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Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centred focus of medical practice to a more patient-centred approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.

Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Anti-Aging Medicine

Anti-aging Medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans.

Anti-aging Medicine complements regenerative medicine, as both specialties embrace cutting-edge biomedical technologies aimed at achieving benefits for both the quality and quantity of the human lifespan.

Orthomolecular Medicine

The basis for the development of Orthomolecular Medicine, was the understanding based on clinical experience that a great deal of ill health had at its roots a deficiency of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. While classic deficiency diseases were very uncommon in industrialized countries, there were a large number of individuals suffering from insufficiency of nutrients, which were contributing to ill health.

These deficiencies meant that the system was not functioning optimally and that various enzyme systems and other metabolic processes would be compromised. Ill health can be the result of a real nutritional deficiency, because the diet may be inadequate, or a deficiency resulting from various inherited enzyme abnormalities leading to nutrient deficiencies.