What Is Functional Medicine?

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    “Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.” –The Institute For Functional Medicine

    In functional medicine, we address the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. We spend time with our patients, hear their stories, and get to the root of various issues by looking at the interaction between the patient, their genes, and the environment in which they live. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of vibrant health for each individual as it looks beyond the absence of disease and into health creation.

    In functional medicine, we use the best of modern and ancient practices, to recommend supplements, sophisticated devices, mindset techniques, diet, and lifestyle changes. These recommendations can have a big impact as they work to balance the systems, bridge gaps, drive function and assist you in healing your whole self, both mind and body.

    Functional Medicine is:

    Holistic: We address all aspects of the person, including his or her body, mind and life as a whole. In this way, we are able to see passed the divisions and into the intricate connections that make up the whole person.

    Personalized: Every treatment is unique and different because every person is unique and different.

    Patient Centered: Your desires, your vision, and objectives matter, and they are the centerpieces of our work together.

    Participatory: Together, as practitioner and patient, we enter into a partnership, where patients are empowered and encouraged to take an active role in the healing process.

    Root-Seeking: We seek to get to the heart of the problem, extract the essence, and remove the root through a variety of simple and sophisticated means, ranging from simple questionnaires to lab work.

    Evidence Based: Uncorrupted by corporate and political interest, our work, as practitioners, is based on the latest research.

    Restorative: Treatments are designed to build you up, balance the systems, restore optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve your overall quality of life.

    Safe: Treatments have mild to no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

    Proactive: Treatment is more than just preventative.


    For more information, please feel free to check out https://www.drbrookestuart.com/functional-medicine/-and if you would like to set up a free consultation (which typically lasts 10-15 minutes), please check here!

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