Functional Medicine

Healing - Body, mind, and spirit.

Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.

The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.

Vitamins & Supplements

Your body needs vitamins and minerals each day to remain healthy and function properly. A balanced diet normally supplies sufficient vitamins. Common causes of vitamin deficiencies are poor eating habits, alcohol abuse, emotional stress, the improper absorption of vitamins and minerals (usually due to liver or intestinal disorders), the intake of medicines that interfere with the ingestion of vitamins and lack of exposure to sunlight. ​ Even when maintaining a healthy diet, you still need to take vitamins. Proper food consumption should always be accompanied by vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and supplements can provide your body with the daily requirements needed for your optimal health.

Holistic Vitamin Supplementation

Holistic. The term has become popular; because to live holistically, implies that one is living in balance-between mind, body and spirit. All three aspects of that balance are important to becoming whole. Each interacts with and affects the other. Mind, body and spirit are each affected directly by the nutrient levels in our bodies. Therefore, it is important to give your body the best building blocks possible.

Vitamins and supplements cannot replace a healthy diet and lifestyle. However, we often need help on the road to optimal health. Research has shown how stress, the environment and lower quality food all play a role in vitamin and mineral depletion. Vitamin supplements were created to prevent the diseases that occur when we do not have certain minimal levels of those vitamins in our bodies There is a multitude of vitamins and supplements with so many reasons to take each one that most people end up overwhelmed. More often that not, less is more. Excess amounts of certain supplements and vitamins can negate any health benefit they might have in lower amounts. Find the right balance. Take what you need, in the right amount, from a high quality source. Start with supplementing what your body needs to function properly, such as a high quality multi-vitamin with essential minerals. Add other supplements, as need, based on your individual health level. It is important to work with a health care professional that will support your journey to optimal health by guiding you in your individual needs and to ensure that the supplements you are taking are of high quality. The last thing you want is to spend money on a vitamin or supplement that does not actually contain what is needed or is in a form that your body cannot absorb.

Remember that you are trying to give your body the best building blocks it needs to stay healthy. Keep focused in your dedication toward optimal health.

WomanCare offers high quality vitamins. We carry Apex, Biotic Research, Design for Health, Metagenics, NuMedica, OrthoMolecular, Pure Encapsulations, Thorne, and Xymogen products to ensure that you are getting the best quality vitamin and supplements available. These vitamins are Pharmaceutical grade supplements, which means you are getting exactly what is listed and that you can rest assured the products are pure and clear of harmful contaminants. This level of product is also easy for your body to adsorb, and that means a healthier you in a shorter period of time.

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