The Functional Medicine approach to illness concerns itself with identifying and treating the underlying or root causes of disease. In this manner, Functional Medicine practitioners are concerned not only with treating ongoing illnesses, but are also committed to preventing disease and maintaining good health.
Chronic disease is a disease that has taken years and years to develop. These are the diseases that plague and cause the demise of almost all Americans over the age of 50.
You need to know, however, if you die at age 50, you have been developing the disease that killed you for over 30 years. The diseases I’m talking about include Heart Disease, Vascular Disease, Cancer, and Neurological Diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.
The simple answer is that if you put “bad actors” in your internal environment and allow them to run wild for many years, the effect will result in some form of chronic disease. The leading bad actors in the internal environment are:
The problem is that the person being affected often doesn’t even know that these bad things are going on. Silent killers. Functional medicine can help.
The “bad actors” listed above are almost always the result of poor dietary habits. A few simple changes in your diet can markedly affect all three of these bad elements.
Changing one’s diet can be a bit of a paradox. On the one hand, it appears to be a simple thing to do once someone shows you what you should eat and what you should not eat.
On the other hand, actually doing it can be difficult. Long-standing dietary habits are hard to break.
At Five Star Vein and Wellness we realize that this can be a problem. We also know that one diet doesn’t fit all. Different diets work for different people.
However, the principles of cutting down on inflammation, elimination of toxins, and maintaining proper hormonal and nutrient balance have to be permanent goals. If you are not willing to commit to striving to reach these goals, then you will NEVER rid yourself of chronic diseases.
At Five Star Vein and Wellness we are committed to helping you achieve your health goals. We are committed to reversing and preventing chronic disease. Participate in our team and change your life!
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