Taking Medicine to a New Level and Making it Work for You
To heal a patient, we must understand all aspects of the individual. Integrative and functional medicine uses various sciences for the treatment of mind, body and soul. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach, and engaging both patient and practitioner through an ongoing therapeutic partnership. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered methodology, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions between genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors, and how they 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.
How is Integrative and Functional Medicine Different than Traditional Medicine?
Integrative and functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of disease, or “dis-ease”. Disease is what happens to the body when physiologic and cellular processes are not in a balanced state. This imbalance allows stress to overcome our natural processes and we manifest a state of illness. Hallmarks of a functional medicine approach include:
- Patient-centered care. The focus of functional medicine is on patient-centered care, promoting health as a positive vitality, beyond just the absence of disease. By listening to the patient and learning his or her story, the practitioner brings the patient into the discovery process and tailors treatments that address the individual’s unique needs.
- An integrative, science-based healthcare approach. Functional medicine practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each patient is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.
- Integrating best medical practices. Functional medicine integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” or “integrative” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise. We use laboratory testing as well as other diagnostic techniques, in addition to prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress-management techniques.
Weight Loss: Making the Right Choices
Because maintaining a healthy weight is a combination of both mental and physical processes, Hall Longevity Clinic can target your eating behavior, and help you to think more about how and why you eat.
At Hall Longevity Clinic we believe that a healthier you can be achieved today! We provide an integrated approach to measuring the body’s metabolic functioning, analyzing the results, and developing a plan to achieve a realistic weight and ideal state of health. A key to weight loss is changing one’s lifestyle, which is something that crash dieting does not emphasize. We will help you not only to lose weight, but also teach you how to keep off that weight for the rest of your life.
Depending on your individual needs, Hall Longevity Clinic can also administer injectable lipotropics, natural plant extracts, and human hormone chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG), most well known for its effective role in the “Simeon Diet.” The use of this combination helps you dramatically lose weight over an average of 6-8 weeks, burning fat while preserving skeletal muscle. When used in conjunction with a personally modified paleo-diet with high-protein and low-calorie intake, this is one of the most successful weight loss programs available today.
Weight loss is not easy, but we will be there through your entire journey in order to ensure success. We will use our unique Psychological Food Consumption Assessment to decipher emotionally how and why you eat, in order to tailor the most effective program, which fits into your preexisting lifestyle. With Hall Longevity Clinic you are not alone.
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