Functional Medicine doctors seek to find the root causes or underlying dysfunction of the patient's illness, rather than just using drugs to suppress symptoms. The goal is to correct the root causes or underlying dysfunction in order to restore optimal health and function in the patient. Functional medicine doctors are at the forefront of the root cause revolution and bringing in a new dawn in medicine.
The anti-aging revolution is in large part an offspring of Functional medicine. While there is no magic pill to stop time or aging, Functional medicine offers powerful, science-based tools and therapies that can help slow down the aging process. Strong emphasis is given to optimizing health and preserving function as the patient ages.
As you age, your hormone levels will decline. It is important to know where your levels are so that you can take steps to slow down the aging process and minimize your hormonal symptoms. Unfortunately, hormone imbalances are often missed in conventional medicine due to inadequate lab testing. Many women rely on their Gynecologists who are not trained to look at non-sex hormones like thyroid, adrenal, or growth hormone. We offer ADVANCED hormone lab tests that are not done at the conventional doctor's office.
Functional Medicine also utilizes ADVANCED lab tests to look for underlying causes of chronic conditions. These tests are not available at the typical doctor's office. Our doctor specializes in anti-aging and wellness for women. This is why our focus is on chronic conditions found predominantly in women, such as Autoimmunity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and POTS. It is important to fix these health issues to restore function and quality of life for these patients.
Bio-hacking refers to using science to augment human biology in order to achieve peak health and peak performance at any age. Functional Medicine offers science-based, powerful bio-hacking protocols that allow you to up-level your health. prevent chronic disease, slow down aging, and promote longevity.
Functional medicine emphasizes natural therapeutics that support a healthy body, rather than using drugs to suppress symptoms. We also take the holistic approach to taking care of you. This means treating your body as a whole and treating you as a whole person. The natural and holistic approach goes a long way in slowing down aging, optimizing health and helping with chronic conditions.
Studies showed that most chronic conditions are caused by lifestyle dysfunction and poor nutrition. The standard American diet (SAD) is usually depleted in nutrients and high in toxins, even for patients who have made efforts to eat "healthy". For these reasons, our Functional Medicine doctor always incorporates nutrition and lifestyle changes into every patient's Anti-aging Plan.
Functional medicine is not intended to replace conventional medicine. You are required to continue care from your primary care provider as well as your specialists as appropriate.