Functional Medicine is an assessment of the different systems in the body. The assessment is very detailed and designed to find the root cause or causes of your health issues. The objective is to restore total health and prevent disease. Functional Medicine is for those who are ill and for those who are not ill. Ideally it is easier to prevent disease then it is to reverse disease. If you believe yourself to be well have a Functional Medicine evaluation that will include your genetics, nutrigenomics, methylation, Gut and mitochondria functioning which together are at the very core of health and wellness.
All systems in the body are connected and affect multiple organ systems at the same time. For this reason to think about your “illness” as one organ system is counter to how functional medicine works. Functional medicine is designed to restore the body to optimal functioning in its natural form whether it be thyroid, brain or Central Nervous System, etc.. . It doesn’t matter what is the primary concern as Functional Medicine evaluates the different systems and how they are working to either support health and vitality or working in the opposite to promote illness.
We provide alternatives to medication with the objective in mind of restoring you to optimal good health. To effectively provide a full functional medicine intervention, an in depth assessment is performed. You will be provided with a very detailed history taking, along with examination and the necessary traditional and specialty labs to provide a detailed analysis of your health status. You will be provided with 1-2 hours of education about your body and its health status and a personalized treatment program that is specific to your body’s needs. We integrate all forms of intervention: professionally prescribed supplements, diet, exercise, behavioral health coaching, meditation, mindfulness; any and all interventions necessary for your good health through our partner organizations from a team of experienced professionals. We refer to this level of service as the Comprehensive Functional Medicine Personalized Plan.