What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is personalized health care for you, which understands that you are genetically unique …

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Functional medicine is a deeply science-based, personalized health care which understands that you are genetically and biochemically unique. It is not allopathic medicine. 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 the disease, 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 evaluates the underlying cause of the problem, which leads to more profound and longer lasting results.

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

Safe:  Has little or no side effects, and other unrelated complaints often improve spontaneously.

Patient-centered: Does not treat the disease but looks at the causes and supports the patient.

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

Integrative: Combines the best of both modern science with diet and lifestyle.

Restorative:  Designed to promote optimal function, prevention, and improves quality of life.

Preventative: It is far easier to prevent a disease than to later have to deal with it later.

Evidence-based: Based on the latest research from peer-reviewed medical journals.

Natural Support: Dr. Celaya helps naturally support many conditions including hypothyroidism, female hormone issues, cardiovascular and digestive issues through diet, lifestyle modifications, supplementation, and nutritional support. Dr. Celaya does not treat any diseases directly; he addresses physical, chemical and emotional stressors with the goal of promoting wellness. Please consult your medical doctor if you are looking for specific disease treatment.

What is Functional Medicine


What is functional medicine?…

You may have heard the term “functional medicine” and wondered exactly what that means and how is it different than regular medicine?

Root causes…

The best analogy to explain functional medicine is this… if your engine light comes on in your car, do you just put a piece of black tape over it so you cant see it anymore, or do you actually lift the hood to see what’s causing the problem?

Functional medicine tries to find the root causes of a health disorder rather than masking symptoms with drugs or surgery (although medication and surgery should not be avoided when needed).  Because everything in the body works together, seeing a functional medicine doctor for a gut problem, for example, can also improve your brain function and hormone issues.

Suppose 10 different people have the same complaint such as fatigue. Each of those 10 people can have the same symptom, but for 10 very different reasons.  For instance, fatigue in one person might be due to low blood sugar, while in another person it might be due to autoimmune disease or B12 anemia disease.

You must know why…

Until you know WHY you are suffering from a health issue, chasing drugs or therapies can keep landing you at dead ends.

Functional medicine is based on published, peer-reviewed science to help us understand where breakdowns can occur in the body. In my office, I use lab tests, questionnaires, exams, and a case history to help me find that underlying root cause.

Five common ….

In functional medicine, we usually find some very common root causes, starting with food intolerances, especially gluten and dairy. Next is either low or high blood sugar. Another common cause is bacterial and yeast overgrowths in the intestines. And sometimes the immune system attacks and destroys body tissues which is called autoimmunity.

There are no specialties…

Functional medicine looks at the body as a complex web where all the systems relate to each other instead of just looking at a certain part or specialty.

For example, if the gallbladder is acting up, addressing a gluten intolerance and chronic inflammation can sometimes prevent surgery. If your thyroid is sluggish or overactive, it’s important to check for autoimmunity.

Functional medicine is about feeling as good as you should feel. If you want to feel as good as you can, you can schedule to become a new patient or a free consultation.

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