Nutrition plays a huge role in your health and recovery. I don’t think anyone could disagree with that statement. But what does that mean, exactly? There is a guru to follow on every magazine, blog, or TV show. Or, there’s a friend or family member who had the exact same thing; and you should take this supplement or do this cleanse. Don’t get me wrong… You probably got decent advice which will in general, be healthy and most likely not make you feel worse. But if you’re spending time and money on a program, you owe it to yourself to have a personalized plan with a measurable goal in mind.
What is FIM? Well, it’s not medicine as you know it when you see you medical doctor. It’s also not some strange or controversial alternative therapy without any research or science. Functional Integrative Medicine is a patient oriented approach to health. It does not treat disease. Rather, it looks to optimize your body’s natural healing process by supporting deficiencies or reducing excess which are unique to you.
Your body is a biochemical machine and given the right environment, it can recover from most health challenges. Most providers will use food and lifestyle changes to restore your health. In more challenging cases, food based supplements may be recommended in addition to your program. The goal is always to find a sustainable and affordable way for you to take control of your health.