1. What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is highly personalized and customized health care. It is all about you! Functional Medicine practitioners comprehensively evaluate an individual’s concerns, symptoms and goals. We begin your health journey with a highly detailed health history. We investigate the root causes of your symptoms by assessing your particular genetics, biochemistry, metabolism, and physiology. We also carefully evaluate your environment and lifestyle as contributing causes of illness. We then devise a customized plan of action to help you achieve the very best health.
2. Why should I pursue Functional Medicine instead of Traditional Medicine for treatment?
Traditional medicine asks the question “What disease does this patient have?” Functional Medicine asks questions such as “Why did this person develop metabolic syndrome?” “Why” is a profound question. It yields answers that can truly dictate a path towards wellness. The ultimate goal of this health path is to prevent relying on medications to help solve symptoms of illness and medical problems. You may need to still take a specific medication or two, however, we want to help you minimize the use of medications for your medical problems. With traditional medical therapies, the doctor diagnoses you with a disease. Then a pill is prescribed for each disease. This paradigm works well for certain acute illnesses, such as Bronchitis, but often fails with chronic diseases, such as Metabolic Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Disease or Diabetes. Functional Medicine approaches your health care differently than traditional medicine. We focus on improving lifestyle, nutrition, stress, hydration, relationships, sleep and exercise. Given the proper health formula, our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. At Healthy Weighs Wellness Center, our integrative approach combines both a comprehensive, nutritional assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine evaluation that is designed to get results! We are here with you every step of the way.