Functional Medicine Improves Health Related Quality of Life. Medical Study
One of the most respected medical journals, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has just published a study concluding functional medicine significantly improved patient health outcomes, compared to a traditional medical care setting.
Of course this is not news for anyone working in Functional Medicine, but it’s extremely exciting to start to see this being reflected in the medical literature.
Our conventional system is world class and absolutely brilliant for acute care issues such as life saving surgeries, infections and so on. If you have a broken leg, myocarditis or are having a heart attack, you don’t need to meditate and eat better (at least not in that moment that can come later), you need to get yourself to a hospital ASAP.
One of the areas that functional medicine is successful in is chronic, lifestyle mediated health issues. These include autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, cardiometabolic issues such as diabetes and fertility.
Functional Medicine is not a replacement for the existing model, but an expansion of it. An evolution that allows for successful outcomes for many more people. And that is so satisfying to me.
Robyn is a Clinical Nutritionist with a specialised interest in the Functional Medicine approach to health. Robyn is very involved with the field of Coeliac Disease, Gluten-Reactive Disorders and Autoimmune Disease. Her passion for the healing power of food, has led her to work with complex cases, involving multiple diagnoses, and chronic health issues such as ME, auto-immune diseases and fibromyalgia.
She also has a passion for working with the growing tide of chronic, lifestyle mediated illness; diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity, and runs a lifestyle intervention clinic for these issues. Robyn works with patients to nutritionally support their bodies, so that they can heal. She has successfully helped many people around the world improve their health and increase their quality of life.
Robyn sees clients in London, Tokyo and New York, and has a virtual practice that allows her to work with people all over the world.
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