Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of the disease. It is a science based approach that empowers the patient and the practitioner to work together to address underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.
It involves a detailed history and understanding of the each patient’s symptoms and issues. After which, testing including Bloodwork, Urine and Stool will be recommended. This will allow a window into each individual’s genetic and biochemical makeup as well as diagnose for certain infectious processes that may be ongoing. Based on the results of these tests , the doctor then can develop a protocol that will encompass lifestyle, dietary recommendations as well as vitamin and supplement protocols designed to suit each individual patient’s needs.