What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is a branch of medicine that closely investigates the root cause of disease. It addresses the underlying pathology and dysfunction to rebalance the body, through changes in diet, lifestyle, supplementation or medication. Treatments are based on the latest evidence-based medical research and trials and are truly at the cutting edge of medicine.
At your consultation, we learn a great deal about the state of your health and well-being through advanced Health Screening tools. These include biochemical tests to diagnose the levels of chemicals in your body and lifestyle questionnaires.
This knowledge is important to determine the exact type of nutrients and foods that can restore you to optimum health and well-being. Our tests also include the most advanced Food Intolerance and Food Allergy Testing available.
Dr Amelia Stephens is our Functional Medicine Special-Interest Doctor. She works closely with patients to gain a thorough understanding of their health conditions to uncover the root causes of what is causing their symptoms. Dr Amelia does this by:
- A comprehensive medical history overview and case examination.
- Specific targeted medical testing using blood, urine, stool, saliva and breath testing as needed.
- Detailed Body System Analysis Questionnaires.
Our tests will show us markers such as oxidative stress, inflammation, and mineral deficiencies in your body. We also gain information about your pH levels, parasites and potential toxicity.
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease
Up to 90% of chronic disease risk is related to lifestyle. Obesity and being overweight are major risk factors for numerous chronic conditions including type-2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Your diet, stress levels and how active you are all play a part in your risk of chronic disease.
How Will Functional Medicine Help You?
At Sante Medical, we focus on whole-patient wellness and disease prevention to attempt to find the underlying cause of your condition no matter your age. We offer highly individualised evidence-based therapy that balances the most effective and least harmful approaches to help your body’s innate healing ability to improve your health.
Our program will assist you to feel more healthy in the long run. Our approach helps prevent and treat illnesses more effectively and complements drug-based therapies. We will support the patient to facilitate life changes that are specific to his/her body and provide excellent results, especially for Chronic Illnesses.
There are so many ways that functional medicine could restore your health and sense of well-being. Our team believes that good health is the platform for a well-balanced and harmonious life. We guarantee your optimum health and well-being in the long run.
Functional medicine is a fantastic adjunct to the other services we provide at Sante Medical in Brisbane.
If you feel your health is not quite right and are struggling for answers, a Functional Medicine consultation with Dr Amelia could set you back on track!