What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.

It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the patient by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach—meaning the practitioner looks at the patient as a whole (incorporating lifestyle, symptoms, diet, and more to reverse clinical imbalances and improve the patient's overall health). 

How does functional medicine work?

Our practitioners work with you one-on-one to create a diet that will benefit your body's overall health. The goal is to get you to your optimal health to reverse digestive issues, and help you achieve long-term cleansing and detoxification. Dietary and specific nutrients are prescribed on an individual basis.

If you suffer from heartburn, indigestion, bloating, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, colitis, and/or frequent belching, consider these to be signs that your body is unwell and would benefit from functional medicine. 

Health testing may be required to get a clearer vision of obstacles that stand in your way to health. Common tests include:

  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Food intolerances
  • Intestina permeability
  • Comprehensive stool analysis
  • Candida profiltes
  • Parasites profiles
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Inflammatory gut profiles
  • Hormonal and other profiles
  • Genomic testing, and more

Please note: Testing is undertaken if needed, but is not always necessary. Testing costs may considerably vary, so please contact us for more info.



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— Cat

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"It was so bad that my gastroenterologist stated there wasn’t anything left for him to do. I was going to be referred to another doctor! So then I called Maria and what a difference she made. I truly believe she saved my life.  I was able to start eating normal foods again almost right away."

— Lisa

I had very bad sinus infections.

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