Why Functional Medicine

Understanding functional medicine protocols is the first step to leading an illness-free, healthful life. There is hope!


Patient-Centered Care

The focus of functional medicine is the patient’s unique needs and promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond the absence of disease.


Integrative, Scientific Approach

Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology and lifestyle.


Best Medical Practices

Functional medicine integrates traditional medicine practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine.

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Why Autoimmune Diseases Occur

A properly functioning immune system does not attack other parts of the body in which it exists, but rather attacks objects that are foreign to the body. Sometimes, the immune system mistakenly recognizes our own body’s cells as foreign or dangerous. It then creates antibodies that attack normal cells.

Researchers are still unsure of the true root of immune system dysfunction. However, genetic predisposition, environmental factors, long-term chronic inflammation and gut dysbiosis (bacterial imbalances) play major roles in the development of autoimmune diseases.


Chronic Stress-Related Disorders

Now, more than ever, people are afflicted with unprecedented levels of health problems. Chronic disorders caused by stress can include indigestion, anxiety, depression, headaches, allergies, diabetes, low sex drive, fatigue and more.

Fortunately, there are drugless protocols and lifestyle changes individuals can take advantage of to naturally treat the cause of symptoms. Instead of using drugs to suppress symptoms, functional medicine finds the root of the problem and treats naturally from within.

patient testimonial

I came to Debbie for some health issues that I was having. I was not getting the answers from the medical field or did not like the approach they wanted me to take. Debbie took the time to really listen to me and with her experience and expertise in functional medicine had me on a path of healing without drugs! I have lost weight and kept it off and feel great. My health issues are gone! Thank you Debbie!