Functional Medicine Taking a Patient-Centered Approach
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Welcome to the revolution: functional medicine by R•MEDYMD. At our private and confidential clinic, we treat chronic disease and disease-prevention differently. In place of a disease-centered treatment concept, we seek to understand your body as a whole to reduce and prevent symptoms by assessing your specific genome, diet, lifestyle, environment.
Elements of Functional Medicine
Functional medicine is founded on six interwoven principles: nutritional & microbiome imbalance, immune and inflammatory imbalances, digestive & barrier dysfunction, impaired biotransformation & detoxification, oxidative stress & mitochondriopathy as well as neuro-hormonal imbalances.
Preventative medicine is not only the early detection of disease, but identifying and correcting biochemical parameters that may be indicative of a loss in homeostasis or a precursor of disease.
Goals of Functional Medicine
By treating you with functional medicine, our team focuses on enhancing organ function in an attempt to reduce chronic and degenerative disease with the ultimate goal of avoiding premature aging and increasing healthy lifespan.
The stronger the genetic component of the disease, the more your environment, diet, and lifestyle need to be examined to modify the expression of your genetic material. Together, we can attempt to modify gene potential by managing your diet, lifestyle, and nutrient intake.
Cancer risk reduction
The causes of cancer are complex, involving a combination of genetic factors, environmental issues and lifestyle choices. Our team mitigates these issues at the root so you can live your best life and potentially reduce your chances of developing cancer.
Neurological degenerations like dementia don’t happen suddenly—they have antecedents—and are often affected by physiological abnormalities. By removing toxins and ingesting the right nutrients, you can try to reduce your body’s inflammation to enjoy neurocognitive health.
As we age, we become susceptible to cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia and even sexual dysfunction. By improving your metabolism, oxidative mechanisms, blood fat circulation and hormone balance, you can improve the health and performance of your heart.
The liver is an incredible and vital organ, responsible for removing 75% of the toxins absorbed into the body. With over 90,000 kinds of chemicals in the world and counting, the liver has a tough job. Together, we can work to improve your health by reducing the toxic burden on your liver and optimizing it's metabolic performance.
Anxiety and chronic stress are today’s most predominant health issues, contributing to weakened immune systems, chronic adrenal fatigue and accelerated aging. By regulating the psycho-neuro-endocrine-immune (PNEI) linkages, we can work on reducing your risk of developing major diseases down the road.
By improving our ability to digest food, increasing our defenses against toxins and germs, and optimizing the internal ecology of the intestine along with its close relationship to the heart and brain, one can attempt to rebuild a better functioning digestive and immune system.