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Our health is our most important attribute. Without it, we can’t do much else in life. Staying healthy can be a challenge and we can’t predict or control if or when we get sick. However, there are things we can do to improve our quality of life. Medical science is helpful for injuries and illness, […]
The typical approach to dealing with any ailment is to label it. Once it’s labeled, the disease and its treatment can be conveniently categorized and not given a second thought. Functional medicine, on the other hand, approaches symptoms, treatment and people differently. A holistic view helps to treat even the most debilitating symptoms. Functional medicine […]
Did you take your vitamins today? Do you know if you’re taking the ones that your body needs? Nearly half of Americans are taking vitamins and supplements on a daily basis and spend over $28 million dollars a year for nutritional supplements. We’ve been told that our food supply is lacking in essential nutrients and […]
Annual blood work exams are an important part of a physical exam. Blood tests go a long way to prevent disease and offer insight into functional imbalance. Externally a person may appear to be healthy but internally, the blood work analysis will tell the tale even clearer. Conventional Blood Work During a typical conventional physical […]
Annual physical exams generally start at birth with wellness visits throughout childhood. Once a person reaches adulthood, however, they may or may not follow-up with their physician if they feel healthy. Physical exams are still important for the following reasons: Maintenance of a healthy lifestyle Early screening of disease or illness Assess risk of future […]
Autoimmune disease occurs when inflammation causes the body’s immune system to attack a healthy system or tissues by mistake. These diseases are the most prevalent chronic illnesses in the country, epidemically affecting more than 24 million Americans. General practitioners and other conventional doctors are not trained to find and treat the causes of these diseases. […]
At the Functional Medicine Center, we believe that once the underlying factors causing your chronic health problems are addressed, then you will be able to achieve optimal health. We refer to these factors as the ten modifiable factors of aging. Blood Sugar Detoxification Inflammation Methylation Chronic Stress Mitochondria Function Immune System Food Sensitivities Hormones Digestion […]