Functional medicine is a holistic approach to health assessment that analyzes the biological underpinnings, functional or organic, root cause of the presenting health condition.
Review health conditions from the point of view of gut health, hormonal/endocrine/immune balance, energy and metabolism, and or exposure to environmental toxins.
Elimination diet is often practiced if food sensitivities have played a role in the alteration of the gastrointestinal flora or integrity of the intestinal lining.
In addition, laboratory testing outside of traditional medicine testing is done. Testing may include stool samples to evaluate bacterial microbiota, breath testing, genetic testing, micronutrient evaluations, hormonal testing, and or environmental toxins evaluations.