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Functional medicine is healthcare for the 21st century. Instead of treating individual diseases, functional medicine looks to heal the underlying dysfunctions present in the body that contribute to each condition. We believe you can’t diagnose or treat someone by assuming they are the same as everyone else. With the most advanced diagnostic testing we are able re-balance physiological systems with targeted food and herbal support designed with each person in mind to unleash your body’s inherent healing ability to reverse disease, naturally.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE VS. CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE

Functional Medicine

Investigate

It treats symptoms by addressing the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

Holistic

Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.

Safe

Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

Patient-centered

Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualized based on patient needs.

Participatory

Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play an active role in the healing process.

Interrogative

Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes importance of diet and lifestyle.

Restorative

Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.

Preventative

Guided by the Hippocrates, the father of medicine’s, saying to “let food be thy medicine, and medicine thy food”.

Evidence-based

Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and uncorrupted by corporate and political interests.

Conventional Medicine

Superficial

Masks or suppresses symptoms, but does not address underlying cause, which creates “patients for life”.

Dualistic

Views the body as a collection of separate parts, each of which has its own doctor (i.e. cardiologist, podiatrist, etc.)

Side Effects

Treatments can have side effects and complications.

 

Disease-centered

Treats the disease, not the patient. Patients with the same disease get the same treatment, regardless of their differences.

Autocratic

Patient’s opinion is often discounted or ignored, little time is spent on education, and patient may be discouraged from playing active role.

Limited

Relies almost exclusively on drugs and surgery, in spite of their risks and complications.

Palliative

Tests and treatments designed to prevent death and manage serious disease, without dealing with the underlying cause.

Reactive

Focused on managing disease after it has already reached an irreversible state.

 

Profit-driven

Heavily influenced by profit-driven pharmaceutical and insurance companies.