Welcome to our office! We look forward to becoming your partner in assessing and improving your health.
In your first visit, we will obtain a complete medical history. The key to success is treating each person as an individual and getting to the root cause of health problems. That generally entails a detailed conversation about your current state of health, health history, family history, diet, lifestyle habits, etc. At that point, we will discuss with you potential approaches and recommended laboratory workups. This visit will last approximately 35 minutes (for direct primary care) to 75 minutes (if you are Functional Medicine patient) and is primarily an information gathering and sharing session. We may make some simple recommendations at this time, but most advice will be deferred until after lab and physical exam results are in and there has been time to thoughtfully consider your case.
Dysbiosis (say ‘DIS-bi-OH-sis’) is a scientific term that refers to a bacterial imbalance in the body
Melatonin is a neurotransmitter which is released from the pineal gland and helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm. Release is triggered by darkness, conversely bright lights reduce its production. Clinically the use of melatonin
Elements of Functional Medicine
The knowledge base—or “footprint”—of Functional Medicine is shaped by six core foundations.
Gene-Environment Interaction: Functional Medicine is based on understanding the metabolic processes of
Upstream Signal Modulation: Functional Medicine interventions seek to influence biochemical pathways “upstream” and prevent the overproduction of damaging end products, rather than blocking the effects of those end products. For example, instead of using drugs that block the last step in the production of inflammatory mediators (NSAIDs, etc.), Functional Medicine treatments seek to prevent the upregulation of those mediators in the first place.
Artificial are sweeteners that are not found in nature, these sweeteners contain fewer or no calories. They are typically used a replacement for sugar in processed foods.