What is Functional Healthcare?
Functional Healthcare sometimes referred to as functional nutrition, is a form of a personalized health care that focuses on identifying nutritional, diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors that can be changed to improve the overall health and wellness. Functional Healthcare focuses on building health by restoring your body’s natural ability to function, identifying triggers of the immune system, detoxifying your body, and defining specific food recommendations to heal your gut. The functional healthcare approach is in partnership between the patient and the practitioner. The goal of this partnership is to bring the patient back to health by identifying what lifestyle factors should be changed based on unique circumstances of the individual.
In the Pastoral Science and Medicine perspective, there is no need to diagnose and treat or attempt to identify and cure an illness or disease. PMA licensed practitioners do not practice medicine or prescribe medications. In contrast, the focus is simply on addressing deficiencies and/or malfunctions, restoring balance and improving function through entirely natural means appropriate to your particular situation, and allowing your body to heal itself.
Since PMA practitioners focus on how the various systems in your body are functioning and correcting deficiencies and/or imbalances that may be prohibiting optimal functioning; the guidance you receive from us can be referred to generally as Functional Healthcare.
Dr. Rose determines the underlying cause of each client’s illness. This allows true healing to take place, without fear of symptoms reappearing, or new symptoms rooted in the same cause to appear.
These are a partial list of the chronic conditions most commonly seen:
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Autoimmune Disease
- Digestive Disorders
- Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Leaky Gut
- Mold Illness
- Thyroid Conditions
- Weight Loss Resistance
In addition, Dr. Rose focuses much of his attention on the prevention of future diseases. Most disease processes develop for years in the human body while most people are completely unaware. Cancer grows for 9-12 years before detectable on any medical test. Do you want to wait for disease? Once you have a heart attack will you take your health serious? The Functional HealthCare model focuses on prevention!
Many times in depth tests looking for micronutrient deficiencies, food allergies, hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, heavy metals toxicity, heart rate variability and genetic weakness are necessary to evaluate the body in its current state. Many high-level athletes and growth-minded individuals looking to achieve peak human potential are great candidates for Dr. Rose’s programs.