« IT IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHAT PERSON THE DISEASE HAS THAN WHAT DISEASE THE PERSON HAS »
Hippocrates (460 BC – 370 BC)

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

According the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), good health equals vitality and not merely the absence of disease.

 

Functional healthcare is a comprehensive system offering personalized treatment plans aimed at restoring physiological, structural and psychological balance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRINCIPLES OF A FUNCTIONAL APPROACH

  • Biochemical Individuality which takes into account the uniqueness of each person’s physiological and biochemical identity based on their genetic predispositions and their environment. 

  • Patient-centered care emphasizing the patient rather than disease.

  • Supporting the dynamic balance of internal and external factors which affect health.

  • The interconnection between the different physiological factors essential for harmony and synchronization between the different systems of the body. 

  • Promotion of organ reserve to support optimal health and longevity. 

THE 4-R PROGRAM

  1. Remove: pathogens & toxins to reduce toxic load and promote healing.

  2. Replace: vitamins, minerals, enzymes and cofactors needed for optimal health.

  3. Reinoculate: reestablish the gut microbiome.

  4. Repair: through the use of targeted nutritional support.

 

 

« THE FOOD YOU EAT CAN BE EITHER THE SAFEST AND MOST POWERFUL FORM OF MEDICINE
OR THE SLOWEST FORM OF POISON »
Anne Wigmore (1909 - 1993)

ruby maalouf, nd

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