Health

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HEALTH  “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” Mahatma Gandhi

I am traditionally trained in Internal Medicine, but have consciously and intellectually evolved to understand where traditional medicine falls short.  Most physicians as I once did, work within a system of medicine that focuses on acute care, diagnosing and treating symptoms which never address the root cause of the imbalance.  I believe the body is self- healing and wise.   If you find the root cause of the imbalance, remove it, restore and support the body’s innate ability of knowing what is good for it, it returns to coherence.

Functional Medicine incorporates traditional western medicine practices with integrative medicine broadly focusing on prevention using modification of lifestyle behaviors.  We look for the cause of dis-ease by listening to each person’s story, evaluating each unique genetic make-up along with both internal (mind, body, spirit) and external (physical and environmental) factors that affect total well-being.    Specific modalities used are lab testing, nutrition, diet, movement strategies, restorative sleep strategies, stress management techniques as well as  traditional drug prescriptions, botanicals and dietary supplements.  Treatment is customized and tailored to address the individual’s unique microbiome and needs.

My overall goal is in partnership with each person, to create and design personalized solutions for optimal health and enlightened high performance living.