Every movie, book, storyline has a hero who encounters a great conflict. Functional Medicine is the same. This is your story. You are the Hero who has encountered a great conflict. The interactions of your genes, nutrition, lifestyle, traumas, and environment have accumulated to create symptoms such as GI, hormonal imbalance, fatigue, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and weight-gain, etc.
As the hero, you are the expert in your own life; the power for change rests within you. If you want to make change yet feel doubt or even despair about making lifestyle changes, please know that is normal. The very process of change can be a major cause for even more stress and distress.
You feel ready to heal the root causes creating your symptoms, but where do you begin? There’s so much information how do you know what’s right for you? How do you make your efforts effective, affordable, reasonable, and sustainable?
In each story, the hero meets a guide. In Functional Medicine, we refer to the guide as an Equal, Therapeutic Partner. The medical provider and a health coach are your equal partners; your working alliance. The medical provider has the knowledge to address the medical risks and correct your core clinical imbalances (root causes). The Health Coach is trained to be your ally in your change process.
You can save considerable time and effort with the guidance of a medical provider and a coach.