Imagine having a doctor who could make sure you are as healthy as possible. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a doctor who listens to your full story and understands that those little “symptoms” are your body’s way of telling you something is off? What if there was someone out there who could eliminate symptoms of chronic diseases like Diabetes, Heart Disease, Autoimmune Disorders, Allergies, ADHD, Gout, Crohn’s disease, and many others? Ever wonder if you are really getting all the nutrients you need to exercise and perform at your best? Enter Functional Medicine.
Functional Medicine looks at your body’s biochemistry and balances out any fluctuations that may lead to symptoms and disease. Those who have certifications in Functional Medicine are licensed and trained doctors (Medical, Osteopathic, Chiropractic or Naturopathic) who take their practice a step further to get the “whole picture” of the body instead of just snippets. Based on their examination and testing, they will correct these imbalances in the body by first recommending diet and lifestyle changes, followed by some supplementation, and possibly medication if needed. Medication is typically the last resort in this style of practice, as the main purpose is to teach your body how to heal itself.
Dr. Markus is a licensed Chiropractor who has had extensive training in Functional Medicine. Her specialty is looking at the body holistically, utilizing both functional medicine and advanced holistic training, so that subtle imbalances in the body can heal. She has had great success with many conditions and symptoms, as well as with helping individuals and athletes make sure they are performing at their best! Her particular interests involve hormonal issues, weight loss, autoimmune disease, youth and adult nutrition, athletic performance, and allergies.
Functional Medicine is a very different style of health care. It is detail oriented, and the doctor is very interested in getting to know your entire health story. It is quite common for an initial visit to last 1-2 hours, so it is rare that insurance will cover this style of service. For many, it is the first time a doctor finally understands that those strange “symptoms” that are medically perceived as “normal” or “genetic” finally have a solution!
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