20th Century medicine has greatly improved our quality of life. We have come to rely on pharmaceuticals to overcome infections and support deficiencies in our bodies. In medicine, we have learned to manage and even cure some diseases. But, despite our best efforts - cutting, poisoning, and burning disease is not enough… chronic disease is on the rise and getting worse!
What if we could avoid disease in the first place?
Welcome to Functional Medicine. This new modern approach to medicine is based on advanced science including the newest findings in genetics, aging and the mechanisms that cause adverse molecular changes in our bodies. Chronic diseases develop over time. Unlike traditional medicine where therapy begins when the symptoms of a disease show up, functional medicine seeks to find the root cause of disease before symptoms appear. And there's much more! When chronic disease is already present, treating the root cause provides the hope of mitigating disease where traditional care has failed. In some cases, it may even be possible to "unwind" a disease back to a healthy state.
Functional Medicine considers the whole person. Health is expressed by the proper function of complex interdependent systems. Our bodies are designed to be healthy, and from health comes all the best things of life.
Direct Care Membership starts the journey. With your physician as your guide, discover the optimal expression of your health… giving you a longer time to enjoy your life!