What is Functional Medicine – And Is It The Answer To Our Growing Health Crisis?
Over the past 25 years, there has been an explosion in chronic disease. Diabetes, cardiopulmonary dysfunction, autoimmune disease, dementia, depression and anxiety. Many times, after years of unknowingly abusing our bodies, we find ourselves sitting in a doctor’s office with symptoms like chronic pain and fatigue, numbness or tingling, difficulty breathing, or maybe even chest pain. We are likely to leave the office after a short consultation with a few new pills that have a multitude of unpleasant side effects, possibly worse than the initial complaint. We are told to take the pills everyday for the rest of our lives, and if we are lucky, receive a vague mention about diet and lifestyle.