People don’t move to action because of statistics. They move to action because of their hearts. We are hardwired with empathy neurons, billions of them, and human beings are evolutionarily programmed to help one another.” -Rivera Sun
We are currently observing an Autoimmune Epidemic with over 80 Million people diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and many more suffering undiagnosed.
As a Functional Medicine Counselor my goal is to fill in the Gaps of the health care system, and develop a therapeutic partnership with my clients, and my client’s medical teams to investigate the root cause of disease and find resolutions, to help fill the knowledge gaps between Doctors and patients through education, to help fill the time gaps between medical visits and interventions, and to work with the science of the biological systems (ex. the interconnectedness between the brain and gut, how the liver affects hormones, diet and environmental triggers, etc.). I aspire to inspire my clients into lifestyle and behavioral modifications to support their body’s unique bio-individuality toward good health outcome, and increased quality of life.
The goal of Functional Medicine is to get to the root.
“Everything is connected. We are all unique.”
We know from Omics that nothing in Biology is singular, segregated, or deterministic. We know from Precision Medicine that individualized interventions work best. We know from Epigenetics that the factors that influence our genetic expression matter more than the genes themselves.
My goal as a Functional Medicine practitioner is to power my practice with frameworks over formulas such as: client story over statistics, process versus prescriptions, personal evidence versus study evidence, dynamic approaches versus static approaches.