What is Functional Medicine?
This is a health care model that focuses on all systems of the body. In functional medicine, we want to know the cause of your symptoms. Our goal is to partner with you and optimize the function of each body system in order to improve health and vitality.
Chronic Diseases are a Chronic Issue
According to The Institute of Functional Medicine, 50% of adults have at least one chronic health condition & chronic diseases account for 86% of all healthcare costs.
Fatigue, IBS, Fibromyalgia, and Autoimmune Diseases are common examples of chronic diseases that are often difficult to treat. Unlike Traditional Medicine (which often doesn’t have the tools to significantly improve these chronic conditions), we can often decrease or even resolve symptoms of these difficult-to-treat conditions through proper nutrition, gut health, evaluating food sensitivities, balancing hormones, supporting the adrenals, and optimizing thyroid function.
Another common chronic health concern today is depression. In traditional medical environments, if you are seen for depression, you will often receive a prescription for an antidepressant. While there may be times that prescriptions are beneficial, in functional health we take a different approach. When considering symptoms of depression or imbalanced mood, we assess multiple factors that can contribute to depression. These may include but are not limited to hormone imbalance, low neurotransmitters, life-changing stressors, gut health, food sensitivities, blood sugar imbalances, low vitamin D, and low thyroid.
Vibrant Health’s Approach to Functional Medicine
At Vibrant Health of Colorado, our philosophy is to focus on the root cause of your symptoms, such as hormone imbalances or food sensitivities. Our goal is to identify and resolve the problem that is triggering your symptoms, instead of simply masking those symptoms. We view your health as an interconnected network of moving parts and we work with you to uncover your underlying health imbalances & help you discover how to heal them.
We at Vibrant Health take pride in getting to know our patients. We devote time to you during our extended visits to uncover the root causes of your health concerns. While we are very passionate about this whole-systems approach, we are also one of the few practices in Colorado that offers functional health and accepts insurance.
If you’re ready to start addressing root causes & stop treating symptoms, our Functional Medicine approach may be right for you. To schedule a consultation, click through to our New Patient or Existing Patient Portals!