Functional Medicine is the operating system if you will, the framework and way of thinking about the body and how it works. Functional Medicine is at its core the way to look at the root causes of dis-ease in the body and to constantly look upstream to see what’s really going on.
Our symptoms whether annoying or debilitating are our bodies way of sending red flags/ messages as early warning signs for us to sit up and pay attention!
So instead of taking symptoms and trying to throw a band-aid and quick solution on it, Functional Medicine takes a big step back and says “Ok so what’s really going on here and why?” “What imbalances and dysfunctions in the body are allowing dis-ease to show up in the first place?”
Every single body is unique and needs to be looked at from that lens when we are trying to address those root causes. There is never a one size fits all solution because there are no two people who are alike physiologically, anatomically, genetically, biochemically, emotionally, and we all have unique experiences that impact our experience of health or lack thereof.
The functional model is incredibly impactful for chronic diseases that are largely a product of lifestyle choices. When applied to an individual’s unique circumstances, we can explore what is at the root of their issues and help turn those around to bring balance and allow the body to thrive.