I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis five years ago. Besides the typical symptoms of weight gain and fatigue, I also started having anxiety, panic attacks, vertigo and palpitations to the point where everyday tasks became difficult if not impossible to get done. I knew I needed to find someone that would take the time to figure out what was going on. I found Vine Healthcare and met with Dr. Scott in January 2018. I followed the plan he laid out and after only a few days noticed a difference. In the eight weeks since I started, I have not had a panic attack, vertigo, palpitations or anxiety. My energy level is slowly increasing and my weight is starting to come off. Dr. Scott listened to my history and figured out the plan to get me healthy. I highly recommend Dr. Scott and the team at Vine Healthcare.
Functional Medicine is personalized medicine. It is a holistic, supportive, patient-doctor partnership approach to healthcare. It is also a science based approached to healing. Our bodies and their organ systems are masterpieces of design. The intricate functions of these systems and the interrelationships as a whole are awesome to consider. As Functional/Integrative Medicine practitioners, we consider the ‘vine’-like connectedness of interactions that occur along nutritional, digestive, detoxification, energy metabolism, hormonal, structural, and immune/inflammatory pathways. We have a very different approach to your health than that of traditional medicine, as we look to treat ‘root’ causes of disease. We can only come to understand the ‘root’ causes of your specific health concerns by taking a very detailed medical history, spending time getting to know and understand you during our consultation, examining your body, and assessing laboratory tests. We not only use Functional Medicine to treat current diseases you are experiencing, we also assess your risk for developing certain health conditions or chronic diseases down the road. We believe that your health is only about 20% inherited by your genes (Genomics) and 80% environmental through your diet and lifestyle (Nutrigenomics). By partnering with you in treatment from the roots to the branches we take a proactive approach to your health rather than a reactive (conventional medicine) approach. You can modify your risk of disease through diet and lifestyle changes.
For additional information you can visit the Institute of Functional Medicine’s website at: www.functionalmedicine.org