What are root causes of illness?
Root causes are the key drivers that lead to stress, damage, and cellular dysfunction in the body. These root causes can be broken down into
- Environmental exposures- chemicals, heavy metals, allergens, mycotoxins
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Physical injury
- Negative thoughts and trauma
The above can be complicated by genetics, but once identified, can be overcome with the right nutrients and lifestyle modifications (epigenetics).
How do root causes effect or health?
Root causes when uncorrected lead to secondary physiologic changes in the body. Common findings include:
- Blood sugar dysregulation/insulin resistance
- Hormone imbalances
- GI dysfunction
Common Symptoms in the Functional Medicine Clinic
When these physiologic imbalances last long enough and become chronic, symptoms arise. Common symptoms in the functional medicine clinic include:
- Constipation and/or diarrhea
- Fatigue and low energy
- Acid reflux
- Brain fog and memory decline
- Joint pain
- Weight gain
- High blood pressure
- Acne and hair loss
The Mind Body Balance Clinic Approach
Dr. Quintana takes a thorough history, along with using detailed health assessments, to help identify keys areas of dysfunction. Laboratory assessments are utilized to help confirm and further identify underlying root causes. Lab panels may include blood, saliva, stool, and urine samples. The appreciate tests are discussed at your initial visit with the functional medicine doctor.
Once the work up stage is compete, you will follow up with the doctor to review and discuss your findings. At this appointment, a custom therapy plan is cultivated just for you! No cookie cutter approaches because you are unique. Therapy plans include targeted nutritional supplements, herbs, and support to each of your pillars of health. Patients may also be recommended for chiropractic, HeartMath, orthopedic massage, dry needling, or PEMF therapies to assist in their healing process.