We provide Functional medicine options in our Denver wellness center or virtually.
Functional medicine is a unique form of healthcare in which we look at how the body functions as a whole and the relationship between all systems; not just individual parts. When you experience symptoms, illness or disease your body is communicating to you that it has lost a certain function and Functional Medicine aims to restore that function for optimal wellness. Simply put, it is a “root cause” and restorative medicine.
With a strong foundation on the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of a person, this form of medicine recognizes the importance of the mind / body connection. Our minds and thoughts are often at the root of our issues. The emotional health of an individual can greatly impact the physiology and our physical condition will also impact our mental health. We have all experienced this to some degree- e.g. Getting the runs when you are nervous (mental health affecting physical health) or weight gain that has highjacked your ability to think of anything else (physical body affecting mental health).
Many have become so accustomed to popping a pill for every ill and wanting a quick fix for any pain or ailment. The truth is, the body is so beautifully intelligent and we need to listen to it, acknowledge it and address it rather than ignore it and mask symptoms with bandaid approaches. Our body is trying to help us by “talking” to us and most of us ignore it until the problem is too “loud” to ignore. Time to start listening 👂!
Functional medicine takes the “First, do no harm” statement very seriously and therefore utilizes food as medicine and lifestyle modifications as foundational tools.
My mission is to stop normalizing these aches, pains and illnesses, stop the normalization of the food and lifestyles that are detrimental to our health and encourage people to see our bodies as the amazing organisms that we are gifted during our time on this planet.
Functional medicine is the future of healthcare. It is a way for a practitioner to dive deep into the health and wellbeing of a patient. Unlike conventional care, it is a partnership. It cannot be done in a 12 minute office visit. It takes time, detective work, often testing and lifestyle changes. And the great news is you ARE worth it. No one ever regrets the work they put in for extraordinary results.
Why settle for mediocrity when excellence is an option?