Functional Medicine – Take Back your Health
Functional Medicine is a systems biochemistry–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease and ageing. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
Instead of asking, ‘What drug matches up with this disease?’ Functional Medicine asks the vital questions: ‘Why do you have this problem in the first place?’, ‘What is the root underlying cause?’, ‘What triggers your body to turn against itself?’
Identification & Treatment of the root underlying imbalances contributing to chronic conditions such as
Hormonal, autoimmune, neurodegenerative, inflammatory, gut & stress related
Testing of genetic-predispositions, saliva, blood, urine and stool sampling
Alternative Therapies including diet, natural medicine & lifestyle changes
Possible health conditions that can be helped:
Hormonal imbalances such as PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibrotic cysts, Menopausal imbalances
Chronic Bowel Conditions such as Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis,
Cardiovascular Conditions such as High Blood Pressure
Acne, exczema and other skin conditions
Depression and other mood disorders
Low immune system
Autoimmune conditions such as Lyme’s, Hashimoto’s
Irregular & painful periods
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO, Candida, Constipation & Diarrhea
Burnout / Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
How does it work
- Initial Consultation
Arrange an in person or facetime video/ skype consultation to talk through your health condition and goals. You will receive a health questionnaire via email to send back prior to the consultation, which I will go through beforehand to reduce time and cost for you. If necessary, we will order in some tests to assess further. You will walk away with diet, herbal and lifestyle suggestions to get started straight away.
2. Skype/Facetime Call to Discuss Test Results
If we decided to go ahead and get some functional lab tests like checking for gut health, hormones, neurotransmitters, low grade inflammation, free radical damage, or other contributing factors done for further clarification, we will now discuss the results and refine the treatment plan.
3. Follow-up fortnightly or 1x/month
To help implement the new lifestyle and remove roadblocks and questions as they arise, we suggest at least 2 follow up calls within the first month.