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Functional Medicine, rather than targeting individual symptoms, focuses on the optimal functioning of the entire body and its organs, and makes connections between the body systems ignored by allopathic medicine, since there is no profit or financial incentive to improve body functioning.

FM addresses the underlying root causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach in while understanding the conditions and history in which the discomfort manifested.

Genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors all have a direct influence of long-term health and chronic health issues and we address these along with  biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness.

Traditional medicine gives a pill or surgery for a chronic condition in cookbook type format with not much customization which in most cases doesn’t improve the quality of life unless it was an anatomical issue.

Functional medicine would improve function so the patient is less likely to need medication or surgery, in some cases avoiding it, in other cases a lesser dose or surgery would be required.

Functional medicine may prevent or reduce the risk of certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, weight gain (obesity), that have a strong lifestyle component because individual nutrition, sleep, stress management, and supplements are customized and play a large role in these inflammatory conditions.

Examples below are based on actual cases – ALL of them had “normal blood work,” and some had “normal 1 day limited stool”  according to their primary, family physicians – who couldn’t offer anything to improve their quality of life.

Example 1: Patient has life-long constipation with no improvement with over the counter drugs. Using targeted labs, supplements, lifestyle changes (dietary, stress, and sleep changes) supported by Beyond Wellness the patient has first normal bowel movement in over 20 years!

Example 2: Patient has life-long acid-reflux. Using supplements, lifestyle changes (dietary, stress, and sleep changes, etc.) The patient can eliminate acid-reflux drug (under supervision of their prescribing practitioner). Additionally their skin improves (acne declines) and their mood and energy improves.

Example 3: Patient has long history of gas, bloating, incomplete bowel evacuation, sometimes alternating constipation and/or diarrhea leading to fatigue and brain fog (mental sluggishness). Using the latest labs including SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), supplements, and lifestyle changes – the root issues are addressed so the patient can lead a more productive and less embarrassing life.

Example 4: Patient takes drug for bloody diarrhea for months that their pediatrician cannot identify the cause but still no improvement with the drug. Beyond Wellness changes diet and add supplements and diarrhea mysteriously disappears.

Example 5: Patient with irregular painful menstrual cycles, chronic fatigue, chronic pain (like fibromylagia), and anxiety. Beyond Wellness supports detox and hormones using targeted supplementation, dietary changes, stress management, sleep management,  after testing hormones, detox markers, digestion, and infections. Patient can resume a normal life instead of lying in bed anxious and feeling down.

Example 6: Patient in chronic arthritis pain offered surgery and/or medication with side effects like ulcers. Patient goes on strict gluten-free casein-free diet and supplements and no longer has to have surgery and can lead a normal life without retiring from job.

Example 7: Patient plateaued on weight loss – stuck for 5 years even on various diets.  Beyond Wellness tests for SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), heavy metals, and other environmental toxins and biotoxins. Weight loss, brain fog, memory improvement and fatigue improve when these are addressed in FM (in this case the patient had all 3) but ignored, not recognized, and not addressed by traditional medicine.

Example 8: Patient has lifelong fatigue, anxiety, and chemical sensitivity. Beyond Wellness tests genes, methylation, and other detox indicators. Once detoxing and methylating properly along with proper nutrition and supplementation -patient can hold a full-time job, prior to working with Beyond Wellness could only work 1-2 days a week.

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