WHAT IS FUNCTION MEDICINE?
It's about getting to the root cause.
Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Conventional medicine usually treats the symptoms rather than address the cause of those symptoms and once a diagnosis is met, often treats the symptoms with drugs. But this doesn’t address the real issues, it’s a quick fix that doesn’t necessarily last forever. Why did you have these symptoms in the first place?
Sadly the health services are often so overwhelmed that the appointment with your doctor only lasts a few minutes. They rarely have the time to discuss your lifestyle habits to try and establish the root cause of your problem.
The paternalistic age of “I’m the doctor, you’re the patient” is disintegrating. People are gaining new power and insight through the astounding instant access we have to information and technology that wasn’t even available twenty years ago.
Functional Medicine Health Coaches are about meeting you where you are at and helping patients to take control of their own health by guiding them to cutting-edge information available now for so many chronic conditions.
Forming a relationship with your coach means you are making a commitment.
A commitment to finding the best version of you.
We have but one life, let’s make it as good as we can.