Functional Medicine describes a science-based approach to achieving and maintaining optimal health through natural methods. Nutrition is at the center of the functional medicine model and allows the patient to regain power and control over their own health. With the close guidance of Dr. Mallory, the whole person is treated, not just the symptoms. This allows for a sustainable treatment program and successful patient outcomes.
According to The Institute of Functional Medicine,
“Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans.”
With more people taking their health into their own hands due to rising medical costs (including prescriptions drugs and surgeries), an alternative approach is welcomed. Chronic diseases account for 86% of all healthcare costs, meaning preventable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and illness related to obesity. Patients are seeking answers that go beyond taking pills and electing for expensive surgeries.
According to IFM, 50% of adults have at least one chronic health condition with 25% having at least 2 or more.
Thanks to integrative practitioners and developing research, FM is providing patient-centered solutions. With the increase in chronic illness due to poor diet, lack of exercise, environmental exposure to toxins and radiation, FM is able to look at the big picture. For example, balancing hormones requires an emphasis on stress management, diet, sleep, exercise, as well as toxins and supplemental support.
Functional Medicine focuses on the whole YOU!
If you are tired of taking too many pills and tired of seeing specialists who tell you different things, try functional medicine. A holistic approach will only help you move in a direction that allows for healing to occur. Dr. Mallory integrates not only his background in Naturopathic Medicine, but also his in-depth knowledge of Chinese herbs, acupuncture, healing therapies, and nutritional supplements.