What is Functional Medicine?
- Personalized – You are a unique individual, and therefore so is your treatment plan.
- Root Cause approach – This requires a deeper look and gathering more information than you may have experienced previously.
- Natural Medicine – Our bodies require proper nutrients, exercise, and healthy stress management skills to heal properly.
- Comprehensive – There are almost always multiple factors causing imbalances which create illness. We must address each one to create balance.
- Cutting Edge – While using current research based methodologies to guide our journey to wellness, we are also forward thinking in how we approach the end result.
Services Might Include –
We work with you to optimize thyroid function and to maximize improvement of your symptoms and condition.
The body has two adrenal glands, one located above each kidney. Hormones secreted by these endocrine glands help to regulate many body processes. The adrenal glands and HPA axis can become depleted and dysregulated after a long period of emotional stress or chronic illness. Through the use of an individualized lifestyle and nutrient therapy plan, we hope to help you along the path to heal this imbalance.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT)
Individuals over the age of 30 can begin to experience hormone imbalance. Over our lifetime, many factors (environmental, stress, genetics) contribute to the natural decline or imbalance of hormones as we age. In order to balance your hormones for optimal health and wellness, we will use comprehensive lab testing and in-depth evaluation for your personalized treatment plan.
IgG Food Antibody Assessment and Comprehensive Stool Profile
The IgG Food Antibody Assessment is a blood test that measures antibodies to 87 commonly consumed foods. The panel also includes a total IgE measurement. The body can react to foods in many different ways. Adverse food reactions can lead to distressing symptoms and chronic health conditions. Often times it is unknown exactly which food(s) may be the cause and testing can help identify the problematic foods. Removal of the reactive foods often results in resolution of symptoms.
The GI Effects® Comprehensive Stool Profile is an advanced stool test that provides immediate, actionable clinical information for the management of gastrointestinal health. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies and biomarkers, this test offers valuable insight into digestive function, intestinal inflammation, and the intestinal microbiome.
Organic Acid Testing
Organic acids testing is diagnostic tool that can help identify underlying causes of a variety of chronic illnesses, including digestive issues like gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation, neuropsychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety, and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Environmental Toxicity Testing
There is research that links environment toxicity to a myriad of chronic health disorders from chronic fatigue, mental health challenges, autism, immune deficiencies, hormone disorders, as well as heart, metabolic, and neurological diseases. We use a toxic chemical profile that screens for the presence of 172 different toxic chemicals including organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, benzene, xylene, vinyl chloride, pyrethroid insecticides, acrylamide, perchlorate, diphenyl phosphate, ethylene oxide, acrylonitrile, and more.
As the years pass, our strength can decline and we can become more sedentary. Many individuals do not always accept this reality. Instead, they come in requesting services for optimizing health. Through advanced diagnostic testing, targeted nutrient therapy, and hormone balancing, we are able to overcome common obstacles and provide leading-edge preventive strategies to help you be stronger and healthier as you age.
Natural Weight Solutions
Most fad diets create false results by using methods that metabolically force the body to lose lean muscle mass and water. Our programs are individualized after thorough clinical assessments of nutrition, exercise, chemical burden, thyroid, and hormone balance. This provides a life style change that is lasting.