Functional Medicine

Why Functional Medicine?

From the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine:

  • Functional Medicine, also called integrative medicine or holistic medicine looks at the body as a whole and focuses on the root causes of disease rather than an isolated set of symptoms. It’s based on the evidence that lifestyle factors – such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress levels, relationships and genetics – are major contributors to chronic disease.


  • Study results: Approximately 31% of patients seen by the Center for Functional Medicine improved their PROMIS (NIH validated questionnaire) global physical health scores by 5 points or more, which is a clinically meaningful change and a noticeable effect on daily life. Twenty-two percent of primary care patients improved their scores by 5 points or more.

New Patient Functional Medicine Evaluation Package

Very Special Promotion: 5-month Transformational Functional Medicine Package for Adults

Let’s face it, true transformation does not happen overnight (The Romans knew this when they were building Rome). In order to be successful, YOU have to be ALL IN and committed for a specific length of time to see the transformation you want and need.

12-month Comprehensive Care Package: $135/month after initial consultation

Pediatric Transformational Package includes all of the above except IV nutrient therapy and health coaching. Will receive 10 Practitioner visits only, 2x/month for 5 months. Call for current pricing and special promotions/offers.

12-month Maintenance Package: $95/monthly or $1140/year after completion of the Comprehensive Care Program

What problems can functional medicine solve?

Functional medicine (FM) is a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to address the root causes of illness rather than just treating symptoms. While it’s essential to recognize that functional medicine may not “solve” all problems outright, it can often help in managing and improving various health issues. Here’s a list of problems that functional medicine may help address:

  1. Digestive Disorders: FM may offer solutions for conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-Crohns and ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, and food intolerances.
  2. Hormonal Imbalances: FM can assist in managing conditions such as thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, menopause symptoms, and reproductive health issues.
  3. Chronic Fatigue: FM approaches may identify underlying factors contributing to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and persistent fatigue related to nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances or chronic infections
  4. Autoimmune Diseases: While not curative, FM can help manage autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis by focusing on immune system balance and reducing inflammation.
  5. Metabolic Disorders: FM strategies may be beneficial for metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, diabetes, and obesity by addressing metabolic dysregulation.
  6. Mood Disorders: FM explores the connection between the gut and brain, offering solutions for conditions such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and mood swings through dietary changes, stress management and targeted supplementation.
  7. Chronic Pain: FM can address chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, migraines, and neuropathy by considering factors such as inflammation, diet, stress and neurotransmitter balance.
  8. Allergies and Sensitivities: By identifying and addressing triggers, FM may help alleviate symptoms of environmental allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances.
  9. Cardiovascular Health: FM strategies can promote heart health addressing risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, inflammation, and oxidative stress through lifestyle modifications and targeted interventions.
  10. Sleep Disorders: FM approaches aim to improve sleep quality and addresses issues like insomnia, sleep apnea, and circadian rhythm disturbances, lifestyle changes, stress management, and supplementation.
  11. Chronic Infections: FM may help identify and address underlying causes of infections such as Lyme disease, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and chronic viral or bacterial infections through immune support and targeted antimicrobial therapies.
  12. Brain Health: FM principles can support cognitive function, neuroprotection, potentially benefiting conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and cognitive decline by addressing inflammation, oxidative stress and nutrient deficiencies.

How can functional medicine help young children and teens?

Functional medicine can offer valuable support for various pediatric health issues by focusing on identifying and addressing underlying factors contributing to their symptoms. Here are some pediatric problems that may benefit from a functional medicine approach:

  1. Digestive Disorders: FM can help children with conditions such as colic, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and food intolerances by addressing gut health, diet and possible underlying causes such as dysfunction of the gut microbiome or food sensitivities.
  2. Allergies and Asthma: FM approaches may help identify triggers for allergic reactions and asthma attacks, such as food sensitivities, environmental allergens or immune dysregulation, and work to address these triggers through dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, and targeted interventions to support immune function.
  3. Behavioral and Developmental Disorders: FM can offer support for children with conditions like attention deficit disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, and developmental delays by addressing underlying factors such as nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and neurotransmitter imbalances through targeted nutritional interventions, dietary modifications and lifestyle changes.
  4. Immune System Support: FM strategies can help strengthen children’s immune systems, reducing the frequency and severity of infections and supporting overall immune function through nutritional support, optimizing gut health, managing stress, and addressing underlying factors contributing to immune dysfunction.
  5. Skin Conditions: FM approaches can address pediatric skin issues such as eczema, acne, and psoriasis by identifying and addressing underlying factors such as inflammation, gut health, nutrient deficiencies, and food sensitivities through dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle changes.
  6. Mood and Anxiety Disorders: FM principles can support children experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, depression, or behavioral issues by addressing underlying factors such as nutrient deficiencies, neurotransmitter imbalances, gut-brain axis dysfunction, and environmental factors through dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, stress management techniques, and behavioral therapies.
  7. Chronic Fatigue and Low Energy: FM can help address fatigue, low energy, and poor sleep quality in children by identifying and addressing factors such as nutrient deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, sleep disturbances, and underlying health conditions through lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and targeted interventions.
  8. Metabolic Disorders: FM strategies can support children with metabolic conditions such as obesity, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome by addressing underlying factors such as diet, physical activity, hormonal imbalances, and metabolic dysregulation through personalized dietary and lifestyle interventions.
  9. Chronic Pain: FM approaches may help children experiencing chronic pain conditions such as headaches, migraines, musculoskeletal pain, or neuropathic pain by identifying and addressing underlying factors such as inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, stress, and lifestyle factors through targeted interventions and multidisciplinary approaches.
  10. Environmental Toxin Exposure: FM can help mitigate the effects of effects of environmental toxin exposure in children by supporting detoxification pathways, reducing toxic load, and addressing nutrient deficiencies through dietary modifications, targeted supplementation, and lifestyle changes.


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