WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE?
Treating the Root Cause of Disease, From the Ground Up.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.
By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual. -Institute for Functional Medicine
Functional Medicine & Chronic Disease
Major Factors Contributing to the Epidemic of Chronic Disease
Dr. Stewart’s Innovative Approach using the Living Matrix Software
NEW TOOLS & PERSPECTIVES to help you achieve optimal wellness
Your personalized “Health Matrix“
Your personalized “Health Timeline“
What it means to be Certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine
IFM Certified Practitioners are the gold standard in the industry.
With the best Functional Medicine education available, IFM Certified Practitioners are recognized as the most thoroughly trained and tested Functional Medicine clinicians in their fields.
Likewise, they are the most in-demand practitioners in academic institutions. Driven by the growing demand for Functional Medicine practitioners, IFM Certified Practitioners are sought-after by both patients and employers. – IFM