I loved Dr. Mark Hyman‘s explanation about “functional” health and where we are today with regard to “disease” ~ In the past I did a post that described this so well. Check here for more on this subject.
Here is how Wikopedia describes functional medicine: It focuses on treating individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions. Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties.
Functional medicine practitioners provide chronic care management with the belief that “diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in functional medicine because they may predispose to illness, provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms.” It was developed and originated by Dr. Helmut W. Schimmel. A great website to learn more about this approach to better health, go to this link.
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