Functional Medicine address the underlying causes of disease by shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach. Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. The focus is on optimal functioning of the body and its organs so that the body is able to heal itself.
Society has been experiencing a dramatic rise in the amount of people suffering from complex, chronic diseases such as ADD, ADHD, autism, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune disorders and mental illness.
At Dimensional Health we incorporate functional medicine to identify your weaknesses or tendency to a particular disease before it occurs. We accomplish this by taking a thorough history and looking at various labs including genetic variants. We then incorporate state of the art treatment modalities, recommend lifestyle modifications, and supplement with high quality nutrients.
A talk by Mark Hyman at the TEDMED 2012 conference.