For Adults & Children
In Functional Medicine and Nutritional Therapy we're looking for the underlying cause of the problem as opposed to just suppressing symptoms. This is what’s called “root-cause resolution.” It’s the difference between turning off the stove and just putting a lid on a boiling pot.
The current medical system is fantastic at acute care and trauma. However most illnesses in adults and children are now chronic. Our current system focuses on diagnosis, then medication to suppress symptoms. It tells us what is wrong. But not why.
I'm looking for the bigger picture. I want to build strong relationships with my patients - I want to take the time to understand and listen to what is happening in their lives.
I'm hunting for the reasons why the body isn’t functioning properly - digestive problems, fatigue, skin issues, osteoporosis, food intolerance and allergies, autoimmune issues, hormonal imbalances, muscular skeletal issues, depression, diabetes, anorexia, fertility, weight loss, autism, unexplained illness... the list goes on. I am not so concerned with the diagnosis, but finding out what the underlying problem is.
When we look through a systems biology approach restoring health looks different. We're looking to find out how can we help the body heal itself and restore function to the body's systems in order to provide long term, sustainable healing. I see my job as a detective... hunting down the root cause of the problem and walking alongside patients on the path towards good health.
"One of the essential qualities of the clinician is interest in humanity, for the secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient"
— Dr Peabody (1927) —