What is Functional Medicine?


Functional Medicine is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach to healthcare that looks beyond symptom resolution to identify how and why illness occurs and address those roots causes to restore health.


Functional Medicine providers spend time listening to you and gathering your medical history. They use this information to identify the root cause(s) of the illness, including triggers such as poor nutrition, stress, toxins, allergens, genetics and your microbiome (the bacteria living in and on your body).


Once the triggers are identified, a healthy living plan is customized for you. Your plan will address many aspects of your life, from physical needs, including nutrition, exercise and sleep, to mental and emotional stressors related to social, work and community life.

The foundation of Functional Medicine is the use of food as a first-line therapy. The right nutrition, combined with lifestyle and behavioral interventions, will help you take charge of your health.

Put it simply, if your health is on the fritz and all you want are some answers, Functional Medicine is your best option.

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There is a gap between what we know we need to do to be healthy and happy and the intrinsic motivation we need to actually make and sustain those changes. Functional Medicine Health Coaches bridge that gap, using the principles of Functional Medicine and positive psychology coaching techniques.

Functional Medicine Health Coaches provide a unique combination of wellness expertise, nurturing support, goal setting, and accountability to help you make and sustain real lifestyle changes—no matter how big, small or difficult those changes are.

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