What is Functional Medicine?
In functional medicine, we address the underlying causes of your health problems (instead of just treating symptoms) so you can get well and stay well without unnecessary drugs or surgery.
We use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to find the problem, and nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, stress management, detoxification, lifestyle changes, and movement to eliminate triggers and restore proper function and balance.
Addresses specific systems and organs
Uses “normative” data
Focuses on diseased or clinical states
Generic treatment for everyone
Treats the underlying cause
Addresses the whole person holistically
Uses OPTIMAL ranges
Works within sub-clinical state (before disease occurs)
Personalised treatment for each invidivual
Conditions Helped with Functional Medicine
Do you suffer from low energy, constantly getting sick, irritability, low libido - you could have issues with the Adrenal system or the HPA Axis. Many people in the modern day suffer from various forms of HPA Axis Dysfunction.
Hormones are important for regulating various processes throughout the body. If your hormones are imbalanced, this can lead to weight gain, fertility issues and disease. Balancing hormones is vital for health and longevity.
The gut is important in not only digestion and absorption, but also for supporting our microbiome. Poor gut function can lead to increased inflammation, digestive distress and even psychological symptoms.
Low Energy, Anxiety, Depression
Low energy, anxiety and depression are often symptoms of underlying biochemical dysfunction in the body. There are many potential internal stressors that can affect how we feel, identifying these will help alleviate symptoms.
Pathogens & Infections
Potential pathogens are all around us. Most people carry some pathogens without even knowing it. These can drastically effect our health in the short term and long term. If you suffer from digestive issues, this is a must.
Chronic Aches & Pains
Chronic aches and pains often point to an underlying issue with inflammation in the body. You don't have to live with these symptoms! Check your inflammation levels and you can target reducing the specific inflammation.
If you're serious about optimising your performance, functional diagnostics can identify where you need improvements most. Looking deep at the biochemistry will allow a targeting protocol for each individual.
Identifying your specific metabolism through diagnostics will give you the best possible resources to improve body composition. Every person is different and will need specific targeted approaches.