Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a system- oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. Food has evolved in many ways and have been bombarded with toxins daily from what we eat. Knowing what your body can/cannot absorb is much more important than knowing what to eat. Getting a picture of what your body can and cannot digest and fixing is slowly becoming the path treating certain illnesses. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century.
By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine and food sensitivity analysis addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. You don’t have to have a disease to benefit from functional medicine or food sensitivity test.