Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis. However, the system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, and the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care (such as a heart attack or a broken leg). Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments (drugs or surgery) that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom, not the root cause.
In most cases, the model does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual and does not allow time for exploring the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society; critical environmental factors such as stress, diet, and exposure to toxins. The truth is, most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease, nor to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients. Functional Medicine takes a different approach, with methodology and tools that are specifically designed to prevent and treat chronic diseases, by diagnosing the root cause(s).
Dr. Michele Quam is a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Chiropractor who developed a science-based approach to nutritional healthcare. Many problems show up in the blood long before you actually "feel" symptoms. Did you know you can have only 20% liver or kidney function left and still have virtually no symptoms? How do you know if you're truly healthy? Certain tests, when read properly, will indicate whether or not you are progressing toward a serious illness, such as cancer, liver, heart or many other diseases.
A complete Nutritional Blood Analysis will determine:
Starting with a consultation, Dr. Quam will determine the testing that should be done. Using blood work and other diagnostic tools, an in-depth analysis of your body function will be performed. The testing will show where the problem areas are occurring or just developing. Your detailed report will explain your test findings, as well as the nutrient and dietary recommendations based upon your test results.
How do we know our recommendations will work for you? What makes us different from other nutritionists?
We TEST and then retest to determine your progress.
There is no guess work...it is all in the testing.
Optimal Health is a state of optimal physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just the absence of disease and infirmity.
Have you ever been told that you are “fine” but still feel bad? Or maybe you really do feel that you are in perfect health.
How do you know if you’re truly healthy?
Certain tests, when read properly, will indicate whether or not you are progressing toward a serious illness, such as cancer, liver, heart or many other diseases.
Wouldn’t it be better to stop these problems before they progressed into something serious? Wouldn’t it be great to get back to the state of health you were in before you became ill?
Our natural health solutions are based on scientific and objective testing including blood, urine, saliva, and hair. The Functional Medicine report provides individual, drug-free recommendations to promote optimum health based on imbalances and dysfunction identified from a comprehensive history and exam combined with your test results.
Functional Medicine incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease. It enables physicians and other health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized medicine and empowers patients to take an active role in their own health.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a client-centered approach, Functional Medicine targets the actual source of the problem, instead of an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional Medicine sees you, the patient, as a whole person, with a unique history, a unique set of circumstances, and a unique set of genes that interact to create your health, or the experience of disease. Yes, genes…
Did you know that your genes may make you susceptible to certain conditions? As a result, the decisions you make about food, exercise, and work can cause or worsen symptoms.
With Functional Medicine, physicians look at the whole picture to devise a plan with tailored interventions that restore physiological, psychological and structural balance:
What is Functional Medicine?
When someone becomes sick, they rarely do so in a way that completely matches the textbooks. That’s why, rather than trying to find the proper label for a specific health condition and isolating a specific part of your body, Functional Medicine identifies what can often be a complex mix of causes.
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