The focus of Functional Medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health and enhancing the vital energy of the individual.
The functional medicine approach addresses the underlying causes of chronic disease and goes beyond just treating isolated signs or symptoms. By recognizing that chronic disease or symptoms are often the result of declining function in one or more of the body’s systems, functional medicine is able to uncover causal factors often overlooked in the disease-model approach to medicine.
Functional medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that recognizes each person’s biochemical individuality. Through individualized nutrition, dietary modification, supplementation, botanical medicine, detoxification of environmental toxins, lifestyle changes and stress-reduction, chronic conditions are unraveled and optimal health is attained.
We will often utilize specialized lab tests and other diagnostic techniques. Below are our standard tests.
Adrenal Stress Testing
Which may underlie fatigue, lowered immunity, inflammatory disorders, and other stress-related, chronic diseases.
Peri-menopause and post-menopause
Cycling female hormone panel
Male hormone panel
Functional Blood Chemistry Evaluations
Comprehensive panels to assess physiological function and metabolism
To address issues such as sleep disorders, anxiety, depression, poor mental performance and attention disorders, appetite changes.
Gastrointestinal Health Tests
To assess GI function, food intolerances, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Pathogen identification (bacteria, parasite, yeast ), and Dysbiosis
Organic Acids Test
To access urine metabolites to evaluate four critical areas of metabolism: gastrointestinal function, cellular and mitochondrial energy production, neurotransmitter processing and amino acid/organic acid balance influenced by vitamin and mineral co-factors. https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/organic-acids-test
Cyrex Labs Gluten Tests
Specialized more sensitive testing to evaluate gluten reactivity and auto-immunity, gluten-associated cross-reactive foods and food sensitivities, autoimmune reactivity screening, chemical immune reactivity screening. www.cyrexlabs.com