What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a systems biology approach that focuses on treating chronic diseases by identifying and addressing the underlying causes of disease, instead of treating symptoms. Functional Medicine clinicians believe that chronic diseases can be prevented and many symptoms even reversed if an individualized approach is implemented, addressing root causes, genetics, food choices, environmental exposures, stress, exercise and psycho-spiritual needs (mind, body & spirit). The guiding premise is that if we can change our lifestyle choices, our environment our behavior & belief patterns, then we can change the expression of our genes and therefore our health.
Have you become disheartened, overwhelmed and even confused by the conflicting information out there and don't know where to begin? Are you struggling with unexplained fatigue, brain fog or joint pain and other strange symptoms that seem to come and go but know it is not all 'in your head'? Are you living with a chronic disease such as obesity or an autoimmune condition (Psoriasis, Sjorgren’s, MS, Celiacs, Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid arthritis, Diabetes, etc)? Do you need help with managing stress levels? Are you supported in your home life and work life?
Imbalance often happens due to our lifestyle choices that we can control. Over time our poor lifestyle choices can lead to ill health – because diseases result from an imbalance in interactions between our lifestyle behaviors, food choices and environment that ultimately alters genetic expression. I am here to help you as your personal lifestyle coach with a little guidance, education and empowerment.
Is Lifestyle Coaching for you?