What is functional medicine?
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." - Thomas Edison
Many have heard the term but what does it mean? Functional medicine works to get to the root cause of illness. For example, instead of just giving a medication for high blood pressure, functional medicine addresses nutritional deficiencies, diet, environmental factors, etc that may be contributing. Once you address those factors, you see benefits in other areas. For example you may start sleeping better or loose weight. The goal is for optimal health and wellness.