Five Reasons You’ll Love Functional Medicine

Are you tired of taking pills, shots, and following restrictive diets to treat your health problems? Are you frustrated that conventional medicine doesn’t address the underlying causes of your medical issues, but simply tries to treat your symptoms? If so, functional medicine may be just what you’re looking for. Functional medicine treats the whole person—not just symptoms—to promote optimal health and prevent illness. By addressing root causes rather than simply treating the symptoms, functional medicine helps you heal naturally from chronic diseases and illnesses such as cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, digestive disorders, and others.

Personalized care

Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicine is a doctor-patient team. A holistic and personalized approach is taken to diagnose and treat chronic conditions. Patients are given the opportunity to receive individualized care that takes into account their body’s individuality, genetics, environment and lifestyle. Working together with their doctor, patients will be empowered to take charge of their health for the long term by making positive changes in their lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise routines.

Reduce pain naturally

People with chronic pain sometimes experience symptom relief and healing by focusing on what their body needs to heal and regain its balance rather than trying to medicate the symptoms away. There are some natural ways to reduce chronic pain, such as treating it holistically with supplements like turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon.

Improvements in overall health

Broader testing equals better starting information. Being limited to traditional, routine tests can limit the information that can help find the cause of health issues. The functional medicine approach provides a more comprehensive and detailed look at various systems in the body.
Functional medicine allows you to work with a doctor who will listen to your story and will be able to provide insight on how to improve your overall health.
A different perspective is always helpful in order to identify new ways of thinking about an issue or problem and this is what functional medicine offers-a fresh way of looking at existing conditions and habits in life that may be affecting our health.

Less medication

Many functional medicine patients find themselves taking fews OTC and persciption medicines over time. In fact, some even go off of their medications completely! Functional medicine looks at the root cause of your symptoms and tackles them from a holistic perspective. Chronic conditions like IBS or arthritis are often cleared up in just a few weeks or months with an approach that works with your body rather than against it.

Lower costs

Managing chronic health conditions in the USA carry the greatest costs. Take heart disease, for example: it’s a common disease and it is estimated that 90% of people who have this condition are asymptomatic and don’t know they have it. These are also the people who will eventually become symptomatic and need medical care at a much higher cost than if they had just been diagnosed earlier. Studies show functional medicine provides more affordable long-term treatment for many types of diseases. If you’re considering going to a functional medicine practitioner or you’re already seeing one, take note of these five benefits to see why you should make the switch!

Your Wellness Partner

If you want to get healthy, come see Dr. Nardi. He will listen to your health concerns, and work with you to help you achieve your health goals. His Functional Medicine approach includes nutrition counseling, and natural supplements when appropriate.