Functional Medicine

Modern Natural Healthcare

 I  provide the latest in functional medicine. Functional Medicine is a growing field of modern health care.  Functional medicine is a system of  health care that sees the body as natural system.  We work to correct the deficiencies and flaws in your system that are causing your problems rather than suppressing or blocking the symptoms.  Functional medicine doctors  identify the real causes of many health conditions by using the results of scientifically documented physical and lab  tests. Then we use natural therapies such as vitamins, minerals, herbs diet and lifestyle changes to restore health body systems affected.

Functional medicine vs Standard Medical Care

In standard medical care health conditions are seen as isolated problems. Most medical doctors are specialists and don’t look the connection between different systems of the body and health problems.  These isolated problems are usually treated separately. They are mostly only looking for pathology and not optimal function.  Usually drugs or surgery are used to suppress normal body functions and symptoms rather than correcting problems.

In functional medicine we examine the body’s physiology to identify the dysfunction and disharmony in the body that is causing a breakdown of health. Once the root cause of a person’s health condition is identified it can usually be improved or corrected and health is restored. Since the body is a natural system, there usually are natural solutions to correct most health problems.  The key is to find out what is going wrong with a person’s physiology and fix it.  

Symptoms are Signals

The reason you may not feel your best is because you’ve developed an unhealthy lifestyle, been exposed to toxic substances or have undergone stress and trauma. Poor diet, stress, environmental and chemical toxins, and lack of exercise, all take a toll on your natural defenses. For awhile, your body is able to cope, and then the body starts to breakdown.  These puzzling symptoms may be an early warning that one or more of your body’s systems are malfunctioning.

Just like the red warning light in your car that flashes when there is a problem with your engine, a symptom is a signal telling you that an underlying health problem needs to be corrected.  Treating a symptom without uncovering the real cause is like placing a piece of black tape over the blinking red warning light. Ignoring the cause of the red warning light can lead to an engine breakdown.  Unfortunately, our bodies can’t be overhauled or replaced like an engine. Ignoring these chronic symptoms can eventually lead to a serious illness.


 

I have had good success helping people with:

Fatigue, Anxiety, Depression, ADD, ADHD

Blood sugar problems: Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes and Hypolglycemia

Hormone imbalances: Hypo-Thyroid, Hashimotos, Menopause, Andropause,

Digestive problems including; IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac, and GERD.

    • Request Appointment

      We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today!

      Schedule Now
    • Our Services

      We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

      Read More
    • Testimonial

      I was constantly in pain.  The pain was in my neck and back.  My results have been EXCELLENT.  I can do almost anything I want to do and not be in terrible pain.  I think Dr. Whittlesey is excellent.  I will recommend him to everybody.

      Luis R. -
      Novato, CA

  •  

    Facebook

  • Comments are closed