Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. 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.
Each person has a unique physiologic, psychological, and energetic chemistry that serves as an imprint for their health. As a functional medicine practitioner, my goal is to listen to your unique story and look at the unique interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence your long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Get to the Root Cause First
We may need to do some Advanced Labs:
- Advanced Lipid Composition
- Body Composition Analysis
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Microbiome (gut bacteria) analysis and stool pathogens testing
- Genetic testing
- Extensive hormonal testing
- Adrenal assessment
- Food allergy testing
- And many more…
*Testing is based on a condition-specific and case-by-case basis. We can discuss all options at the time of your appointment.
Diet is our main source of nutrients, we may also suggest...
Supplements and Herbals:
Recommendations for supplements and herbs will be based on conditions being treated, deficiencies seen on lab testing, and the most researched evidence-based information. We use Fullscripts, an online dispensary with access to the highest medical grade supplements which helps ensure the safety and efficacy of clinical protocols, providing the best possible health outcomes for patients. Fullscripts rigorously evaluates label claims, facility testing, quality assurance, and raw ingredient claims of all supplements in their catalog.
Our goal is to tailor therapeutic food plans to get you back into balance. Some patients need a comprehensive elimination diet due to multiple food allergies or autoimmune illnesses and others an introduction to the anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet.
Weight loss with a ketogenic diet or nutrition for fitness and endurance can vary. The goal is not to endorse any particular diet but rather a balanced customized approach to healing your mind, body, and medical condition with whole food mostly plant-based approach.