Functional Medicine is a personalized approach to creating a nutritional plan for you. The plan is based on diagnostic tests (blood, saliva, urine, and DNA), your symptoms, a detailed clinical history, and state-of-the-art laboratory testing. We utilize a variety of testing facilities: LabCorp, 23andme, Genova Diagnostics, Neuroscience, and Cyrex Labs just to name a few. These labs assist us in evaluating your blood chemistry, neurotransmitters and hormones, food sensitivities and allergies, “leaky gut”, nutrigenomics (MTHFR), and autoimmune conditions. The lab values in the medical model are based on sick people, so when a medical professional looks at your labs, there are no grey areas. Therefore, you either have an illness or you do not. On the other hand, through research, the lab values used in the functional medicine model are based on healthy individuals. Functional medicine supports individuals in the so called grey area, outside of healthy functional lab values but not outside pathological values. We not only develop a customized nutritional and lifestyle plan for you but also use supplements to support the body’s natural process. We choose specific nutraceuticals from companies such as Apex, Designs for Health, Neuroscience, Orthomolecular, and Seeking Health. Everyone’s story is different, which is why it is important to find someone you trust that can guide you along your health journey.