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 Saliva, 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.

Testing

Dutch Complete: Adrenal + Sex Hormone Metabolites + OATS: A urine test to assess stress hormones and sex hormones.

Organix Profile: An organic acids test that uses urine samples to assess 46 different metabolites in the body. This provides a window into the metabolism (fat, carbohydrate and protein), energy system, brain health, detox systems, and some GI markers, as well as nutrient markers.

GI Effects Comprehensive Profile: a stool test, which identifies the health of the microbiome as well as possible parasites, bacteria or yeast infections.

Some conditions we treat include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Chronic Pain and Inflammation
  • GI Distress and dysfunction
  • Sleep disturbance and disorders
  • Hormonal issues, post and pre-menopausal
  • Weight issues
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Post-Covid – Long Haulers syndrome