About Functional Medicine



Functional Medicine


Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease.  It uses a client-centred approach rather than a disease-centred approach which addresses the whole person and not just a list of symptoms.

Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.



Functional Medicine seeks to;

  • Understand the individuality of each human being
  • Uses a client-centred rather than a disease-centred approach
  • Searches for a balance between body, mind, and spirit
  • Health is measured as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease

Functional Testing


Getting to the root of your symptoms is my goal and so this is why I frequently use Functional Testing with clients.  This enables me to see clearly the biochemical imbalances, nutrient deficiencies or pathogens that may be contributing to sub-optimal health or chronic conditions.

Functional testing can be valuable in addressing an issue more quickly and in a more targeted way, often reducing long term supplement costs.

I use a number of reputable laboratories including Biolab and Genova Diagnostics who offer a wide range of tests.  Some of the more popular tests include;


Adrenal Stress Profile

Thyroid Hormone Profile

Gastro-intestinal Testing

Food Intolerance Testing

Female Hormone Testing

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

Energy issues, Chronic Fatigue, Endocrine Imbalances

Thyroid dysfunction

Digestive disorders

For antibody detection

Fertility issues, PMS, Menopause

Cholesterol, Cardiovascular health and risk