How is Functional Nutrition Different from Conventional Medicine?
I practice a new model of wellness, sometimes referred to as “functional” nutrition. Functional nutrition is neither conventional nor an alternative medicine. It’s a combination of the best of both and it represents the future of health care.
- Functional nutrition is a tailored approach to supporting optimal health. Instead of addressing a disease, I address a person. Everyone is unique. Each person has a different background, lifestyle and body chemistry. I take the time to find out what’s best for you.
- Conventional Medicine focuses on a singular part of the body. Instead of devoting time to investigating how the parts interact, conventional doctors tend to use a trial and error approach. They believe if a solution worked for other people, it may work for you.
- Addresses symptoms by focusing on your unique underlying issues.
- Envisions the body as an interconnected whole.
- Solutions have mild or no side effects.
- Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play active role in healing process.
- Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines.
- Guided by the ancient Chinese saying, “The superb physician treats disease before it occurs.”
- Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals. Not affected by corporate and political interests.