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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine


It is our hope that our approach can reach enough people to not only help you and others adopt The Wellness Method to relieve suffering, but to create a tipping point where this approach is commonplace and a first line of defense, instead of an alternative after everything else fails. No two people are alike. You are unique and have different requirements for creating, maintaining, and restoring your health. To find optimal health, each of us must find for ourselves what exactly those requirements are. 

Functional Medicine is the practice that focuses on improving the function of the body as a whole by resolving the root cause of health issues in each individual. No more guessing. No more experimenting. Its time you, and everyone for that matter are given the opportunity to have a program that is specific for you. 

Having a regimen, a plan, a path to restoring your health is the only way to truly recreate your health and your life. If you still believe your health conditions are resolving because you’ve been prescribed, and are taking medication, we’d like to suggest you open your mind to understanding what true healing is. Medications treat symptoms, but DO NOT to address the causes of illness.  Here at Wellness Method, we are intently focused and interested in all of your symptoms, because they are the clues to seeing your deeper imbalances. Once we find those deeper imbalances and correct them together, healing begins to occur naturally, and the symptoms resolve along with underlying cause of the problem.

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

Our current health care system is not designed to resolve underlying causes of imbalances, disease and illness.  Our current health care system does not allow doctors to spend the time needed to create, execute, and manage a plan that will focus on the root causes of each patients’ issues. US Healthcare is the most expensive healthcare in the world, yet our population is very unhealthy.  Obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, thryoid issues and more have tripled in numbers since the 1980’s.  The number of prescriptions filled for American adults and children rose 85 percent between 1997 and 2016, from 2.4 billion to 4.5 billion a year, according to the health research firm Quintile IMS. During that time, the U.S. population rose 21 percent.

In 2014, nearly 1.3 million people sought emergency room treatment for adverse drug effects, and about 124,000 people died, according to U.S. government data cited by Consumer Reports.

Our country is in crisis and YOU are the only one who can take responsibility for your own health, your own body.  Functional Medicine is a partnership between you and your Functional Medicine Doctor to move you towards not only optimal health, but provide you with a solid education on why things went wrong in the first place and how to sustain your new found health.  

Your continued action and focus on your health empowers YOU to own it and then pass it on to those you love.

“What we accept to be true will define our path in life. Accept nothing but the very best for your health and your path will be filled with restoration, opportunity for change, and vitality!” 

~ Judy Pearson Kobsar