Functional Medicine for Chronic Disease
7 Powerful Health-Enhancing Programs for 7 of the Most Common Health Disorers of Today
Weight-loss or Weight-gain
In functional medicine we do not count calories or prescribe "diets". We investigate first possible biochemical glitches in the individual that may be causing the metabolic problem with functional diagnostic tests. The culprits of weight-gain are diet, hormones, dysbiosis, digestive problems, and stress.
Weight-gain is successfully addressed by correcting digestive insufficiency or other G.I problems, and improving nutrient status.
Insomnia is successfully addressed in functional medicine by working on the stress hormones: adrenalin, cortisol, DHEA, and correcting insulin resistance and hypoglycemia, as well as improving nutrient status.
Adrenal Exhaustion can be successfully addressed in functional medicine by correcting lifestyle habits that affect the adrenals and by supporting adrenal hormone expression.
All digestive complaints from common acid reflux to more advanced disorders like Crohn's or Celiac are successfully addressed in functional medicine by correcting increased intestinal permeability, food intolerances, inflammation, and removing offenders of healthy G.I function .
A thorough investigation with functional diagnostic tools is required to detect eventual parasite, bacteial overgrowth in specific areas of the gut, yeast, poor digestive juices secretion, etc.
To understand issues like PCOS, infertility, PMS, hot flushes, fibroids, etc., further functional diagnostic tests must be undertaken. Once the results are back, functional medicine successfully addresses hormonal abnormalities by correcting nutrient status and stress & inflammation markers.
Low testosterone and male infertility are similarly addressed in functional medicine.
In functional medicine we address autoimmune disorders by first dealing with damage caused to the gastrointestinal tract by several factors like - several courses of antibiotics; stress; alcohol; infections. etc.
Functional diagnostic tests will determine food intolerances, dysbiosis, leaky gut syndrome, high stress hormones levels, etc. and these markers will be addressed in order to improve immune function.
No chronic illness will seriously improve without detoxifying the system from heavy metals, pesticides, plastic residues, car fumes, toxins in beatuy products, internal metabolic waste, etc.
Detoxification in functional medicine is not only required for health purposes, but highly recommened even in healthy individuals.