Functional medicine is a science-based, holistic approach to health. It emphasizes that symptoms of disease are just that...symptoms. So while rapid relief of symptoms is supported, this whole-person approach does not stop there.
Functional medicine looks deeper, putting together the pieces of the puzzle so that the root causes of mental-emotional and physical disease can be revealed and properly treated. Because the mind and body are connected, nutrient-poor foods, toxins, and stress can lead to issues such as poor gut function, suboptimal vitamins and minerals, hormone imbalance, and impaired neurotransmitter synthesis…all of which can contribute to a decline in mental health.
The interconnectedness of genetic, biological, environmental, and lifestyle factors are explored. Maximizing what is needed, minimizing what is harmful, and prioritizing an environment for healing help the body and the mind to shift back into balance for optimal wellness.