The Centre of Health

and Functional Medicine

What is Functional Medicine?

A major premise of Functional Medicine is that, with science, clinical wisdom, and innovative tools, we can identify many of the underlying causes of chronic disease and intervene to remediate the clinical imbalances, even before overt disease is present. Functional Medicine exemplifies just the kind of systems-oriented, personalized medicine that is needed to transform clinical practice. The Functional Medicine model of comprehensive care and primary prevention for complex, chronic illnesses is grounded in both science (evidence about common underlying mechanisms and pathways of disease; evidence about the contributions of environmental and lifestyle factors to disease) and art (the healing partnership and the search for insight in the therapeutic encounter).

- Institute of Functional Medicine at IFM.org

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Healing

Partnership

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Research

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Primary Prevention

Comprehensive Care

Functional

Medicine

Is Functional Medicine Right for You?
Experience Functional Medicine on your own. 

Pick up a book and begin your own story

 

Many Functional Medicine doctors have written books that teach you the fundamentals of our approach and often guide you through a generalized program to help you begin to apply these principles. 

Find a book here:
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Live Your Own Experiment

-Robin Berzin, MD

I'm Heather Christensen, MPA-C, CSS, PN-1, a Physician Assistant, Functional Medicine Provider and author.  I currently work as a Foreign Service Medical Provider in Mongolia.  My intent with this blog is to share my unique approach to medicine with family and friends.  The writing and content of this blog is in no way the opinion of the Department of State or U.S. Governement.   My goal is to improve the life of everyone I meet.  I like to share the best of modern medicine, with a focus on prevention and resolving chronic disease.  

I look forward to hearing from you!

                         ~ Heather

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