Boulder Functional Medicine and Nutrition

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Functional medicine is a system of healthcare that seeks to find the underlying cause of symptoms. Functional medicine often uses Western diagnostic tools like blood work, urine, stool, saliva, and hair samples, and breath tests to identify imbalances. We ask detailed questions about your health history, environmental factors, and current lifestyle. Root causes are addressed holistically through nutrition, lifestyle adjustments, herbs and supplements, exercise, mindfulness, and occasionally pharmaceuticals. I work closely with a local MD and NP who can prescribe if needed to help you get the best possible care.

Chinese Medicine is the original functional medicine. It’s been around for 3,000-5,000 years. Western allopathic care is finally getting around to looking at the body more holistically again.

Read more about how functional medicine can change your health and your life.

Boulder Functional Medicine Consults

I can review your labwork or order new labwork to assess how Traditional Chinese Medicine and diet and supplement therapies may contribute to your health. This is called a functional medicine approach. We are looking at root causes of your symptoms and using food, herbs, supplements, and lifestyle adjustments as medicine to tailor treatment specifically to your body’s chemistry.

Boulder Functional Medicine Testing

We partner with Cyrex Labs leaky gut, SIBO, and food allergy testing, DUTCH Hormone Panels, Doctor’s Data Stool Tests, Celiac/Gluten and Thyroid Panels, Heavy Metals tests, and Great Plains Laboratory Stool and Urine tests to help determine the best course of treatment.

Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements

I often recommend vitamins, supplements, and Western or Chinese herbal formulas. I always choose the highest quality products, with independent 3rd party testing and FDA approval. Herbs and supplements are allergen-free or low-allergen and do not contain heavy metals. You can feel confident you are getting the best, most therapeutic formulations from trusted companies.

Nutrition Guidance

Food is medicine. Everything you eat either helps or hurts your health. This can seem like an overwhelming responsibility, but it is also a tremendous opportunity. Most people have complete control over their diet. This means you can choose to promote your health every single time you eat. I believe true healing must include changes to diet and lifestyle in order to be lasting. I offer nutritional counseling with each acupuncture session. This includes advice on foods to eat for your particular constitution and symptoms. I offer weight-loss advice, eating plans for chronic disease, and nutrition advice for specific conditions like allergies, migraines, or acne.

Wellness Blog

I am so passionate about food, I regularly post healthy recipes on my blog. I also post “Health Tips” on topics like natural beauty care, why magnesium is important or how to curb sugar cravings.