Functional Medicine

Treat the cause, not just the symptom. 

Functional Medicine is a science-based and patient-centred approach to health care that seeks to discover how and why illness occurs.

Instead of disease as the point of focus, Functional Medicine involves thorough investigation of the inter-connecting genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors that underlie disease and dysfunction.

From this investigation, individual dietary and lifestyle recommendations are provided to optimise health outcomes. 

Point 1

Causes and Conditions can interplay. At times, one cause can result in multiple conditions, or one condition can be generated by multiple causes

Point 2

We can perform specialised tests that are sent to laboratories in the United States. Combined with a thorough history, the test results  allow us to obtain accurate information about how your body is functioning.

Point 3

From these results, a personalised plan of care can be created in order to achieve optimal health and wellbeing

Point 4

Some aspects of your health plan will require a short-term commitment, while others will need to be included in your ongoing lifestyle.

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Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics is the junction between genetics and personalised nutrition.

It is a term that describes the interaction of genes and nutrients, and how each impacts the other. Genes are the set of instructions that the body uses to make very specific proteins to build, regulate, and maintain health.

A variation to a gene, called a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, or SNP (pronounced “snip”), can cause an alteration to the proteins that are made, which can then affect cell function. SNPs can affect nutrient absorption, metabolism, elimination, and biological effects.

Genetic analysis allows a thorough assessment of many genes, so that SNPs in various biochemical pathways can be identified.

It’s useful to think of a biochemical pathway like one cog of an extensive and intricate clock. Blocking or hindering one cog from turning will complicate the entire mechanism.

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