Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes (instead of symptoms) for serious chronic disease. We assess our patient’s biochemistry using a Functional Medicine model (adapted from the Institute of Functional Medicine)
The tip of the iceberg are symptoms of underlying biochemical dysfunction.
Functional medicine is anchored by an examination of the core clinical imbalances that underlie various disease conditions. Those imbalances arise as environmental inputs such as diet, nutrients (including air and water), exercise, and trauma that are processed by one’s body, mind, and spirit through a unique set of genetic predispositions, attitudes, and beliefs. A Functional Medicine doctor looks at their patient’s physiological processes and will address:
- Hormonal and neurotransmitter imbalances
- Oxidation-reduction imbalances and mitochondropathy
- Detoxification and biotransformational imbalances
- Immune imbalances
- Inflammatory imbalances
- Digestive, absorptive, and microbiological imbalances
- Structural imbalances
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