Functional Medicine: a research based approach to improved health and wellness
When someone becomes sick, they rarely do so in a way that completely matches the textbooks. Rather than trying to find the proper label for the person's health condition, Functional Medicine identifies its complex mix of causes. For treatment, Functional Medicine utilizes the latest research findings on supplements, diet and other natural tools for restoring balance in the body's primary physiological processes.
With Functional Medicine, we are able to:
Tests that we offer with our analysis:
Functional Blood Tests - The functional analysis looks at how well the body is functioning and determines if there are underlying deficiencies that can be remedied by nutritional supplementation and/or diet. Dr. Bonnie has had specialized training in interpreting blood tests to determine patterns that cause a reduction in health. The comprehensive intake paperwork helps her determine what blood tests to evaluate.
Hair Analysis- Providing a mineral blueprint of one's biochemistry, a hair tissue mineral analysis can provide pertinent information about one's metabolic rate, energy levels, sugar and carbohydrate tolerance, stage of stress, immune system and glandular activity.
Saliva Tests- All major steroid hormones, some peptide hormones, and antibodies can be readily detected and measured with reproducible results from a patient’s saliva. There is no blood draw needed and it offers more information than what is found in the blood tests.