Functional Medicine looks at the root cause of a chronic disease as opposed to only treating the symptoms someone is experiencing. It also recognizes that the patient's chosen environment may be a central piece to the puzzle in figuring out why they are struggling with their health. That environment can include their nutrition, exercise, stress, relaxation, and exposure to toxins.
Functional medicine is very personalized and you are involved in each step toward your recovery. Those who have participated in functional medicine, believe that many chronic diseases are preventable and even reversible. To do that one should adhere to their individualized plan addressing points such as diet, stress, exercise, genetics, and psychospiritual needs with their functional medicine team.
You may be asking yourself, can functional medicine help me?
Functional Medicine is the practice of patient-centered wellness, not disease-centered care. It is founded on a functional understanding of the way physical systems both impact and are impacted by your lifestyle.
Dr Edward Pearson will use diagnostic testing and in-depth biochemical analysis to help pinpoint where to focus. Then he will make both medical and lifestyle recommendations designed to address the root causes of disease. But more than that, your Functional Medicine provider, Dr Edward Pearson, will address you as a whole person — not just an isolated set of symptoms. He will take time to look at your history and the interactions between your genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors that can all influence your long-term health and wellness.
New Medicine practices a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means as we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole. Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy.
As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Your personalized program will radically improve your health and happiness. Together, we will explore concerns specific to you and your body and the tools you need for a lifetime of balance.