#1. HEALTH COMES FROM THE INSIDE
Our bodies are AMAZING! They were designed to be in a state of health and to be self-healing and self-regulating. Refuse to believe the lies that "you're just getting old" or that you have to rely on an outside-in approach to maintain health. Your body knows exactly what to do to heal itself. Sometimes we just need to provide it with a little help.
#2. SIMPLICITY AND CONSISTENCY
Leonardo da Vinci's statement that "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" remains a guiding principle for us. We believe in the power of consistent, disciplined focus, avoiding the allure of fads, shortcuts, and extremes. Although we tend to overestimate what we can achieve in the short term, we frequently underestimate what we can accomplish in the long run. By maintaining a steadfast and focused approach, we help our patients achieve lasting progress towards their goals.
#3. PROPER MECHANICAL AND CHEMICAL FUNCTION
Functional medicine recognizes that the proper mechanical and chemical function of the body is essential for optimal health. Disruptions in these functions can lead to a range of health issues, affecting everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and mental health. By taking a holistic approach to healthcare, functional medicine aims to identify and address the root causes of these disruptions, rather than simply treating symptoms.
#4. BEING MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND SPIRITUALLY IN-TUNE
The vast majority of health problems today stem from one common problem: mental mismanagement. Whether we're struggling with obesity, depression, anxiety, chronic illness, stress or other health problems. Learning to better cope with and manage the daily stress we encounter will have a massive impact on our overall health.
#5. FUELING OURSELVES PROPERLY
Food is fuel. We have to shift our paradigm from one of merely feeding to fueling for success. How do you want to perform in life? The most successful people fuel for optimal performance rather than simply feeding for pleasure. How will you choose to fuel yourself?