Functional Medicine Consultation
How Functional Medicine can change your life! Be energetic again!
- 1 hr1 hour
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- Online OR 115 1/4 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, St. Andrew, Jamaica W.I.
Patients with chronic diseases such as Autoimmune disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Cancers, Hypertension to name a few, often need a deeper look. Pharmaceutical agents have helped many patients over the years, but sometimes the side effects are not well tolerated, may cause other problems, or may be frustrating to adhere to. Functional medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many which contributes to an individual’s illness. Using this approach, a functional medicine doctor will be able to show that a particular diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by multiple factors, including inflammation. Furthermore, a cause such as inflammation may lead to several different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, lifestyle and environment, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression. We believe strongly in food as medicine, and we know the pain of having a pill for an ill. Patients may be diagnosed with multiple diseases, for which they may be prescribed multiple medicines, when a different lifestyle approach may treat them all. When we recommend supplements, they are usually for a time to support you until you have the diet on track. Our supplements are from verified sources with extensive third party testing, so what is written on the container is really what you are getting! You will have measurable results.