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Discover Imbalances, Prescription Medication, and Therapy

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DISCOVER IMBALANCES

Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes for chronic health conditions. Ongoing inflammation, unrecognized infections, microbiome imbalances, and a number of other physiologic imbalances are often contributing to your struggles. We all have genetic variants, but our lifestyle can flip some of these on, causing major health issues. By knowing our unique vulnerabilities we can adjust our diet and exercise choices to avoid serious health outcomes. Some people need prescription medications, however, there are many ways to bring profound healing without them, or with reduced doses.

 

Just one example: most people are very low in vitamin D, so when given an antidepressant the result is increased serotonin in the gut, causing systemic inflammation in the body. However, if vitamin D levels are first brought up to higher levels, then the antidepressant will cause an increase of serotonin in the brain allowing for you to feel and function much better. Inflammation is the beginning of all forms of disease, so we are always looking for ways to decrease inflammation in the body.

 

Functional Medicine treats the individual rather than the disease. Individual genetic and environmental exploration is conducted to obtain a deeper knowledge of each patient's health status. Personalized medicine is the most effective way to provide true healing.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

Medication

Medications may be one component of your treatment. However, an in-depth assessment of your foundational health provides the best possible path for true healing. Possible imbalances will be explored through labs and a nutritional exam to see if your body needs support to heal any physiologic imbalances that may be contributing to your symptoms. Genetic testing is also an option in this assessment. Often times this uncovers genetic susceptibilities that can be a root cause for chronic unresolved issues. Just because you have a genetic susceptibility does not mean you will suffer from that issue. We can turn on and off many of these genetic susceptibilities with lifestyle and dietary choices. Habits can be very difficult to change, but through individualized and manageable steps I can help you overcome challenges that have been very frustrating for you in the past.

THERAPY

Therapy and or health coaching are very important components to the effectiveness of treatment. I provide various supportive therapy options. However, if you are looking for more specialized types of therapy then I am happy to provide you with referrals.  Most struggles have multiple contributing causes including imbalanced physiology, genetic susceptibilities, social and spiritual factors, stress and unhealthy habits of coping.  I believe treatment is most effective with a blend of treatment that fits your goals and core beliefs.

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