Functional Medicine

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

INVESTIGATE

It treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

HOLISTIC

Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.

SAFE

Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated com- plaints often improve spontaneously.

PATIENT-CENTERED

Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualized based on patient needs.

PARTICIPATORY

Patients are respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play an active role in the healing process.

INTERROGATIVE

Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes the importance of diet and lifestyle.

RESTORATIVE

Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.

PREVENTATIVE

Guided by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, saying to “let food be thy medicine, any medicine thy food”.

EVIDENCE-BASED

Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.

CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE

SUPERFICIAL

Masks or suppresses symptoms, but does not address underlying cause, which creates “patients for life”.

DUALISTIC

Views the body as a collection of separate parts, each of which has its own doctor (i.e. cardiologist, podiatrist, etc.)

SIDE EFFECTS

Treatments can have side effects and complications.

DISEASE-CENTERED

Treats the disease, not the patient. Patients with the same disease get the same treatment, regardless of their differences.

AUTOCRATIC

Patient’s opinions are often discounted or ignored, little time is spent on education, and patients may be discouraged from playing an active role.

LIMITED

Relies almost exclusively on drugs and surgery, in spite of their risks and complications.

PALLIATIVE

Tests and treatments designed to prevent death and manage serious disease, without underlying cause.

REACTIVE

Focused on managing disease after it has already reached an irreversible state.

PROFIT-DRIVEN

Heavily influenced by profit-driven pharmaceutical and insurance companies.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE vs. CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE

Functional medicine provides a method for re-balancing the body’s underlying physiological systems and addressing lifestyle issues that contribute to illness. When this is done your biology’s inherent healing forces are unleashed and chronic illness is resolved naturally and quickly often without the need for costly pharmaceutical medications or invasive surgeries. In this way, functional medicine offers a unique approach to understanding the terrain of chronic illness and provides us a whole new way to address the epidemic of chronic disease we face in the 21st century.

We do not treat the individual diseases; we deal with underlying health dysfunctions in the individual patient. We do not prescribe or alter medications; we restore health. Our program works in conjunction with the patients prescribing doctor who will decide when and if the patient can reduce or eliminate any medication.

At our clinic, for people in our office and around the country via remote computer and telephone guidance, health is being restored. Inflammation is being calmed. Blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol levels are normalizing. Hormonal imbalances are corrected. Stubborn weight is coming off. Energy levels are being dramatically improved. Pain and aches are reduced and resolved. Brain fog is lifted, and sleep difficulties are improved. This is all achieved naturally and safely.

Functional medicine is healthcare for the 21st century. Instead of treating individual diseases, functional medicine looks to heal the underlying dysfunctions present in the body that contribute to each condition. We believe you can’t diagnose or treat someone by assuming they are the same as everyone else. With the most advanced diagnostic testing we are able to re-balance physiological systems with targeted food and herbal support designed with each person in mind to unleash your body’s inherent healing ability to reverse disease, naturally.

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