Functional Medicine for chronic diseases is a shift from traditional symptom-centered medical treatments to a focus on the patient and underlying medical problems. Traditional medicine is often focused on treating symptoms with prescription medications or invasive surgery. This approach is effective when treating acute medical problems such as a broken bone or infections, but in treatment for chronic disease it lacks focus on actually treating the root problem that is causing the disease. Instead of receiving standardized treatments that reduce pain or medicate symptoms, individuals can receive specific treatments that match their specific problems and that address the underlying causes.
Watch this short video to see some of the problems with our current healthcare system.
Unlike Traditional Medicine, Functional Medicine looks to treat the root problem of the patient, rather than temporarily covering the symptoms with prescription medications. This is done by analyzing a person’s lifestyle, food and beverage intake, genetic makeup, and any food or environmental allergens. Many medical problems can be improved and treated by identifying and replacing unhealthy activities with healthy ones and limiting the amount of toxins ingested through food and beverages.
Functional Medicine can address and treat:
- Thyroid Disease
- Excess Belly Fat
- Heart Disease
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Migraine Headaches
Doctor Biondillo will run a battery of tests on a patient including blood tests, genetic history, diet analysis, physical fitness, and any food allergies or sensitivities. Based of the results of the tests, he will customize a specific health plan for the patient. This plan utilizes detoxification processes, a diet free of allergens and toxins, use of botanical medicines and supplements instead of prescription medications, stress-management techniques, and an exercise plan. By identifying the things that are causing unhealthy responses in the patient and replacing them with healthy substitutes, the body is able to run more efficiently and can heal itself naturally.
Check out our testimonials page to see some of our patients that were able to reclaim life!
If you or someone you know is interested in functional medicine call us today, or come to one of Dr. Biondillo’s health seminars. Upcoming seminars can be found here.