What is Functional Medicine and why should I care?

Functional medicine is a deeply science-based, personalized health care that treats the patient with the understanding that you are genetically and biochemically unique. It is the future of health care. Using cutting edge laboratory testing, the practitioner gains a deeper understanding of how your body is functioning and then helps support the natural healing mechanisms to bring about a state of balance and vitality.

Most Americans suffer daily with chronic digestive, hormonal, metabolic, allergic and neurological problems. Instead of treating disease with a drug, your functional medicine practitioner addresses why you have the problem in the first place and what to do to restore your body’s proper function. This is done using nutrition, orthomolecular and functional diagnostics, and in-depth patient history and examination.

Functional Medicine:

Investigative: It treats symptoms by addressing underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

Holistic: Treats the body as an interconnected whole, and recognizes the importance of these connections in health and disease.

Safe: Treatments have mild or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

Patient-centered: Treats the patient, not the disease. Treatments are highly individualized based on patient needs.

Participatory: Patient is respected, empowered, educated and encouraged to play active role in healing process.

Integrative: Combines the best of both modern and traditional medicines and emphasizes importance of diet and lifestyle.

Restorative: Tests and treatments designed to promote optimal function, prevent and reverse disease, and improve quality of life.

Preventative: It is far easier to prevent the disease than to treat the disease itself.

Evidence-based: Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals, and not corrupted by corporate and political interests.

Natural Support: Dr. Celaya helps nutritionally support many conditions including hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease, female hormone issues, digestive issues, and many more.


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