What to Expect
Analysis of Metabolic Samples (blood, urine, stool, saliva, etc)
Clinical Nutrition (Functional Medicine) is about building a complete profile of your health and fixing the issue at its source. Instead of the focus being all about the disease, our focus is on our patients as individuals and what is needed to restore their good health. It may mean taking a more holistic, lifestyle-based approach to resolving health concerns instead of over-the-counter medicine or suppressants.
The team at Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center has years of experience with functional medicine and making useful and effective recommendations to our patients, helping them avoid medications and drug protocols for conditions that can be fixed by more natural means.
Treating the Source to Resolve Your Symptoms
By focusing on one condition, it can narrow your sight and prevent you from seeing the bigger picture. For example, depression can be caused by a disorder in the endocrine system which regulates your hormones. But there are countless influences that can compromise your endocrine system. Your doctor will communicate with you through a process of genetic and health history exploration until the true cause of your condition is found and each of the contributing symptoms is systematically treated.
Your consultation is an essential opportunity to explore your medical history and create a truly comprehensive profile of your overall health. We will discuss topics and conduct tests based on diagnosed health symptoms and hereditary conditions. The information obtained during the consultation can shed light on the following issues:
- Food allergies
- Metabolic testing
- Hormone testing (Dutch test)
- Stool testing
Where Traditional Medicine Gets it Wrong
Traditional medicine follows the ‘disease-centered’ approach, where a patient suffering from condition X gets medical treatment Y. This method of treatment assumes that everyone reacts to treatment, in the same way, it also assumes that the source of your condition is the same as someone else. All too often, these focused treatments have potentially serious side effects that can be detrimental to your health in the long run.
The reason that this line of thought can be dangerous, is because it narrows the scope of your condition and limits your treatment options. It doesn’t explore the possibility of additional underlying or contributing factors that may be the real source of your condition. That is why the holistic approach, where your overall bodily health is considered, can be very effective for relieving symptoms but also correcting the source of the problem.
Ready for a Clinical Nutrition Consultation?
If you are experiencing symptoms or would like to take preventative measures and are looking for a holistic approach to better health, functional medicine could be right for you! Reach out to the specialists at Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center for a one on one consultation today! Call our offices or book an appointment online!