Let’s get to the root of it.
What is Functional Medicine?
As defined by the Institute for functional medicine, “Functional Medicine is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”
Your Blood Has A Lot To Say About You
At Catalyst Clinic, blood panels are one of our favorite tools. They offer more information than almost any other medical analysis. For instance, you may be feeling depressed. This doesn’t mean you have depression. “Depression” is just a name for a cluster of symptoms that pays very little attention to the causes of those symptoms.
The cause could be that you’ve been taking an antibiotic that is causing gut inflammation, which leads to brain inflammation and cognitive impairment. Or it could be that you’re deficient in Vitamin D because you don’t get enough sun. It could also be that medication is interfering with your thyroid, causing low energy, or you’re eating too much sugar and are pre-diabetic, which also drives depressive symptoms. A blood panel will rule many things out and provide clues about where to start addressing your symptoms.
This is why we begin with an in-depth look at your blood.
Our Care Process
Your Care is Our Priority
- Blood draw
- Meet with us to discuss the results
- We’ll go through the analysis together
- Start to implement a new diet plan
- We often start with liver detox, stabilize blood sugar support, and adrenal function for stress management
- We’ll also look at what supplements and lifestyle factors will best support your ongoing health
- 3 follow-up visits every 3 weeks
- A final blood draw after a few months will highlight any areas that still need work to support long-term health and confirm where we’ve made progress
We’re not interested in telling you what disease you have. We’re devoted to helping you feel better and live well. If you’ve been looking for solutions to your health problems, join us in truly modern medicine. Contact us today to learn more!