I was a mess when I got to Vine. For over 10 years I had suffered with stomach issues as well as chronic inflammation in my knees and back. I went to various doctors and specialist and spent 10s of thousands of dollars in tests. All were inconclusive and I was offered various prescriptions that they were not sure would do anything. My wife found Vine Healthcare and Dr. Ellen. Within 2 weeks of being there my symptoms were subsiding and I felt better and more clear than I had in years. 6 weeks in family and friends said they couldn’t believe the levels of energy and positivity that were coming from me. All of this without one prescribed drug or surgery. Dr. Ellen and her team are phenomenal. Everyone there is knowledgeable and genuinely care about making you the best you can be. I can’t recommend Vine Healthcare enough. Give it a try and you will never regret it!
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