Our functional medicine practitioner spends time with you, listening to your history and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases. In this way, functional medicine supports your unique expression of health and vitality.
Functional medicine provides care centred around you, focusing on promoting whole body health. To achieve this, our functional medicine provider takes an integrative, science-based approach to your healthcare. They look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in your history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. Your unique genetic makeup is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.
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