Functional Medicine is research-based practice that seeks to identify the root cause of disease and sees the person as one integrated whole system.
As a Functional Medicine Coach my role is to support you achieving your health goals and struggles you may have along the way to a healthier you. There is typically a focus on nutrition, exercise, stress, and sleep.
(above may be too clinical.)
The Functional Medicine approach is like a garden, plants must have a solid grounding with strong roots to produce healthy leaves, flowers and fruit. Without the essentials of good nutrition, wind, sun and water to keep it strong and healthy the plant may succumb to damaged leaves or produce no fruit or flowers. So we remove the damaged leaves but notice the next day another damaged leaf - this is removing the problem which could be caused by poor soil, a bug eating the leaves but this temporary fix is not getting to the root of why it is damaged. So you are like this plant - needing good nutrition, exercise, appropriate stress , and sleep to keep your body at it's healthiest.
In the words of Sidney Baker M.D. a preventive medicine specialist often called father of functional medicine, said "If you are sitting on a tack, the answer is not to treat the pain. The solution is to find the tack and remove it." Quoted in Susan Blum M.D., M.P.H. book The Immune System Recovery Plan
What will your Nextstep be!
As your Coach, we develop a plan together to move you along on your own personal journey.
Can retirement be fun!
How do I keep engaged as I go into retirement!
Why can't I lose weight!
Eating healthy, so my child learns to.
How to be the best version of me!
New baby, how do I get enough sleep!
Help I am overwhelmed _______?