Functional Medicine (otherwise known as Integrative, Anti-Aging, or Metabolic & Nutritional Medicine) is founded upon the principles of preventative and personalized medicine.
Conditions that we often attribute to “getting older” are usually the result of imbalances within the body, such as nutritional deficiencies, immune system dysfunction, toxin exposure, hormone imbalance, and excess inflammation, all of which can lead to disease states such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, weight gain, and even cancer.
Functional medicine physicians are trained to investigate the cause of the imbalance and prevent future illness from occurring by giving your body the tools it needs to repair and maintain itself. No matter how far along the disease spectrum you are, your functional medicine provider can help you correct the imbalances using dietary changes, lifestyle interventions, supplements, detoxification methods, and natural hormone replacement.
The principles of any comprehensive anti-aging treatment strategy focuses on 6 major factors:
Functional medicine is the medicine of the future. It is proactive, not reactive. The goal is to prevent or treat disease before it becomes severe and/or debilitating. Using advanced diagnostic testing to learn about your particular genetics and molecular make-up, functional medicine providers can tailor a treatment plan that is unique to you and no one else.