Functional Medicine Is the Medicine of Tomorrow

Functional Medicine is comprised of five core principles:

  1. Biochemical Individuality: Each individual is unique in terms of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors.
  2. Patient Centered: A disease centered approach is outdated and just doesn’t work anymore.
  3. Web-Like Interconnections: Internal physiological factors are all interwoven and complexly related.
  4. Health as a Positive Vitality: Health is more than just the absence of disease.
  5. Science-Based: Using the latest, cutting edge science and testing is imperative to uncovering the issues at hand.

Functional medicine is patient centered in a way that you’ve never experienced before. Instead of looking at and trying to heal individual health problems as isolated diseases, it looks at the individual as a whole and addresses bodily symptoms, imbalances, and dysfunctions in their entirety together.

Take a look at this picture:


While traditional health care will often address the disease once it is visible, it fails to take a look at the altered physiology below the surface that is often building up the problem.

Functional Medicine believes that transformation of 21st century health care from the prevailing disease centered model to a more effective patient centered model will succeed only if we address the underlying drivers of the epidemic – the complicated lifelong interactions between lifestyle, environment, and genetics.30

The question to ask yourself is why doesn’t the old model work?

And the answer is simple.

Because chronic disease is a food and lifestyle driven, environment and genetics influenced phenomenon. It won’t be conquered with drugs and surgery, however helpful these tools may be in managing acute symptoms.

There is no surgery for diabetes, thyroid imbalances, Alzheimer’s, and so many other chronic diseases.

There just isn’t.

Instead, it’s time to look beyond the traditional approach that isn’t working.

And that’s where the Functional Health Institute comes in. We focus on the patient and not the disease.

We don’t aim to mask your symptoms or explain away your illness. With the use of extensive science based testing, we work comprehensively to uncover the root cause of your illness and restore your health to optimal functioning.

We help YOU to become truly healthy.