Understanding Functional Medicine for the Lay Person
Functional medicine in its simplest form , is the ability of a practitioner to assess all the factors affecting a patient, that has lead to their current situation, and from there create a game plan to neutralize, enhance or eliminate body processes as needed.
This approach is multidisciplinary in that it addresses all aspects of life, from sleep, exercise and diet, to supplementation, stress reduction and detoxification.
Each patient gets a personalized program to meet their specific need. As the world of genetics becomes more readily available, the level of personalization increases.