What Is Functional Medicine? And Why Has It Become Less Functional?

Functional Medicine? And Why Has It Become Less Functional?

A functional medicine approach focuses on identifying and addressing the underlying causes of disease using physiology and biology. A diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to several different diagnoses, including depression.

The manifestation of each cause depends on your genetics, environment, and lifestyle. Functional medicine aims to find the treatment that addresses the right cause so you can have lasting health beyond symptom suppression. Functional medicine at its core is the best way to find answers and lasting solutions that result in optimal health!

There is however a HUGE problem with functional medicine today. Many people, and maybe even you, who are seeking a functional medicine approach have already been through multiple practitioners – conventional and alternative and have been left more confused, overwhelmed, symptomatic, and financially stressed! Left with a large stack of previous lab results and a supplement graveyard in the cupboard.

“It is more important to find out what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” -Hippocrates

Endlessly chasing root causes can leave a person feeling riddled with “diagnoses” that become a part of their identity. Causing them to live in a state of fear or unhealthy compulsions/obsessions around lifestyle choices.

Functional medicine isn’t FUNCTIONAL if no one can access it, afford it, or implement it without being completely overwhelmed.

It is getting increasingly more difficult to find a practitioner that can help solve your concerns. The holistic health and wellness industry has slipped into one size fits all solutions – trendy diets, supplement protocols, group programming, and AI. The alternative health industry is becoming the EXACT thing we left conventional medicine for.

This is why we created The SHE Membership. We want to deliver a functional medicine approach that cuts through all the BS and provides you with not only individual, physiologically appropriate solutions, but allows for building a long-term relationship where you can depend on a trusted practitioner to guide, support, push, and teach you with an understanding of what your body needs WITHOUT the financial burden.

If you are ready for a truly functional approach, we would love to set up a free discovery call to discuss if we are the right fit for you!

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