The body is best examined and treated as an integrated whole, not simply an isolated parts. For accurate diagnosis and effective treatment, the physicians work with the dynamic process of homeostasis (self-balance), rather than against it. For example, evaluating organ function versus organ pathology is one of the principles of Functional Medicine.
The goal of Functional Medicine is to improve your physiological, emotional, and physical function based on a treatment plan individually crafted for your body. Most lab tests compare your test results to “normal” ranges. If you are within the normal range, you will most likely be told you are fine. However, “normal” doesn’t necessarily mean you are healthy due to the way the normal ranges are determined.
Normal ranges are determined by taking the results of about 100-200 people who were recently tested at that lab (not a centralized agency) and averaging them to create the midpoint of a normal range, with the high and low sides being two standard deviations from the average.
Unfortunately, most of the results used in the calculation are from people who were having the tests because they have a health problem. As a result, normal test results simply mean you are not yet as sick as the other people used to determine the normal range.
Our Functional Based Nutrition Analysis provides individualized, natural health solutions designed to promote optimum health based on imbalances and dysfunction identified from the test results. No comparisons to “normal” ranges. Just a clear and simple assessment of your current health based on comprehensive testing.