The Functional Medicine Approach
The focus of your time with Dr. Gosselin will be
centered on “root-cause” resolution
Getting at the core of the problem, in essence, the root of the problem, can direct the solutions to the problem. Functional Medicine expands the health practitioner’s tool kit to utilize deep listening and partnering with the client as they tell their story.
That's the question that interests me the most.
In addition to careful history taking, physical examination and lab testing when appropriate, Dr. Gosselin will assess key lifestyle factors and fundamental clinical imbalances that can have significant effects on one’s health and the ability to heal.
The Functional Medicine approach that Dr. Gosselin utilizes also takes into account other factors such as:
The air you breathe and the water you drink, the particular diet you eat, the quality of the food available to you, your level of physical activity, and toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced can all affect your health.
Psychological, spiritual, and social factors all can have a profound influence on your health. Developing and utilizing personal practices that increase your resilience can have a huge impact on the effects of your stress physiology.
Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases, your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research shows that your genetic expression may be influenced by many environmental factors, as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That’s good news! It means that your thoughtful choices about how you choose to live your life can actually impact how your genes become activated and subsequently express themselves.
It's not the What... it's the Why....
For most people, we get a diagnosis which really is just a label for the constellation of symptoms that we're experiencing. I think that's the beginning of the journey, not the end. The next step is to ask, "why that diagnosis?”, "why that particular set of symptoms for that person?"