Functional medicine and mental health
The revolutionary concept of functional medicine for mental health highlights the interconnection of everything. The many organs of the body have an impact on the mind and vice versa. For instance, our gut has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other mental diseases.
Research suggests that problems with neurotransmitter synthesis start in the gut before moving to the brain. In addition, emerging evidence indicates a clear association between brain dysfunction and toxicity, nutritional deficiency, blood sugar regulation, and other dietary concerns. Functional medicine acknowledges this complex relationship and looks at all the factors that can impact the patient’s condition, in contrast to conventional medicine, which only focuses on the disease.
The emphasis is shifting from the symptoms to the underlying causes of the problem as functional medicine emerges as a new treatment option for mental health. Clinical imbalances are evaluated using a thorough method that includes the patient’s medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests.
Functional medicine considers a patient’s genetic makeup and environmental factors like diet, exercise, traumatic events, and toxic chemical exposure. To comprehend a patient’s health, functional medicine practitioners also examine the psychological, spiritual, and social variables that influence that patient’s health.
Four factors of influence
Environment, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition. All four factors, individually and collectively, produce the results of what manifests as health or illness. The environment can either lend a positive contribution or exert significant detriment. Lifestyle translates into quantifiable effects on health. Mindset produces a biological response as determined by your outlook and belief. Nutrition is the process of tuning and synchronising elements to become part of you. These are where the five causes of disease are manifested.
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In the call, we will discuss
- What you are going through
- How have you tried to address your health concerns in the past?
- A plan of action to prepare for your first appointment.
Book an Initial comprehensive case review (ICCR) 60-90min where we will discuss the following
In the call, we will discuss
- We’ll take a deep dive into your case, and I will get to know your unique history and understand your point.
- We’re going to do some thinking and linking. We will build a hypothesis of what’s going on in your case
- I’ll give you some concise and specific steps you can take immediately to start working
- I will tell you more about my approach and the method I use to help people
- Give you some options to work with me
Your personalised treatment
Recommendations are made in regards to your treatment, including alterations to your lifestyle, diet, supplementation and more, to provide an effective path to healing.
You are unique
Every person is unique with biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness. Ones history and life are intimately connected and reflective of ones present situation. Genes do not act on their own and are instructed based on various influences
What is balance protocol
Whole-systems wellness approach that enables you to understand how your unique biochemistry holds the keys to moving you to ultimate well-being.
A clinical method of applying a systemised approach to developing an individualised program.
HOW IS BP DIFFERENT?
Emphasis is on biochemical individuality and genetic uniqueness within the context of the 4 factors.
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When was the last time you felt great?
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based approach that focuses on overcoming and preventing chronic illness by addressing root causes. We help our patients resolve chronic conditions that keep them from living their best life
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Most of my patients are in Australia, but I consult with people around the globe; telemedicine has made it possible to reach patients wherever possible. Specific tests might not be available in every country, but I can adapt to the available tests.
I, unfortunately, don’t; some cases need to be referred when the condition presented is outside my scope. Some people are unwilling to make the required lifestyle changes or are not coachable, and I can not take them on. It’s about more than just supplements and a diet
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