Think differently about wellness,
and live a symptom-free, vibrant life.
Functional Medicine and YOU
What is functional medicine?
Holistic Healing Meets
With an array of advanced diagnostic lab testing, we determine which test is best for you to go behind the surface, getting an authentic blueprint of your DNA and unique physiology to uncover the root causes of your present symptoms and help develop your tailored health plans.
Treatment as Unique As You Are
Think of functional medicine as a toolbox. As a Functional Medicine practitioner, I tap into my “tools” and utilize a variety of disciplines to help you gain your definition of optimal health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Functional Medicine is a patient-centered model of healthcare, restoring health by determining how and why disease happens. It uncovers the overlooked root causes of health challenges, ultimately seeking prevention and vibrant wellbeing for each patient. Functional Medicine looks at the body as a whole. It is a science-based way of understanding how chronic illness develops, using the latest advancements in diagnostic testing and addressing the intersection of nutrition, lifestyle, environment, and each individual’s emotional barriers in healing. As a result, patients of Functional Medicine vastly improve their quality of life.
A Functional Medicine practitioner is a licensed practitioner specializing in identifying the areas of dysfunction that result in your chronic illnesses. Functional Medicine practitioners do not treat the individual disease; instead, we look beyond the collective symptoms and treat the individual based on their unique physiology and health imbalances.
A Functional Medicine practitioner restores health and quality of life for individuals who feel stuck and frustrated in their health journeys. Through consultations, appointments, and laboratory diagnostics, we gather as much objective data to customize personalized Functional Medicine healing programs that are safe, natural, and effective. Programs include food, nutritional and lifestyle support, physiological mindset work, nutraceuticals, and supplements, tailored to your unique needs and goals.
Our current healthcare system costs have become increasingly unsustainable. Functional Medicine offers the potential for achieving unprecedented levels of health, wellness, and financial savings in the long run by focusing on the mind and body before a disease is visible. While it can liberate patients from constant dependence on specialists and expensive prescriptions, the cost will vary for each person depending on their individual plan, lab costs, and nutraceutical therapies.
Functional Medicine views and treats the body as an intricate and whole system, unifying patients’ physical, nutritional and emotional health. In contrast, Conventional Medicine tends to view the body as separate parts, often requiring a specialist for each system. Another main difference between the two is treatment. Functional Medicine focuses on a more proactive approach instituting lifestyle modalities for ultimate preventative wellness and health care, while Conventional Medicine works to treat and manage disease when it arrives.
Functional and Conventional Medicine are not enemies. Instead, they should be partners, ensuring you live healthily and happily. There is a place for both in your health and wellness journey. We love to collaborate and create great working relationships with other practitioners to get patients well and provide the best care, which is our ultimate goal. Our care complements the care provided by medical doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, and counselors.
Empowering through Education
Valuable resources to help you on your health and wellness journey
The Gut-Brain Connection
Brain-Gut Connection Explains Why Integrative Treatments Can Help Relieve Digestive Ailments
Fasano’s Triad and the Trajectory of Autoimmunity
The Gut: Where Bacteria and Immune System Meet
How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Help Tame an Autoimmune Condition
Long-Lasting Healthy Changes: Doable and Worthwhile
How Do Stress and Inflammation Contribute to Chronic Disease?
Evolution of Medicine