Functional Medicine works to understand how and why illness occurs and to then restore health, by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
A completely holistic approach to health and well being
Functional medicine is a dynamic approach to both the prevention and the treatment of complex chronic disorders.
Functional medicine considers quality of life to be so much more than simple symptom suppression.
There is a complex interaction between genetic individuality and lifestyle imbalances that eventually lead to illness. Illness occurs when the imbalance between what should be in the body and what should not be in the body tips over.
Functional diagnostic testing allows us to accurately identify and quantify what is going on in the body. We can measure the presence of toxins, chemicals and pathogens that should not be in the body and the absence of nutrients or the imbalance of hormones that should be in the body. We partner with FxMed and Nutrisearch and their affiliated accredited medical laboratories, to provide our diagnostics.
Functional nutrition therapy makes use of targeted nutrients, herbs and lifestyle changes to improve a person’s health and vitality.
A functional medicine programme makes use of high quality, clinically effective products to help clients feel better as quickly as possible, while implementing lifestyle strategies that ensure long term effects.
“The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.”The Institute of Functional Medicine
“Cherice suggested that I test the levels of omega 3 fats in my blood. It was a simple test to do and I was surprised to find out that I was not taking a high enough dose. I have since increased my omega capsules and my joint pains are so much better.”Emma, Nurse
The functional medicine approach is ideal for managing complex chronic disorders because it supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.