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Functional Medicine : Why You Need Functional Medicine Doctors

Functional Medicine Doctors are fast becoming the go-to practitioners for those seeking a more proactive and preventative approach to healthcare. And it’s no wonder why. In a world where we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, functional medicine offers a beacon of hope—a chance to address the root cause of our ailments and achieve true healing.

We live in a quick-fix culture, where popping a pill to alleviate symptoms often takes precedence over addressing the underlying issues at hand. But how much longer can we sustain this cycle of suffering before we’re willing to make the necessary lifestyle changes that truly honour our well-being?

Enter functional medicine—a revolutionary approach to healthcare that is transforming the way we view and manage our well-being. Unlike conventional medicine, which often focuses solely on treating symptoms, functional medicine takes a holistic approach to health and wellness. It’s about empowering individuals to take control of their health by identifying and addressing the underlying factors contributing to their ailments.

The Institute of Functional Medicine describes this approach as:

“an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness.” It’s about understanding each patient’s unique genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leveraging that data to develop personalised treatment plans that lead to improved outcomes.”

But what truly sets functional medicine apart is its personalised approach to treatment. By analysing each patient’s unique genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors, functional medicine practitioners are able to develop tailored treatment plans that address the individual’s specific needs and goals. This means no more one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare—instead, patients receive personalised care that is tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

For business leaders, this personalised approach to healthcare offers a game-changing opportunity to optimise their energy and how they show up at work and in their personal lives. Imagine having more focus, more clarity, more presence for your relationships.  By investing in your health and well-being through an upgrade from GP to health investigator as seen in functional medicine, business leaders can enhance their resilience, productivity, and overall success in both their professional and personal lives.

However, it’s important to approach functional medicine with caution. While functional medicine offers incredible potential for healing, it’s essential to avoid getting overwhelmed by excess testing that can sometimes be recommended by practitioners at a large expense to the patient. Instead, I’ve  focused on working with clients to get the basic tests required for your symptoms, such as nutrient deficiencies and thyroid function, and integrate lifestyle changes accordingly. I ensure open communication with the functional medicine doctor to then see what is required next after integration. Only delve deeper into more extensive testing, such as hormone and gut analysis, if necessary.

As a trusted advisor and energy optimisation coach, I work closely with my clients to implement the necessary lifestyle changes required to support their journey to optimal health. From guiding them through the initial testing process to helping them integrate lifestyle changes, I’m here every step of the way to ensure their success.

So, if you’re ready to take your health to the next level and unlock your full potential as a business leader, consider upgrading from a standard GP approach to a functional medicine doctor. By creating a habit of assessment and connecting the dots in a more preventative manner, you can truly transform your health and well-being for the better.

Contact me today to learn more about how to implement the lifestyle habits required for functional medicine reporting and embark on your journey to optimal health.

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