Functional medicine is a holistic approach to healthcare that focuses on the root cause of diseases and imbalances in the body. Rather than simply treating symptoms, functional medicine practitioners work with patients to address the underlying factors contributing to their health concerns.
One of the key principles of functional medicine is the understanding that the body is a complex system and that imbalances in one area can have a ripple effect on other systems. For example, a digestive issue can contribute to a hormonal imbalance, leading to sleep problems. A functional medicine practitioner will take a comprehensive look at these interconnected systems to identify and address the root cause of a patient’s health concerns.
Functional medicine also takes a proactive approach to healthcare, focusing on prevention and wellness rather than simply reacting to illness. This often involves working with patients to make lifestyle changes, such as improving their diet and exercise habits, reducing stress, and optimising their sleep.
One of the benefits of functional medicine is that it can be personalised to each patient’s needs. Practitioners may use various tools, such as lab testing, genetic testing, and other diagnostic methods, to understand a patient’s unique health profile. This allows them to develop a treatment plan tailored specifically to that person’s needs.
Functional medicine can effectively address various health concerns, including chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune disorders. It can also benefit those looking to optimise their overall health and well-being.
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Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based approach that focuses on overcoming and preventing chronic illness by addressing root causes.
The framework that I use is called Balance Protocol. It is a powerful systems biology approach that addresses the entire person, sets the ‘order of operations,’ and considers all four factors that influence an individual’s wellbeing: environment, lifestyle, mindset, and nutrition
Balance Protocol is unique; the solution is more expansive than what we typically find in basic Functional Medicine, Functional Nutrition, the Natural Medicine realm, or other holistic approaches where the toolbox is mostly dietary supplements and/or diets.
Instead, the interconnectivity of various factors (e.g., mental health, how much you move, light, air) are considered for a more comprehensive solution.
Book a 15-min complimentary discovery call to prospective patients to ensure we are the right fit for you
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 according to your unique story , detailed laboratory assessments and biochemical individuality.
As part of your program, Dr Matt le Roux may order specific laboratory tests to help customise your plan.
Some examples of these tests are:
Why book with Dr. Matt le Roux
Functional medicine uses a novel approach to health with state-of-the-art lab testing, listening to the patient, and digging deep to discover why they have health problems.