Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine treats the person not the disease.

In Functional Medicine, we understand your body as interconnected whole that is in dynamic relationship to its environment, and recognize the importance of these connections in health and disease. Functional Medicine addresses symptoms by focusing on the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results. It combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes importance of diet and lifestyle. It is restorative and preventative at its core.

Conventional Medicine treats the disease.

The current model of conventional medicine is to have a specialist for every part of your body. The unintended consequence of this specialization is that each doctor focuses on one body system and may not look at the patient in a holistic manner. Care can be disjointed when the body is not viewed as an interconnected whole. It is difficult to understand how different imbalances in different systems may actually all be related to a common underlying cause. Treatment then becomes based on the presenting symptom and not the cause of the symptom. This disease focused care is treated with pharmaceuticals and procedures rather than lifestyle and nutrition.

Foundational Functional Medicine:

Asking the “how and why” of illness and restoring health by addressing the root causes of “dis-ease”. This includes looking at the foundational aspects of health: Mind, Body, Spirit.

“Nearly 90% of health is socially determined, which is directly related to, what we eat, how we move, our environment we live in and how we manage stress.”

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Principles of Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is a science-based field of healthcare that is grounded in the following principles:

Patient-Centered Medicine

Patient-centered medicine emphasizes “patient care” rather than “disease care”.

Biochemical Individuality

Describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals.

Dynamic Balance

Find a dynamic balance of internal and external factors.

Health as a positive vitality

not merely the absence of disease.

Web-Like Interconnections

of physiological factors – an abundance of research now supports the view that the human body functions as an orchestrated network of interconnected systems, rather than individual systems functioning autonomously and without effect on each other.

Promotion of organ reserve

Promotion of organ reserve as the means to enhance longevity and health span.

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