In the world today, our country spends the most money on healthcare but ranks 37th in quality. One of the many reasons why this is true is that we spend most of our money on prescription drugs that provide symptom suppression, instead of treating the cause of the problem.
When the communication between cells in your body gets disrupted, symptoms manifest to let us know something has gone wrong. However, the body can have one symptom that is caused by many different things. For instance, headaches can be caused by muscle tension, toxic accumulation, food allergies, low blood sugar, infection, anemia, etc. Therefore, it is important not to suppress the symptom without finding the root cause.
Functional medicine is a comprehensive scientific assessment of your internal body physiology that allows your doctor to see how efficiently your cells are functioning and determine your overall state of health. This in-depth assessment includes a medical history, physical exam, medical symptoms questionnaire, Solaris test (measures pH level, Antioxidant level, organ stress, digestion, hydration, toxicity and more), and bioimpedance analysis (measures lean body mass, body fat, intracellular and extracellular water
The goal of functional medicine is to correct existing conditions and help avoid future health issues by optimizing your structural, chemical and emotional well-being. Knowing in-depth physiological information will allow your doctor to be able to monitor acute or chronic disease and assess potential health risks. This information can also help your doctor prescribe and track lifestyle changes, measuring nutrition and training effectiveness and monitoring body composition during weight loss (i.e. water loss, fat loss, muscle loss).
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