What You Didn’t Know About Functional Medicine Could Save Your Life

by health and nutrition advice journalist

Our current health care system is, to a large extent, governed by profit-driven conglomerates that essentially force physicians to manage huge caseloads and keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s mass-produced, assembly line, quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health.

However, rather than simply believing anything a conventional doctor tells them, the modern healthcare consumers are becoming more informed and taking more control of their healthcare. Because of this, more and more people are seeking out functional medicine.

So, why is functional medicine so awesome?

There are major holes in modern medicine in the United States

We spend trillions of dollars on healthcare yet we rank very low among all industrialized nations when it comes to living long, healthy lives.

Functional Medicine makes you an empowered patient

Functional medicine coaches examine not only the patient, but also their unique history (both physical and emotional), environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing plan to help restore the patient to good health and get him or her on a life-long and sustainable path of wellness.

Functional medicine is caring medicine

It involves time, care and patience, because true healing doesn’t happen overnight. While you may only get 15 minutes (at the most) of your conventional doctor’s time, functional medicine coaches take the time to get to know you and every aspect of your life. They are truly invested in YOU.

Functional Medicine is not one size fits all

Functional Medicine practitioners take the time to get you know you so they are able to design unique, personalized healing plans that conventional medicine lacks the tools, training, time for.

Functional Medicine fills the gaps left by conventional medicine

By paying special attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation and the workings of the mind, functional medicine coaches are not just giving patients a band-aid, they’re giving them the tools to create sustainable wellness and vitality.

Final thoughts

Functional medicine coaches are more concerned with finding the underlying cause of their patients ailments. They want to find a real solution and not just a quick fix.

They go beyond the conventional health care model by incorporating lifestyle change, nutrition, positive psychology, and exercise to improve the functioning of the body as a whole as a means of preventing disease and creating vibrant, sustainable health.

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