Functional Medicine & Wellness Consults
In my Functional Medicine (described below) & Wellness Consults we first identify & address your symptoms. I then take a thorough account of your history, daily habits & routines, & your goals. From this session we will create a successful game plan.
You will get the most out of our time together in these appointments if you come prepared with:
- Your seven day 'food, mood, & poos journal.' Download it here.
- Laboratory test results, ideally from the past six months or we can order more
- Any supplements & medications you currently take or recently took
- Your completed intake form & symptom questionnaire
- Your health questions!
I am able to order a range of laboratory testing or you are welcome to bring in what you have. For more difficult situations, if we choose to work together, I am open & confident to partner with your doctor.
Functional Medicine is the future of healthcare because it applies the importance of lifestyle, nutrition, & emotions to our health. Taken from The Institute for Functional Medicine's website:
'Functional Medicine (FM) asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. The FM model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It relies on a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes. By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. as a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.'