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What is Functional Medicine?
At Life Health Medical Center in Salt Lake City, we believe in a patient-centered approach to wellness. We focus on identifying the root cause of illness, chronic disease, and dysfunction throughout the body. Our experts spend time getting to know you and your health concerns, gathering information about your medical history, and creating a personalized patient treatment program that suits your needs.
We focus on finding out WHY you are feeling ill, or simply aren’t feeling like your usual self. Treating patients from a functional medicine perspective helps our patients find answers to many of their health problems. Depending on the patient and the problems their experiencing, there can be one condition with many causes, or one cause of many conditions. For example, depression can be due to a combination of causes such as vitamin deficiency, low thyroid function, and prescription use. From small changes in nutrition to lifestyle and behavioral interventions, our experts are here to help you improve your health and wellness.
Common Health Conditions Treated With Functional Medicine
- Adrenal disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cancer prevention
- Chronic Pain
- Digestive disorders
- Hormone Imbalance
- Inflammatory diseases (celiac, IBD)
- Memory disorders and diseases
- Men’s health
- Thyroid disorders
- Women’s health
Restore Your Body
Feel Better. Live Healthier.
We spend time listening to your health history, learning about your health concerns, and addressing the root source of problems leading to symptoms. We work with you to make real-life changes and develop a health plan that addresses your individual needs. Then we will continue to support you through your journey. In functional medicine, the appointments are collaborative due to the importance of getting input from the patient as well as ensuring they remain responsible and diligent with their health and well-being.
Disease Management & Prevention
We focus on treating diseases and health problems by tapping into the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Our treatments focus triggering the body’s natural healing capabilities combined with lifestyle and nutritional wellness to restore your health. Lifestyles changes can make a big difference in a patients life and reduce their risk or effects of diseases and disorders.
Integrated, Science-based Methodology
Functional medicine is designed to address issues deep within the body. We are able to find the root source of problems causing symptoms that plague your day-to-day life like depression, chronic pain, inflammation, and more.
Using the latest research and scientific-based evidence combined with our experienced clinical experience, we are able to find solutions for our patient’s ongoing health problems. We also continuously study functional medicine and are always improving our methods.
Understanding Functional Medicine
Over the last two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in people suffering from chronic diseases and illnesses. Unfortunately, many people dealing with chronic pain rely on prescription painkillers to manage their pain and other symptoms. Medications mask the pain; they do not address the root source of pain. Functional medicine goes beyond the symptoms and uses them to address the actual health problems. It takes into account the lifestyle triggers such as diet, lack of exercise, stress, genetics, etc. Interventions among these areas have the ability to reduce the effects of or even eliminate the disease completely.
Functional medicine takes your unique genetic makeup into effect as we work on treating your health problems. While we focus on treating current health problems you are facing, we focus on preventing future illnesses with effective treatments, including proper diet, correct nutrition, and adequate exercise. After functional medicine treatment with one of our doctors, patients begin to develop healthier habits that are long-lasting in treating and preventing chronic diseases and disorders.