What is Functional Medicine?
Dr. Mark Hyman, founder and medical director of the UltraWellness center and New York Times best selling author defines functional medicine as:
A science based personalized health care approach that assesses and treats underlying causes of illness through individually tailored therapies to restore health and improve function.
We believe that:
• Every BODY is unique
• All systems are interconnected
• The bodies natural default is a state of wellness
• Symptoms PRECEDE disease and is evidence of imbalance
• The true root cause can be distant from the symptom
• The patients beliefs affect the bodies ability to heal
Functional Medicine includes mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual realms and patient participation to allow true healing.
Typical patients come in having SOME information. Google is amazing at providing data-what Google lacks is how to implement that knowledge. They feel DISEMPOWERED, they do not know how to reverse disease.
Here at Whisper Health, we use a team approach to educate and empower our patients to achieve their highest expression of health.
TRUTH=our choices affect our GENES. Our choices are our environment, what we add to, what we take away, and what we prioritize.
Our GENES affect our BIOCHEMISTRY (which is also influenced by our choices (see above)) which manifests as either wellness or illness.
Illness can show up in our endocrine system, immune system, nervous system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, and on and on and on…..
The MOST COMMON true root causes that push us towards illness include:
• Gut imbalances
• Insulin resistance
• Estrogen dominance
• Chronic Stress