Functional medicine looks to discover the root cause of health concerns by examining the role of diet, nutrition, environmental toxins, and infections as a cause of illness. Its primary focus assesses the way these factors influence both the digestive, immune and endocrine systems.

Functional medicine places priority on the following:

•    Inflammation
•    Nutritional deficiencies
•    Oxidative stress
•    Toxic exposure and heavy metals
•    Weakness in the immune system
•    Hormones and neurotransmitters
•    Psychological constancy and the mind-body connection