Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a revolution in our understanding of the human body and how illness occurs. It investigates and attempts to fix the root problems compromising your health instead of simply treating the symptoms of illness as most of Western medicine does.

Rather than breaking down medicine into a series of specialties and whole people into parts, functional medicine asks: What are the common underlying links depriving your cells of the nutrients and energy they need to function properly? What are the core factors that are driving all of your health conditions? And what is the simplest, most straight forward way to treat these root problems and resolve illness instead of focusing solely on a reduction in symptoms?

Using a detailed chronological history and sophisticated new laboratory testing, functional medicine practitioners prescribe diet, lifestyle, supplements, hormones and medicines which can help you shift back to your natural healthy state.

During this visit a functional medicine doctor will evaluate some of the following:

  • Your symptoms: their nature, what triggers them, what alleviates them, and their chronology
  • Your environment
  • Your stressors and your stress relievers: work, relationships, sleep, exercise, and others
  • Toxin exposure and measurement
  • Digestion and Absorption of nutrients
  • Medications
  • Allergies
  • History of antibiotic use
  • Genetic testing (this includes tests for methylation, neurotransmitters, mitochondrial and other mutations, and more)
  • Hormonal Testing
  • Immune function assessment
  • How your elimination pathways are functioning

….and much, much more