Chronic illness is on the rise.
Functional medicine represents a new paradigm in effectively treating chronic diseases. It offers a holistic, patient-centered approach to get to the root cause of chronic diseases.
Functional medicine focuses on using food as a key factor to improve health. It highlights the importance of nutrition in preventing and treating health problems. It also addresses nutritional imbalances and supports the body's natural healing processes through targeted dietary interventions. The functional medicine practitioner develops a tailored nutrition plan to reduce inflammation, heal the gut, and restore optimal functioning.
Collaborating with a functional medicine practitioner can truly transform a patient's health, especially those with complex, undiagnosed conditions. By investigating all body systems and looking for root causes, functional medicine doctors can help chronically ill patients regain their vitality and quality of life.
This approach can also prevent chronic disease through optimal lab testing. Checking ideal ranges, not just “normal” reference ranges, allows early identification of hormonal imbalances, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies before the disease develops. Patients are equipped with nutritional upgrades and lifestyle changes to halt the progression of illness.