About Functional Medicine

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What is Functional Nutrition

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 A Functional medicine consultation can help you find answers to the cause of your dis-ease, imbalance and or illness.

Functional medicine (FM) addresses the underlying causes of clinical imbalances [or diagnosis/disease], using a systems-oriented approach. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional Medicine nutrition practitioners spend time with their clients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, nutrition and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual

“Functional Medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what are sometimes considered ‘alternative’ or ‘integrative’medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet and exercise: use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques: and prescribed combination of drugs and or botanical medicine, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programmes, or stress management techniques” Institute of Functional Medicine 2008.

 

At Maev Creaven Nutriton we use laboratory testing from the leading laboratories in Ireland, UK and USA which include TEI, Biolab, Metametrix and Genova Diagnostics. Please contact us for more information.