Our current healthcare landscape is designed to keep people moving through the system as quickly as possible. It’s is governed by profit-driven conglomerates that force physicians to manage huge caseloads, and as a result, the quality of care patients receive suffers. Healthcare has become mass-produced, with doctors working on an assembly line to provide quick-fix, put-a-band-aid-on-it medicine, with little hope of creating long-term health.
But rather than simply believing whatever a conventional doctor tells them, the modern healthcare consumer is getting more informed and taking control of their own healthcare. Because of this, more and more people are seeking out Functional Medicine.
But, why? What makes Functional Medicine so awesome?
There are major holes in modern medicine in the United States
We spend trillions of dollars on healthcare, yet we rank very low among all industrialized nations when it comes to living long, healthy lives.
Functional Medicine makes you an empowered patient
Functional Medicine coaches examine not only the patient, but also their unique history (both physical and emotional), environment, lifestyle and underlying factors, and then develop a health-enhancing plan to help restore the patient to good health and get them on a life-long and sustainable path of wellness.
Functional Medicine is caring medicine
It involves time, care and patience, because true healing doesn’t happen overnight. While as a patient, you may only get 15 minutes (at the most) of your conventional doctor’s time, Functional Medicine coaches take the time to get to know you and every aspect of your life. They are truly invested in YOU.
Functional Medicine is not one size fits all
Functional Medicine practitioners take the time to get you know you so they can design unique, personalized healing plans (which conventional medicine lacks the tools, training, and time for).
Functional Medicine fills the gaps left by conventional medicine
By paying special attention to diet, exercise, nutrition, supplementation and the workings of the mind, Functional Medicine coaches are not just giving patients a band-aid, they’re giving them the tools to create sustainable wellness and vitality.
Functional Medicine coaches are more concerned with finding the underlying cause of their patients’ ailments. They want to find a real solution, not just a quick fix. They go beyond the conventional healthcare model by incorporating lifestyle change, nutrition, positive psychology, and exercise to improve the functioning of the body as a whole as a means of preventing disease and creating vibrant, sustainable health.