We all know that each and every person is different. We are all genetically and biochemically unique. So why should your health concerns be treated the same as someone else’s? In today’s disease-centered approach to medicine, functional medicine takes an individualized approach to treat the cause of the concern in the first, not just a single symptom. As practitioners, we ask the question, what caused your symptom in the first place?
Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the relationship among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can impact preventable chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Each and every person is also genetically designed with the ability to look and feel great. Unfortunately, most people lose this potential through six major stressors: physical, emotional, occupational, spiritual, social, and intellectual stress. Overtime, this wear and tear on the body builds up cumulatively and begins to break down our uniquely designed bodies. This stress is called our allostatic load. Allostatic load predicts the risk of chronic disease and the overall state health. While some stress in our lives is inevitable, there are areas that can be helped. Lucky for us, the biggest stress on our bodies is one we have the most control over: physical stress. This includes everything from the food we eat, how much we exercise, and the toxic load we are exposed to.
Why you should choose Whole Body Health
The main goal of our functional medicine program is to create an environment in the body where healing can take place. We do this by treating the cause of your symptoms through a three step program designed specifically for you.
- Step 1: Maximized Nutrition We start a healthy, traditional diet by eliminating processed foods and sugar. This will remove the physical and dietary stress on your body – the biggest contributor to our allostatic load. Many people are also so mineral deficient that their bodies are unable to absorb the little nutrients that they are eating. We support this through whole food supplementation to encourage your body’s innate ability to heal. We use your history and testing to determine exactly what diet and whole food supplements are right for you.
- Step 2: Maximized Exercise Most people either do not exercise at all or they are not doing it correctly. Aerobic exercise is safe, low-impact, and proven to increase metabolism, strengthen the heart, and increase endorphin levels. Along with personalized strengthening exercises and heart rate monitored aerobic exercise, our exercise program can be done by a person of any size or age. Whether it’s taking long walks or jogs or simply doing chair exercises, we formulate a program designed for you that employs all the benefits of aerobic exercise.
- Step 3: Education & Accountability The word doctor translates from “doce,” the Latin word for “teach.” No program without proper education can create long-term healing. This program requires you to make lifestyle changes, something that can be very difficult. Because we work so closely with our patients, we personally teach and guide you through every aspect of your treatment. We do this through weekly office visits, food diaries to track what you are eating, providing recipes and helpful ways to prepare your foods, and ongoing testing to track your results. We are here to be your partner to help you achieve your health goals.
If you have made countless visits to your doctor and have been unable to find relief from your symptoms, we can help heal your body, without the use of harsh drugs or surgery. Procrastination is the robber of health. Take control of your health and give us a call today. Call us at 330-764-3434 to schedule a consultation to learn more about how functional medicine can help you.
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