the client as a whole
Dis-ease happens because the choices you make about your environment interfere with your genes. This in turn interacts with your biochemistry: your endocrine system (hormones), your metabolic system (energy), your immune system (inflammation), your nervous system (neurotransmitters), your digestive system (nutrients) and your detoxification system (clearance) which also interact with one another and with your genetic predisposition. All of those interactions and interconnections result in either wellness or illness. Functional medicine does not focus on the disease, but on the root causes in the client as a whole.
Your body is an interconnected system that only wants to be in balance
We are not designed to be stressed, toxic, inflamed, infected, malnourished and unrested, while at the same time being able to thrive, reproduce, be thin, feel well, eat anything we want, enjoy perfect bowel movements and have great sex. That is unrealistic and I bet you already knew that. You cannot live a sympathetic dominant (flight/flight) life, while expecting to have a parasympathetic life experience (rest/restore). This lifestyle could result in continuous and unaddressed low grade inflammation throughout your body that would simmer and build up over decades. You would not even notice the gradual decay until the day that you will have developed symptoms of an actual disease.
Optimal health starts with the choices you make
You are in charge of your own life experience. Optimal health starts with the choices you make about what you maximise, minimise and prioritise. So what would happen to your life experience if you were to maximise oxygen, water, vitamins, minerals, healthy macronutrients from organic foods? If you were to minimise crap food, stress, toxins, allergens, infections, stress, limiting beliefs and fear? If you were to prioritise creating an environment for healing with sufficient sleep, rest, laughter, exercise and meaningful relationships? It will be very likely for you to have a very different experience.
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Here are some of my specialties
- Gastrointestinal issues / Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Obesity and weight loss
- Skin issues
- Stress reduction and relaxation
- Fertility issues
- Hormonal issues
- Cancer support
- Autoimmune diseases
- Healthy cooking made easy