Maybe you’re experiencing joint pain or having difficulty remembering things, so you do what most people would do – visit your doctor. Your doctor asks you some questions and performs some exams. Then, they diagnose you and prescribe medication.
The medication helps. You don’t feel 100 percent like yourself, but your symptoms have improved, and you’re managing. But stop taking your medicine, and your discomfort and confusion will come back.
Maybe you’ve experienced something similar. Most people have. It’s conventional medicine at work. Your doctor doesn’t identify the root cause of your condition, and you, the patient, are defined by your symptoms, not by what makes you, you.
The thing is, your environment, your lifestyle, and your biology are unique. Functional medicine doctors like me see your individual quirks, your one-of-a-kind characteristics. I take a patient-centered approach to healthcare to deliver tailored, holistic treatment pathways that help you achieve a state of well-being – whatever that means to you.
What is functional medicine? How is it different from conventional medicine?
Functional medicine is a patient-centered, science-backed, individualized approach to healthcare. It empowers patients by providing hope, concrete answers, and a clear, personalized roadmap forward.
Optimal health looks different for everyone. So, my team and I seek to understand the distinct biochemical, lifestyle, and genetic factors that influence your condition so we can build a multi-faceted treatment plan that delivers real results.
Half of US adults have at least one chronic health condition. Twenty-five percent have two or more. Functional medicine is a radically different healthcare approach that can restore vitality and redefine the trajectory of your health.
My approach to individualized healthcare
At my clinic, we take patients through a neurological treatment program founded on the principles of functional medicine. It’s called Brain Tune Up!, and it has achieved results unmatched by billion-dollar drug companies.
How? It’s simple.
Medications treat symptoms, but the disease is still there, and it wreaks havoc on your brain and body. My team and I identify the unique root causes of your illness and develop a customized plan that guides you toward the life you want. After my six-to-12-month program, you’ll have the tools you need to live healthfully for life.
Here are four key elements that give my individualized approach to healthcare its power:
Set your goals
You can’t create a strategy for success and long-term resilience if you don’t know where you want to go. Your optimal health outcome is 100 percent unique to you, founded on your values, lifestyle, and well-being.
I start with a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, your health history, and a neurological examination. About one in five patients I see have been incorrectly diagnosed. Using precision medicine laboratory testing – which might include an MRI, biomarker identification, Positron Emission Tomography, and more – I pinpoint the true nature of your illness.
Enhance your neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity – also known as brain plasticity – refers to your brain’s ability to adapt. Your brain is malleable, which means it can change and evolve. I use leading-edge technology to super-charge your brain’s restorative power.
Identify the root cause
The root cause of your condition is likely an imbalance. Through extensive laboratory testing, I explore potential root causes. This process involves examining nutrient markers, hormones, inflammatory messengers, antioxidants, and toxin exposure.
Restoring your health
Here are some of the key areas of health restoration we tackle together:
- Minimize stress
- Restore your gut
- Treat infections
- Tame toxins
- Balance hormones
- Mend your mitochondria, which are the energy producers in your cells
Case study: Dawn’s experience with functional medicine
After several years of reading and hearing about functional medicine, Dawn decided to take the next step. Two of her family members had died of ALS, so her potential risk was nagging her in the back of her mind.
Although Dawn wanted to investigate how a functional medicine approach to ALS could protect her health, she was also interested in overall well-being.
“I wasn’t in bad shape, but I wasn’t thriving. And that’s what I want,” said Dawn. “I believe that through the right lifestyle and diet and nutrition, [through] taking care of myself, I can not have diseases that I see a lot of my family and friends having.”
Dawn met with my team and I, including our dietician, health- and neuro-fitness coaches.
“Coming here confirmed to me that I can thrive into my next years,” she said. “This brought it all together and made me feel I was getting help specifically for myself, for me, my blood work, my history. [I wasn’t] just reading books.”
Dawn has embraced the information she’s been given and now feels optimistic about her next stage of life.
“I always just feel light and good all the time. I feel good about my health for the future, which was a huge concern for me.”
Find out how functional medicine can transform your life
If you are sick of relying on medication, frustrated with your doctor’s conventional approach to treatment, and ready to work for a life you love living, it’s time to investigate functional medicine further.
I work with patients living with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological illnesses and chronic conditions. Our results have been astounding. For example, my team and I contributed to the largest case series ever published of Reversal of Cognitive Decline.
We have empowered hundreds of patients to reclaim control of their health with personalized care. You can read detailed rundowns of real patients’ results here to see the life-changing effect of my Brain Tune Up! protocol.
Schedule your initial consultation today
Ready to make a change? Ready to take action? Kick-start your journey to health, wellness, and vitality today. Contact our friendly team to schedule your initial consultation. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions and provide further information.