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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Functional Medicine?

The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.


What is Functional Medicine Coaching?

Using the principles of Functional Medicine, this type of coaching works as your ally and support. The coach will work with the you using positive psychology techniques and help walk you through the self-discovery process which empowers you to reach your health goals.  They may educate and provide resources that help bridge that gap of what “they know they need to do” and actually doing it by making those lifestyle changes that create new healthy habits.  They may also help educate the client to understand and implement their practitioner’s plan of care.  

  • Guide clients through food plans, dietary changes, and movement regimens

  • Motivate

  • Hold accountability

  • Empower- by putting the client in charge of their goals, the pace and ultimately the results.

World Health Organization

According the World Health Organization 45% of the U.S. population has one or more chronic diseases.  Many of these can be reversed, managed or significantly improved through dietary and lifestyle changes.  Yet change is hard and it can be overwhelming on where to start.  

86% of healthcare costs are from lifestyle driven chronic diseases according to the CDC.


Does any of this sound familiar?

  • I just can’t seem to get my energy levels up! Or keep them up throughout the day.

  • I’m not able to lose the weight or sudden unexplained weight gain.

  • Not sleeping through the night or not getting enough.

  • Feeling overwhelmed with all the health- related information offered out there?

  • Overwhelmed with a diagnosis and don’t know where to begin to manage life with it?   Diabetes? Hashimotos? PCOS? PMDD, perimenopause, menopause)

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