Chronic Illness

Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases. These diseases are related to:

  • Ongoing increase in environmental toxins
  • Genetic modification of foods
  • Nutrient-poor diets
  • Both parents working longer hours
  • Financial stress with cost of homes, medicine, education rising

The system of medicine practiced by most physicians today is oriented toward reducing symptoms with prescription drugs. This type of medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for prevention of complex, chronic illness.

Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of chronic disease. The approach of Functional Medicine is:

  • Find the root causes of diseases
  • Work with patients to achieve lifestyle changes that prevent and help heal chronic illnesses

Some examples of chronic conditions we treat:
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO)
    • Chronic constipation/diarrhea
    • Food sensitivities
    • Acid reflux (GERD)
  • Autoimmune conditions
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
    • Other autoimmune conditions
  • Hormonal imbalances
    • Thyroid
    • Adrenal
    • Men and women’s hormonal imbalances
  • Neurological/mental conditions
    • Anxiety/panic attacks
    • Depression
    • ADHD (children and adults)
    • Traumatic brain injury
  • Lifestyle issues
    • Sleep
    • Excess stress
    • Nutritional
    • Movement/exercise
  • Cardiovascular/Metabolic
    • Hypertension
    • Cholesterol and lipid imbalances
    • Obesity/Insulin resistance