Functional MedicineHealth Done Differently
When was the LAST time you felt well?
A month ago? Years ago? How many doctors have you seen just to be told that nothing is wrong? Or that you have thyroid issues, chronic fatigue, or irritable bowel syndrome? That’s were Bankable Health and Wellness comes in. We are a Functional Medicine practice that provides a systems based, personalized approach to determining the underlying cause of illness. We examine the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long term health and chronic disease. We then go further and provide therapeutic solutions aimed at restoring balance to the body through nutrition and lifestyle changes.
What’s the Difference between Functional Medicine and Conventional Medicine?
Functional medicine uses a different approach to health. We dig deeper and go upstream to look at all aspects of a patient’s life to determine WHY disease is present. We try to determine the ROOT CAUSE. In other words, why did the patient develop hypothyroidism in the first place? After determining the root cause, we then recommend interventions to reverse the process and restore the body to a healthier state.
Conventional Medicine uses a patient’s signs, symptoms, physical exam, and lab studies to determine what disease is present, then provides treatment, usually in the form of surgery or medicine. For example, a patient is diagnose with hypothyroidism based on symptoms and lab studies, and given the medication for treatment. Unfortunately, Conventional Medicine pretty much stops there. The disease is managed over time but no further interventions are usually recommended.
The Hallmarks of Functional Medicine
Functional medicine is a systems based personalized approach to determining the underlying cause of illness. It provides therapeutic options aimed at restoring balance to the body through improved nutrition and lifestyle changes.
A Science-Based Approach
Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
Integrating Best Practices
Functional Medicine treatments can support the following medical concerns:
- Adrenal Disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cardiovascular problems
- Celiac disease
- Chronic asthma
- Chronic sinusitis
- Digestive disorders
- Disease prevention
- Endocrine disorders
- Environmental allergies
- Fatigue syndromes
- Food allergies/sensitivities
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Memory problems
- Optimal aging
- Rheumatoid arthritis