These five chronic symptoms: digestive problems, fatigue, weight gain, hormone imbalances, and depression are often misunderstood or misdiagnosed when symptoms are what is primarily addressed, and the root cause of the damaged system is overlooked.
The Functional Medicine approach in our office is based on the Kalish Method. We use salivary, urine and sometimes blood labs to identify 3 main system imbalances: neuroendocrine, gastrointestinal, and liver toxicity. Unfortunately, these systems have been compromised long before symptoms have appeared. One of the goals is to determine any problems with the functioning of an organ system before it develops into a disease. Lab test results are the guide to identify the root cause, and determine treatment to rebalance the body.