Do you feel like you are doing all the right things but still don’t get results?
You eat healthy (perhaps even organic), you take supplements, you exercise and try to stay active. You have tried different diets or maybe even a “cleanse” or “detox” with varying degrees of success.
And still you wonder:
Why can’t I lose weight?
Why am I so tired all of the time?
Why doesn’t anything work for me?
You are not alone.
So many people fall into the trap of thinking calories in should be less than calories out … or that, clearly, they are not doing enough cardio … or that, if they just gave up gluten, all of their problems would disappear.
This way of understanding the body is too simplistic … and mostly incorrect.
You see, while the body is made up of many complex systems, organs and processes, ensuring it functions optimally shouldn’t be complicated. The trick lies in understanding how the body is an integrated web of systems (i.e., immune, hormonal, gastrointestinal, etc) rather than a series of disconnected symptoms. Each system relies on each other to “perform their job”. When there are imbalances in one or more of these systems, your health becomes compromised.
So, when a symptom arises, whether it is stubborn weight, fatigue, acne, allergies, bloating, constipation, poor sleep, non-hereditary hair loss, etc, your body is telling you that there are imbalances that need to be addressed. Symptoms may be common, but they are not normal. But, when you “treat” the symptom with medication, for instance, you might mask it but you are not getting rid of it.
Suppressing symptoms in the body without identifying and addressing the root cause will lead to other symptoms and ultimately dis-ease.
So, how can you start to get the results you desire?
Most certainly, it starts with the kinds of food you are eating, the thoughts you are thinking and the amount of movement you are getting.
But what else?
As a Functional Health Practitioner, I utilize the principles of functional medicine which is based on the premise that body has the ability to heal and prevent nearly all the diseases of aging – provided we nourish and support ourselves in optimal ways. This approach seeks to find the root cause or mechanism involved with any loss of bodily function, which reveal clues as to why a set of symptoms appear in the first place.
A functional approach to your health care is a good option if you are frustrated with suppressing symptoms and being told that everything is “normal” despite ongoing health challenges. This method strives to help people regain their health and vitality within a systematic, empathetic, collaborative, and supportive framework.