At Vitality Health & Wellness, we prefer the elegant and efficient method of clearing issues at their source. Since most illness results from a failure of the bodies normal physiologic function (whether it be immune, glandular, digestive, inflammatory, or detoxification), the downstream effects either contribute to or cause the symptoms experienced. By intervening at the problem source, a “cure” becomes possible and symptoms are resolved permanently.
Functional Medicine involves focused testing to search for metabolic, endocrine and/or digestive abnormalities (including bacteriologic or yeast overgrowth in the intestine). These types of abnormalities can result a variety of behavioral changes and worsening psychiatric symptoms; in addition to a host of physical ailments (e.g. insomnia, headache, chronic fatigue, and irritable bowel syndrome, to mention only a few).