Energy & Digestion
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is an approach to helping people take control of their health concerns, that is patient-oriented and which generates results that are often not achieved by traditional practices.
Where traditional medicine is often concerned with treating a symptom with a drug, functional medicine strives to identify the cause of the symptom, address the cause with changes of diet, lifestyle and supplementation and decrease the likelihood of it occurring again. That’s not to say that the traditional medical model doesn’t have its place but functional medicine is an approach that has great results in improving health by identification of stressors that cause the body to break down. These may be genetic or induced by the environment but assessment and treatment is easily achieved using the functional medicine model
If you don’t know how your body is functioning on the inside how do you expect to change the outside? I use a variety of clinical tests to help determine real-time internal health so that you can focus on having more, energy, have better health and live the life the way that you want to. Many of these tests have been used to determine client’s health and provide a treatment strategy to get you functioning at your best.
I have worked with clients with the following conditions and the lab work completed has provided valuable insightful information that wouldn’t have been achieved by any other means.
Autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Chrons disease
Asthma and many other conditions.
Many of the testing that is employed with clients is superior to standard health authority testing, for example the stool testing utilises actual DNA analysis of parasitic and bacterial infections found in the gut, helping us pinpoint any disturbances in gut health in less time and providing you with an answer as to why you have been having health problems or not achieving your targets.
We have a wide range of tests at our disposal, here are just a few tests available.
Gastrointestinal health: DNA analysis of fungal, parasitic or bacterial infections, digestive enzymes, levels of inflammation, beneficial bacterial analysis as well as many other areas.
Food allergy: I am not a big fan of running expensive food allergy tests when the key lies in identifying deeper seated gastro-intestinal issues that can be addressed. Simple elimination diets can be used to identify these problems without you spending money on tests that generally show a symptom, rather than a root cause.
Organic acids: Found out key markers that affect your energy production, liver detoxification ability, mood-related issues and real-time damage to your cells from oxidative damage.
Hormonal Balance: From thyroid function to analysis of key stress hormones produced by stress are great markers for determining your own health and play a big part in understanding issues such as sleep quality and energy production