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Why Functional Medicine?

“Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual”.

~ The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM)

6 in 10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease


Millions of people in the United States suffer from chronic illnesses including heart disease, stroke, cancer, autoimmune disease and diabetes. In the standard allopathic teaching, physicians and other health care providers are trained to identify and treat the symptoms of such illness. In the functional medicine teaching, we recognize that people do not exist as a collection of isolated organ systems, rather it is through understanding the whole-body that we can come to find and combat the root cause of illness together. Furthermore, functional medicine recognizes the best treatment is prevention. 





​(1) National center for chronic disease prevention and health promotion. (2021, January 19). Retrieved March 16, 2021, from



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