FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE/NUTRITION vs. CONVENTIONAL MODERN MEDICINE
Conventional Medicine is a disease-centered approach, with emphasis on treating disease once it has already appeared. The focus is on drugs and surgery treatment, with a mentality of “pill for every ill”. It’s a Disease Care Model.
Functional Medicine/Nutrition is a high-tech science-based approach, recognizing the Body’s natural ability to heal with proper support, such as eating healthy and the right foods for you, managing stress on a regular basis, prioritizing sleep, encouraging daily movement / exercise, finding joy and meaning in life.
Functional Medicine/Nutrition focuses on the whole person and on the underlying Root Causes of the disease by probing deeper and asking the “WHY”. Both the practitioner and the client are involved in a therapeutic relationship. It’s a Self Care Model, with practitioner’s guidance and support.