Functional Medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual’s illness.
As the graphic illustrates, functional medicine encompasses many different facets of health. Foundational health, preventative care, condition-specific management and resiliency/stress response. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle, and only treatments that address the right cause will have lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.
In our office we provide natural strategies for optimizing brain function, restoring healthy gut function, balancing hormones, regulating blood sugar, minimizing inflammation, strengthening cardiovascular health, purifying and cleansing the body's organ and tissues, and addressing food intolerance and allergi
Nutrition is one of the key building blocks towards a healthy lifestyle, yet in the busy lives of patients, it is often the first thing overlooked. This is where a supplement regimen can help ensure that nutritional needs are met.
Now more than ever, patients have an increased awareness of the impact nutrition has on health - and because of that, are actively engaged in managing healthier diets. Whether it's through greater access to information on food science, family history or health in general, it's a exciting opportunity for dialogue between the practitioner and patient.
Wholistic health care is fundamentally reliant on nutritional approaches to health management. This includes integrative and functional nutrition programs as well.
More and more consumers today have busy schedules and pressure-packed lifestyles. Often , this can lead to less than ideal dietary choices and habits that often contribute to compromised health. For almost 60% of Americans, this increases the risk of chronic health issues. Many of these health issues have negative effects on the underlying key systems of the body that in turn often compromise our lifestyles and influence the trajectories of our health.
Our wholistic model for care is based on the most current and cutting edge research in immunology, epigenetics, biochemistry, and nutrition. Each visit includes an in-depth consultation and history, a full body systems evaluation, and any necessary labs including blood analysis, genetic evaluation, and food sensitivity and autoimmune testing to determine underlying weaknesses and imbalances in the body. Based on the findings we develop a personalized recovery protocol that includes specific physician grade whole food nutrient and herbal formulas designed to target any imbalances, strengthen areas of weakness, and restore healthy function and balance to the whole body.
Functional medicine is a way of life. For individuals seeking to not only recover their health, but to truly optimize it while avoiding drugs and surgery, it is vital to feed and support the body appropriately. Dr. Corwin not only has her own mentors providing her with personal protocols, but functional medicine has transformed the health of her family making it a priority to utilize in everyday life.