What is Functional Medicine?
What is Functional Medicine? Functional Medicine is an evolutionary approach to better address the healthcare needs of modern life. Functional Medicine takes a patient-centered (versus disease-centered) approach by looking at you as a whole person and not just a set of symptoms. We spend time looking in-depth into your health history and the interactions between genetics, environment, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic diseases. Functional Medicine supports your unique expression of health and vitality.
How Will A Functional Medicine Doctor in Orland Park, IL Help Me Restore My Health?
As a whole, we are seeing a dramatic increase in people who are suffering from complex and chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders (Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis), chronic digestive disorders (Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis), liver disease (fatty liver disease), thyroid disorders, cancers, and mental illnesses.
Functional Medicine integrates Western medicine with holistic medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and movement. We use the latest laboratory testing including blood, stool, saliva, urine, and hair analysis; along with other diagnostic techniques to get a clear picture of your health. We integrate supplements, botanical medicines, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress management techniques.
Is Functional Medicine Right For Me?
For many people wanting to feel better is a long and frustrating journey. When you were younger you were happy and healthy moving through life without thinking about your health. As you got a little older and have more stress in your life, you started to feel “off” or notice you are “not quite right” more often. So, you started looking for help. You probably started going to the doctor, who told you “everything is normal, get some more sleep”. Maybe you tried to give your immune system a boost on your own without any luck. So, you keep on muddling through life year after year not feeling any better.
Now you have more symptoms (fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and on and on the list goes). You go back to the doctor knowing now they will be able to find something wrong with me. And again…. nothing. All your tests are normal.
Then even more time goes by and now you have even more symptoms that continue to worsen. Finally, you go back to the doctor and now your test results are positive…
So, What Does That Mean?
It means you are now sick enough for a doctor to diagnose you with a chronic disease. Which they will then prescribe you medicine to try to help you manage or treat your symptoms.
But wait a minute! “I don’t want medicine! I want to feel better!” This can’t be it, there has to be an alternative out there.
Anchored in Health is here to tell you that you are absolutely right! There is something more out there, an alternative… and this it is! Functional Medicine Doctors have been around for years, but not everyone knows about them. Functional Medicine looks for the root causes of disease and illness.
This is where Functional Medicine shines! First, Functional Medicine Doctor Cindy Jakubiec will look closely at your health history and the journey you have been on so far. Next, she will take all the information she has gathered to find the root cause of the illness. Finally, you’ll be able to make a plan together about the best path forward to restore your health.
What Should I Expect in My Functional Medicine Visit?
When we meet, you will have a Functional Nutritional Assessment that is looking for nutrition-related findings and clinical patterns. We spend a great deal of time discussing your health history along with your family health history, your environment, and lifestyle factors. We focus on anthropometrics, laboratory findings, and clinical indicators. Along with diet and nutrition.
Get A Personalized Approach With a Holistic Doctor in Orland Park, IL.
Your initial visit is the beginning of your journey to restore your health. This is a process that takes time and dedication. Dr. Cindy Jakubiec approaches every person who comes to her seeking to improve their health as just that… an individual with very distinct concerns and needs.
Health care must be personalized to fit every individual person and unique concerns. Our Holistic Doctor understands that no two people are in the exact same place, with the same health challenges or the same health goals.
Are You Ready to Restore Your Health With Functional Medicine in Orland Park, IL?
Tired of knowing that something is wrong but you keep getting brushed off by doctors? Anchored in Health wants to change that and help you find the root cause of that feeling. Dr. Cindy Jakubiec, a holistic doctor, can help you address chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, weight gain, hormone imbalance, and more! When you’re ready it takes three easy steps.
- Contact us today to speak with a holistic doctor
- Schedule your initial appointment
- Begin to restore your health
Other Services offered by Anchored in Health in the Chicago Area
In order to help you start feeling your best, we offer more than just appointments for holistic medicine in Orland Park, IL. We also offer thermograms, genetic testing, and Shape ReClaimed. For help with reducing pain and relieving stress, we offer chiropractic services, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Contact us today to learn more.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your health goals!
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There is no better time than now!