How Does Functional Medicine Work?
We begin by getting a thorough history of your past and present health information and lab work. In Functional Medicine, Dr. Sherrell acts as a “medical detective”, piecing together all of your medical information, health assessments, history and lab findings to provide a clear picture of the disease mechanism. By identifying the main culprits (i.e. bacteria, parasites, food allergies, stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, etc.) we are able to treat the root cause of your condition, providing you with the most optimal results. Conventional medicine skips this step and jumps right into the treatment, often missing the valuable information that provides answers to your health problems.
What Are The Concepts of Functional Medicine?
Chronic disease is always preceded by a lengthy period of physiological or biochemical dysfunction. Addressing underlying dysfunction is necessary to restore or improve health. (Finding the root cause.) Approach to health combines effective nutritional supplement protocols with dietary, lifestyle, exercise and stress management therapies that are uniquely tailored to fit the needs of each patient.