The Elimination Diet is the gold standard of Functional Medicine and frequently helps to uncover food(s) that may be causing digestive issues, chronic pain, fatigue, sinus congestion, and a general unwell feeling. Food sensitivities are often overlooked as the cause of chronic disease, typically because a food reaction can take hours or days to show up. When following the food plan, most patients have some improvement in their symptoms even before their first visit.
Consistent activity helps increase longevity and improves quality of life, mental health, physical health, and self-image. Additionally, daily movement reduces the risk of many health conditions and symptoms.
Sleep is one of the most important components of overall health. Sleep allows the body to repair and heal, without interruptions of common everyday occurrences. Adequate rest can also aid against excessive weight gain, heart disease, and cut the duration of illness.
Having a support system is crucial to a healthy life. Good relationships help people live longer, deal with stress better, engage in healthier habits and have stronger immune systems. The quality of our relationships affects our mental, emotional, and physical health.
Stress is unavoidable, yet manageable. Improving the ability to deal with stress will strengthen energy reserves, improve overall health, and aid in healthy aging.