Learn more about functional medicine, how it's different from conventionalmedicine, why it works, and more!
Functional Medicine Overview anthea 2017-04-01T02:23:07+00:00
WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Investigates the underlying root causes of diseases and conditions compared to conventional medicine in which healthcare providers treat symptoms of diseases and conditions with medications.
Conventional medicine is appropriate at times and under certain circumstances we need its application, but it does not solve the underlying causes of chronic diseases for example: diabetes, heart disease, anxiety/depression etc.
Functional medicine investigates how we got into the problem in the first place. In additions to symptoms we look at pre-disease and show what a patient may be walking towards to in a few years.
Utilizes a system approach, it recognizes if one system does not function properly or is out of balance it will affect other systems in your body.
For example: complaints of fatigue, we look at different causes like thyroid imbalance, adrenal imbalance, autoimmune disease, GI imbalance, toxicity ,lifestyle (stress, exercise) & nutritional deficiencies, spiritual health, to name a few.
Recognizes that our genetics influences our health and well-being. Through advanced testing we can develop treatment plans that are individualized including extensive health history taking, analysis of complaints, investigation of root causes, and test results.
Genes are what we are born with but it does not mean we are determined to get a disease. We can alter them with epigenetics through lifestyle modifications and supplements.
Anthea Health LLC utilizes an all-inclusive holistic approach addressing all bodily systems, lifestyle factors and restoring balance