What is Functional Medicine and how it works with Nutritional Therapy
Our bodies are a relatively unknown biological phenomenon and though there is a lot of science out there, in fact we are only just learning how interconnected our systems are and the energetic and chemical feed back that goes on throughout our bodies on a second to second basis.
Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease. Therapists trained in the use of Functional Medicine methodologies look at how each system of the body interacts with another system. So for example; how the hormone system affects the cardiovascular or digestive system. The therapist and client work as a team in a therapeutic partnership, rather like detectives unravelling an absorbing mystery.
It is a new and exciting evolution in the practice of long-term health care, that better addresses wellness in the 21st century.
Traditionally our present health is viewed from a disease-centered focus. Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach,considering the whole person and not just individual symptoms. Practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease development.
I originally studied Nutritional Therapy with the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin. I have since completed a Master of Science in Diet, Nutrition and Health at Worcester University.
My working career started in the pharmaceutical industry in laboratories and sales. The experience I gained moving in those areas has helped me identify my interest in how humans are part of the natural world and to learn more about working with our natural ability and constant desire to heal itself. I love to learn how better health and wellbeing can all be achieved by leaning from the plethora of people working in the science of nature and the vast sharing of that information happening today.
I am now running my clinic one day a week consulting with clients through Zoom. Please contact me if you would like to experience nutritional therapy for yourself.