What is functional medicine?
You may be asking, “What exactly is Functional Medicine?” Functional Medicine understands the role an individual’s genetics, lifestyle, personal history, and physiology all play in identifying health issues. We conduct a Functional Medicine “Timeline” to identify core imbalances in the body. This includes connecting the dots between body, mind and spirit. Given the right tools, the body can go a long way to healing itself once the root cause is identified.
What to expect from Functional Medicine Nutrition Counseling:
Maria created her business model to be focused on one area of health, i.e. the gastrointestinal tract and gut health. She was hoping that it would simplify for her the need to know everything about every kind of disease. But she quickly realized that the gut plays a role in so many different health conditions that she ended up helping her clients with more than their intestinal issues.
Now, when she and Courtney help their clients have better digestion, they help them with their skin, their anxiety, their hormones, their weight and blood sugar. They help clients get off of medications when they repair their gut, including medication for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.
In addition to conducting a comprehensive functional medicine assessment with a nutrition-oriented physical exam for a variety of conditions, Better Gut Better Health also offers PCR and comprehensive stool testing; adrenal, thyroid, female/male and metabolic (insulin) hormone testing; food allergy and food sensitivity testing; progressive testing for heart health. Our test options include state of the art science from the following companies:
Boston Heart Diagnostics
We will work with you and your doctor(s) as necessary to order the right tests and interpret results accurately so you can be on your way to feeling better and getting your life back!
There is no doubt that the food we eat can either heal or damage our gut. At Better Gut Better Health, we will personalize foods and a gut healing food plan so that you can comfortably start eating right away.
Which conditions are affected by poor gut health:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Joint pain/arthritis
- Weight gain and weight loss resistance
- Migraines and chronic headaches
- Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Brain fog and impaired memory
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and hormone imbalances
- Fatigue and low energy
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Skin conditions – psoriasis, acne, rosacea, eczema
- Food sensitivities