What is Functional Medicine? It is a framework that asks how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root cause of disease. (IFM.org) Providers spend time listening to the patient and digging deeper into what is causing the patient’s symptoms. As the appointments are often longer than a conventional medicine appointment, the whole person is addressed including, how you feel, what are your goals, what does your diet and exercise look like, how do you think stress is playing a role, and when did you last feel well.
Through in-depth discussion, thorough intake and exploration the root causes are identified and can then be addressed in a variety of ways starting with diet and lifestyle interventions, use of supplements and herbals, and if necessary referrals or prescription medications. Often patients utilizing a functional medicine practitioner report better sleep, more energy, improved mood, clearer skin and better digestion.
Sarah Jastram is a pharmacist and functional medicine provider with PharmtoTable who works with clients to address root causes and find wellness in day to day life.
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