About Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. It uses a
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
- Searches for a balance between body, mind, and spirit
- Health is measured as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease
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
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
Food Intolerance Testing
Female Hormone Testing
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Energy issues, Chronic Fatigue, Endocrine Imbalances
For antibody detection
Fertility issues, PMS, Menopause
Cholesterol, Cardiovascular health and risk