Metabolic Therapy is a holistic, multidimensional, big picture approach to healing and preventing illness. It is a way of shining a light on each of your complex systems, using science-based testing along with natural and highly effective solutions to heal and strengthen them.
Metabolic Therapy, also known as Functional Medicine, looks deeply into the physiology of each system and into the cause of an illness rather than just glossing over symptoms.
It is important to understand that in your every day environment there are various factors contributing to the status of your health. Diet, nutrition, lack of exercise, and exposure to environmental toxins harm you in ways that you are most likely not aware of.
I am aware of these things, however, because it is my WORK and PASSION to know what harms you so that I can help you. My intention is to make sure you are aware of what is keeping you from great health and to carefully craft an INDIVIDUALIZED plan that will allow you to reclaim your life.
In practicing Functional Medicine, I am able to really get to the root of each patient’s condition. I am able to discover the real cause of illness rather than just roaming around up in the branches of mere symptoms where only temporary remedies float.
I am not interested in temporary remedies. I am interested in getting to the very bottom of what has been keeping you from great health, because that is where real change is created.
With this specialized approach I am able to collaborate with my patients to overhaul their chronic condition by analyzing their current way of living so that lasting changes can be made. Once I am able to unearth the factors contributing to your illness, together we can work to improve your daily habits in order to bring about healing and prevent disease.
Modern doctors have not been trained to focus on function, which is to say that they are not trained to focus on how everything in your life is working together to create the reality of your health. Because the modern medical field has tunnel vision, doctors learn about the body in chapters and focus on specific areas rather than the body as a whole. This inevitably results in ineffective treatment due to the lack of crucial insight that looking at the interrelatedness of all your systems can bring.
To focus on function, a doctor must take very particular and important steps. First, the doctor must learn the physiology of each system and how negative cycles of abnormal function become established and recurrent. In other words, he must learn the processes that are carried out by the cells, tissues, and organs and where exactly these processes are not running smoothly.
Secondly, the doctor must learn about what foods, nutrients, botanicals, and dietary guidelines are needed to stop these negative cycles. He must know exactly where to intervene and in what order when many of the negative cycles are working at the same time.
These things are not taught in medical school and yet they are so very important for the patient seeking REAL AND LASTING HEALTH. Rather than understand how all of the symptoms work together, medical students learn how pharmaceuticals can treat the main symptoms of any given illness.
Very rarely is a deep search for the underlying causes launched and so patients do not receive a thorough treatment and end up frustrated and in pain or in some other form of ill health. Rare indeed is the persona of Dr. House and even his character rarely, if ever, used nutritional means to help his patients.
There are two schools of medicine that I would like to make you aware of. There is allopathic care and holistic care and they carry some very critical differences. The allopathic practitioner approaches the body from the outside. He sees your symptoms and prescribes medication or suggests surgery.
With this approach it is understood that everything that goes wrong with the body must be taken care of chemically or with surgery. The allopathic practitioner does not truly trust the body to fix itself.
Doctors who practice in this way also do not place the necessary emphasis on the patient’s role in saving their own lives. Patients are constantly handing over their responsibility and power because they do not understand the language of their illness. Unaware of how their own bodies work, patients are ruled by fear when something goes wrong and then look to doctors to save them.
This is an understandable reaction because doctors are, after all, the people who spent years studying the human body and who we look to for guidance concerning our health. But the truth of the matter is, you are responsible for own health and must take this responsibility seriously.
The days of doctors waving a magic wand are definitely over and never really existed anyway. It is only in the field of emergency medicine that our medical system shines!