In my Functional Medicine practice, I focus on the gradual detective work of uncovering the root cause, or the ‘Why” a person is experiencing poor health.
Mainstream medicine tends to focus on removing the ‘What’, or just the symptoms. After doing a thorough investigative process, including comprehensive and correlative questionnaires, a full medical history, and a review of any medications, I start my patients off on the most appropriate therapeutic protocol.
This website describes the general outline of all of my primary protocols.
In some cases, especially when a patient has to be careful with their money, we focus on diet, supplementation, sleep hygiene, meditation, and an appropriate fitness program.
If they get better, the protocol was a successful kind of test.
With other patients, I recommend a common-sense approach to lab testing. The types and range of testing depend on the complexity and severity of the condition.
If a patient is fairly healthy and just wants to improve their fitness or lose some weight, then I recommend repairing the damage to their metabolism from the modern diet and stress experiment.
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