Functional Nutrition Finding the Root
Why is this model so helpful at restoring total body balance?
Functional medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The functional medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
For example, many peoples body cannot tolerate or break down fruits and vegetables, so I tailor a program to suit your body and allow changes in restoration to ensue.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. We do not do band aids in this model of healing! "OMG what?"
Yes... We actually have to get scientific and do some advanced testing so we never end up guessing.
Let us have an example of how that could look.
We may find a person complaining of a bloated distended abdomen. That's all they tell you at the time.
Truth is this one symptom has many different causes and the bloating may be a direct result of 4 months earlier eating some spoiled food or catching some parasite or antibiotic damage, etc.
So imagine after 4 months of this prolonged period bloating and digestive stress your adrenals become fatigued, your immune system lowers and more parasites or food particles enter the blood through damaged intestinal barrier, which then triggers an immune response where the body targets the food and your own cell tissue as an enemy creating systemic inflammation. Now you have fatigue, depression and you find yourself unable to sleep. But none of it makes sense as the root cause lies in an event that occurred 4 months ago.
See how one things leads to another which leads you to an array of weird and wild symptoms? Hence we need to find the root to rebalance. As a result, functional medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.
Don't you just love solving a good puzzle? Well I do that is why I do what I do and get such great results.