Take Control Of Your Health
Often the most effective, easy, and economical ways to prevent disease, and to feel our best, starts at home. Our goal is to give you the resources to take control of your health.
“As a doctor, I’ve studied and seen the benefits of medicine and the massive advances our medical industry has seen. But with all of our advances, we come up short when it comes to teaching patients about the easy and effective preventative measures they can take to avoid needing costly medical intervention to begin with. A lot of those preventative measures start at home and by understanding the relationship between mind and body. By using food as medicine, caring about emotional health, and reading the signs your body gives you, you can fight against chronic illness, and it all begins with you.”
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Your Backyard Pharmacy
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Functional Medicine is Root Cause Medicine
Functional medicine is not necessarily a separate branch of medicine or a separate specialty, but it is instead a way to take a step back and see how the body as a whole is functioning. Too often in our current medical system, we all practice in silos. The neurologist deals only with the brain, the cardiologist deals only with the heart, the pulmonologist deals only with the lungs, etc. As a primary care physician, I can say that I try and do as much as I can up to a certain point without a long list of referrals, but even then, packed schedules and the constraints of insurance coding and billing truly limit good quality patient care. The practice of functional medicine lets the practitioner take a step back and try to find the root cause – is there one underlying process that is causing your skin problems, your breathing problems, and stomach problems? Is there one underlying process we can fix with lifestyle interventions instead of giving you three separate pharmaceuticals? Essentially functional medicine is root cause medicine.