Functional medicine is the process of determining how and why chronic illness occurs, then working to restore health by treating the root cause, utilizing natural means.
We use a detailed history, lifestyle assessment, and biochemical analysis (lab work) to determine the patients root cause of illness, which may include poor nutrition, stress, toxins, allergens, epigenetics and the state of their gut health.
When looking to find the underlying cause rather than treating the symptoms, we may find that one condition has many different causes, and one cause may produce many different conditions.
Treatment may consist of monitoring your lifestyle which will include dietary intake, hydration levels, sleep patterns, elimination, physical activity, and/or stress management. Our goal is to recognize and help you to eliminate things in your life that are negatively affecting your health and well-being, while supporting and guiding you to implement changes and integrate the things that are going to promote greater health and well-being.
We strive to answer the question, “why are you just surviving instead of thriving?”.