Functional Medicine

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE? A systems-oriented, science-based approach that involves taking a patient’s biochemistry, physiology, genetics, and environmental exposures into account when looking for the cause of a specific medical issue or set of symptoms.

 

Do you experience any of these symptoms?

Lightheadedness, fatigue after meals, irritability, unexplained weight loss/gain, brain fog, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, migraines, unexplained joint pain, low libido, difficulty falling or staying asleep, cold feet/hands, hair loss, and more…

Have you been to doctor after doctor and been told you are fine? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? We may be able to help determine the cause of these symptoms through a functional blood chemistry analysis.

 WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? There are two types of ranges that can be used for blood chemistry analysis: a pathological (laboratory) range and a functional range. Most doctors look only at laboratory ranges when evaluating blood chemistry. Medications are prescribed when results fall outside of those laboratory ranges. The problem is that different labs have different ranges, so by changing a few numbers, you can go from “normal” to having pathology or vice versa. We analyze blood chemistry at a functional level.

This means we look for patterns of dysfunction and assess risk for disease/pathologies before they fully develop. These patterns may be related to any of the following: cholesterol, insulin resistance, thyroid function, inflammation, hypoglycemia, adrenal fatigue, digestive issues, gall bladder dysfunction, immune function, anemias, etc. If patterns of functional imbalances are found, we use strategies such as lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and nutritional products to help correct these imbalances before they become more serious issues.

 

**Any supplements used are intended to be temporary in nature until normal body physiological function is restored.

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