We believe that Functional Medicine is the future of conventional medicine. It is a science-based method to identify and address the root causes of discomfort, dysfunction, and disease. We view your body and your life as a whole, integrated system, not a collection of independent organs, or compartments divided up by medical specialties. By diagnosing and treating the whole system, we are able to address both the cause and the symptoms.
Goldzone Medical Clinic physicians spend quality time with you as a client, listen to your history, map your personal timeline, and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex chronic disease.
Perhaps you have experienced being examined by your doctor, having blood tests done, x-rays or other diagnostic tests taken, only for your doctor to report back that “all your tests are normal”. Yet, both you and your doctor know that you are unwell.
Unfortunately, this experience is all too common. Our physicians aim to reduce this problem by applying a new model that focuses on treating your body as a whole system, that treats the causes and the symptoms, that sees the body as a whole organism, rather than a collection of organs. This emerging model of diagnosis and treatment – called Functional Medicine better matches the need to improve the management and prevention of chronic diseases.
By changing the disease-centered focus of medical practice to this client-centered approach, our physicians are able to support the healing process by viewing health and illness as part of a cycle in which all components of the human biological system interact dynamically with your environment. This process helps to seek and identify genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may shift your health from illness to well-being.
Resources & References
Reversing the Chronic Disease Trend: Six Steps to Better Wellness > View or Download the .PDF