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Functional Medicine

The science based, science focused approach

IT AIMS TO RESTORE OPTIMAL HEALTH BY IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING THE ROOT CASES OF ILLNESS, RATHER THAN FOCUS ON SYMPTOMS

The focus of Functional Medicine includes:

  • The underlying factors of disease

  • Prevention

  • Individual optimal health

The approach is holistic, recognising the dynamic balance between the

interconnected bodily systems, and the biochemical individuality of each person. 

One condition ... Many causes
One cause ... Many conditions

A disease may have multiple causes.

Depression, for example, may have many causes, inflammation being one.

Inflammation can be triggered by factors

such as hypothyroidism or deficiency of omega-3 or vitamin D.

Meanwhile, one cause may trigger many conditions.

Inflammation may lead to various diseases, one of which is depression.

How these factors will affect an individual depends on

genetics, environment, health history, diet and lifestyle

 

By targeting the underlying causes, a nutritional intervention

aims to achieve more than just suppressing symptoms.  

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