Understanding YOUR body to optimize YOUR health!
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Functional Medicine and Psychiatry supports a whole body approach to preventing and addressing physical and mental health disorders, utilizing multiple fields of medicine and nutritional sciences. We approach symptoms by trying to determine the underlying causes of disease and using a body-systems approach. We recognize that the body affects the mind, and the mind affects the body.
We partner with patients to regain physical and mental wellness through the use of individualized metabolic testing, nutritional therapies, and dietary interventions. These methods can be used in conjunction with traditional approaches like psychotherapy and psychotropics. Relevant laboratory analysis is used to evaluate and treat underlying biomedical issues which may include nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, infections, toxicities, and genetic disorders. By focusing on an individual's unique genetic, biochemical, and nutritional status, customized treatment plans can be implemented to provide better wellness outcomes.
By shifting from a traditional disease-centered focus to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine and psychiatry addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional practitioners often spend more time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine and psychiatry supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.