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What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that addresses the root cause of disease. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. It takes into consideration how all systems in the body work together and looks at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

  • Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases.
  • The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care.
  • Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease.

Functional medicine is the basis for a medical model that will transform healthcare in this epidemic of chronic disease.

Common Conditions treated.

The goal of Functional Medicine is not only to improve your health if you have a chronic illness, but to prevent future health issues. It’s a patient-centered approach, where we address the whole person not just your isolated set of symptoms. 

Common conditions treated include:

  • Anxiety
  • Brain Fog
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Memory loss
  • High Blood Pressure 
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Fatigue
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Obesity/Weight gain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn's disease/Ulcerative Colitis


  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Hot flashes/Menopause
  • Migraines
  • Allergies
  • Joint pain
  • Low Testosterone
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Hot flashes/Menopause
  • and many more...

What Is Functional Medicine? Local doctor Kyle Chavers explains his key to healthier living with 30A Radio.

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