well as a nutritional-based and energetic approach to restoring cellular function in the body.