Functional Medicine is about determining HOW and WHY an illness occurs, and then restoring health by addressing the root cause for the individual.
My Nutritional Therapy practice is entirely based around the Functional Medicine school of thought. It’s a individualised and client centred approach, which utilises science and research to help find the root cause of a disease. I then use nutrition and lifestyle to help optimise wellness based on the information gathered.
This approach requires a detailed understanding of my clients’ health in aspects such as biochemistry, genetic factors, family history, diet, lifestyle, historical health problems. I may also utilise certain laboratory tests to help uncover more invaluable information, which may not be available through public and primary healthcare services.