Functional medicine integrates science, environment, genetic uniqueness, lifestyle, medical and diet history, symptoms and detoxification to prevent illness and promote wellness. Chronic disease is a modern-day burden that is fast escalating with massive long-term effects.
Individual requirements are considered to restore physiological and structural balance. The focus is on prevention rather than cure.
It is a new specialty within the field of nutrition that gets to the root cause of disease. Food is then the key used to change bodily functions on cellular level. Food is powered by nutrients that influence every cell and cell structure to behave a certain way – positive or negative. It therefore can affect not only well-being but mood and mind as well. This is patient-centered approach that treats the whole person, not only symptoms. Genetics, lifestyle, exercise, environment detoxification are all taken into consideration in working out a programme.
"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change." - Jim Rohn