Functional medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that looks at the underlying causes of disease. It takes into account genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence health or disease.
It involves a therapeutic partnership between the practitioner and the patient to develop an individual treatment plan.
Functional medicine takes individual health signs through the environment, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal and immune system. Integrating Western medical practices with alternative or integrative methods through nutrition, self-care practices and exercise, herbs, detox methods, stress management and the use of laboratory tests or diagnostic techniques.
By playing an active role in your current health state or in aligning with a heathy future, you are creating your future and next chapters.
Check, balance and monitor your internal environments and systems. There are different home tests, tools and lab utilities you can buy on Amazon that give you a picture of your internal conditions and environments.
– pH levels your balance of acid and alkaline through pH testing paper or strips, and through your saliva, monitor it. (Disease can’t live in alkaline conditions)
-blood sugar levels
-free radical test (urine analysis)
-n-o nitric oxide test strips (critical role in cardiovascular health)
By playing an active role in your current health conditions and using preventive methods, you get the gift of energy and anti-aging effects as you align yourself with optimal abundance and wellness, in the body, mind and spirit.