Dr. Trudy Moon Eisel
IFM Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Essentially, Functional Medicine physicians partner with their patients to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health by evaluating their genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and predisposition towards disease.
As a general population, there is a steep increasing trend of chronic life altering disease. The current healthcare strategy is to treat the issue directly reactively.
Alternatively, Functional Medicine offers a patient centered approach to healthcare that focuses on the origins, prevention, and treatment of disease for the whole patient and not just an affected area.
Functional Treatments may include laboratory testing, prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress-management techniques.