The Functional Medicine Approach
You have a choice when it comes to your health and your body. Drugs and surgery may not always be appropriate or necessary. Functional medicine aims at restoring normal body function using natural, safe, and proven methods that are often just as effective, if not more effective, than the allopathic western medicine approach of pharmaceuticals or surgery.
Chronic disease in the US has been on a steady rise for the past few decades. According to the CDC the top 10 causes of death in the US include cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and respiratory disease. On top of that, cases of autoimmune conditions are on the rise including Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Lupus along with other conditions such as autism, infertility, and neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson's, ALS, and Multiple Sclerosis or MS.
Chronic disease is often rooted in many underlying body systems, this is why the conventional western medical model or allopathic medicine has failed to decrease or even slow the rate of chronic disease in the US and throughout the world.
All of the top causes of death and disease are chronic multi-factorial diseases with root causes based in many different body systems. None of these diseases have a one size fits all band-aid or single pill that will prevent, cure, or reverse the disease process.
Functional medicine doctors and practitioners utilize a variety of different healing modalities in order to restore normal physiological function to all of the bodies systems, so that the body can heal and repair itself.
Functional medicine doctors and practitioners are some of the highest trained and most sought-after healthcare providers in the world. This is because the functional medicine approach gets results, and it does not just aim to manage symptoms but rather aims on preventing and reversing chronic disease by focusing on the underlying or "root" causes.
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