Functional Medicine

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease as opposed to the traditional approach of treating the symptom.  In the functional medicine model, practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.  

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Functional Medicine: Addressing the root cause of disease

Functional Medicine: Addressing the root cause of disease

Functional medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

A good way to think of functional medicine is to picture many different puzzle pieces.  As we begin to piece the puzzle together, the picture becomes clear and a plan to achieve health for the whole person is created.

Underlying cause of disease

  • Toxins
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Allergens
  • Infections

Lifestyle

Few people would argue that the way we live plays a huge role in our health.  Far more today than ever before, we are surrounded by things that negatively impact our health. Our exposure to toxins through the air we breathe and the food we eat can trigger the immune system attack your body, which can lead to chronic disease.

Lifestyle factors that can impact health include:

  • Environmental toxins in the air and food
  • Poor Diet
  • Stress
  • Lack of Exercise
  • Lack of emotional support