Functional medicine is a logical, systems-oriented approach to the discovery, prevention and treatment of underlying disease processes. Our physicians utilize laboratory testing, supplementation, detoxification, along with interactions from food, lifestyle and environmental factors to discover and treat these underlying processes. Functional medicine shifts from the traditional, disease focused and reactive care approach to a patient-centered approach. Our objective is to establish the normal, healthy balance between the body’s various systems to maintain the health and wellness of our patients. Our functional medicine includes the services below:
Hormone Testing – Hormone testing is performed using saliva submitted to ZRT Laboratory. Saliva testing is useful for assessing estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and DHEA levels. Dietary supplements, nutritional counseling, and transdermal bioidentical hormones are used to rebalance the body when hormone deficiency or excess is found through testing.
Heavy Metal Testing – Utilizing urine samples to determine if heavy metal toxicity is present. Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include lethargy, thyroid dysfunction, memory loss, confusion, weakness, and numbness or tingling in the extremities. Oral chelation therapy, supplementation and source detection / elimination is used once the specific toxic metal is discovered.
Detoxification – Liver detoxification aids in the removal of excessive toxins found in our environment, food and water. When incoming toxins surpass the amount of toxins leaving our body, the toxic burden increases, and can present as symptoms that vary from fatigue to frequent illness and even the inability to lose weight.
Lab Testing/Blood-Work – Lab tests can be ordered and reviewed in our office for various conditions. These tests range from general metabolic panels and simple blood-work, to specific tests for vitamin D deficiency, arthritic conditions, autoimmune diseases, or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Supplementation – Supplementation offers a way to correct for nutritional or metabolic deficiencies and can serve as an alternative to pharmaceutical medications. Prolonged use of certain pharmaceuticals can lead to the depletion of the body’s vitamins and minerals.
DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. DeLand Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.