Looking for the antecedents, the triggers, the underlying causes for health problems is the backbone of functional health. Approaching these conditions, with all of their pinpoint, specific symptoms, as a larger entity. Solving not just the symptoms, but the very root of the problems. Diseases and ailments such as diabetes and arthritis have causes that can be treated and through that treatment the symptoms addressed. The Broken Brain docuseries from Dr. Mark Hyman is one of the newest, best tools to do just that.
A keystone to the school of thought of functional medicine is the mind-body connection, it’s where we took our name from. Approaching the body as an entire entity of linked subsystems that make up the healthy (or unhealthy) whole system, is not the traditional way of medicine but we feel it is the only way to see real improvement. Doctors often focus on individual systems, whether because of specialties or because of ignorance, many doctors stick to a routine of identify, diagnose, prescribe. That prescription rarely targets the root problem.