Functional medicine is a science-based, holistic approach to health. It understands that symptoms of disease are just that...symptoms. So while rapid relief is targeted and supported, this whole-systems approach does not stop there.
Functional medicine continues by looking upstream, putting together the pieces of the puzzle so that the root causes of mental-emotional and physical disease can be revealed and understood. Nutrient-poor foods, toxins, and stress can lead to downstream health issues, including those related to mental health.
The interconnectedness of genetic, biological, environmental, and lifestyle factors are explored as contributors. Maximizing what is needed, minimizing what is harmful, and prioritizing an environment for healing help the body and mind to shift back into balance and optimal wellness.