Personalised Wellness

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?

 

Functional medicine is 'root cause' medicine. It identifies patterns and triggers which are causing underlying health problems, and gives us a structure to join the dots and map out your health plan.

We consider your health story from birth to present, your current symptoms and examine your underlying physiological mechanisms which together create optimum health. Good lifestyle habits are vital for enabling your body and mind to have the best environment to work effectively.

Through assessment of the underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction, we are able to understand how key processes are affected. These are the body’s processes that keep you alive. Some occur at the cellular level and involve how cells function, repair, and maintain themselves. These processes are related to larger functions, such as:

  • how your body rids itself of toxins

  • regulation of hormones and neurotransmitters

  • immune system function

  • inflammatory responses

  • digestion and absorption of nutrients and the health of the digestive tract

  • structural integrity

  • psychological and spiritual equilibrium

  • how you produce energy

 I like to spend time  with my patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

 

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