Functional Medicine

        Holistic Options

Specializing in natural remedies our practitioners provide natural, safe alternatives too many conventional treatments.  You will always be given all your options before deciding with your healthcare provider which is best for you.

Traditional medicine mainly recognizes the symptoms you are experiencing and uses the same symptoms to identify an illness and develop a treatment plan. This treatment plan often entails finding the appropriate pharmaceuticals that will decrease the symptoms. Therefore, if you discontinue the medication, the symptoms usually return. Instead our experience and functional medicine approach has taught us to examine the underlying sources, not merely the symptoms. At our center, we approach health concerns differently. Rather than mask the problem, we seek to restore the natural functioning of our patients’ bodies. We dive deep into the patient's history and biochemistry and ask why this patient is ill. This form of medicine is deeply rooted in science. Therefore, it uses a new framework for evaluating predisposition, hormone variations, and metabolic functions, allowing for a more tailored therapy. 

Our Functional Medicine Services Include
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy 

  • Digestive Heath and Sleep Balance 

  • Prescription/Supplement Maintenance 

  • Peptide Therapy 

  • Genetic Testing

  • Prevention & Wellness

Functional Medicine encompasses gut health, sleep disturbances, and pain management

Being Healthy Starts In Your Gut

Struggling with digestive issues? You're not alone! More Americans are hospitalized with digestive diseases than any other condition according to National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. The gut is a powerhouse within the body — In fact, the gut is an intrinsic link to bettering our overall health and wellness as the gut is the principal area of your body where exchanges are made between you and the outside world and where nutrient uptake takes place. Since most diseases start in the gut, the quality of the flora that resides there is extremely important to overall health. Functional medicine emphasizes incorporating nutrition and lifestyle solutions rather than relying exclusively on pharmaceutical and surgical interventions. 

Not Getting Enough Sleep?

More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Report. There is considerable evidence showing that the gut microbiome not only affects the digestive, metabolic, and immune functions, but also regulates sleep circadian rhythm and mental states through the microbiome-gut-brain axis. Insomnia is one of the most common health challenges we see at our office. Additionally, issues causing sleep deprivation including adrenal stress, cortisol imbalances, hormone imbalances, neurotransmitter imbalances and blood sugar imbalances. Our goal is to provide each patient with a custom personalized road map back to healthy sleep utilizing the principles of natural, holistic health care guided by science based modern functional medicine testing and techniques. 

Pain Management Combined With Functional Medicine Helps Patients With Chronic Pain 

If you suffer from acute or chronic pain, injuries or illness, functional medicine can offer options for improving your pain and quality of life. The functional medicine pain model looks for other underlying problems that could be playing a role in a patient’s pain. While surgeries and drug therapies have their place in the treatment of chronic pain, they are not the only options available to patients. Particularly in the wake of the country’s opioid overdose crisis, patients are in need of safe, non-addictive treatments to address the root causes of chronic pain. Traditional Family Medical Center incorporates functional medicine to help patients alleviate pain without harmful narcotics.          Our services include:

  • An autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet rich in vegetables and fruits with minimal amounts of red meat, sugar, and processed foods. Incorporate the use of dietary supplements with anti-inflammatory benefits.

  • Restorative exercise techniques

  • Sleep hygiene

  • Weight loss for overweight patients. Fat cells secrete adipokines, which increase cytokines and aggravate pain.

  • Stress management techniques. We work on reducing the brain’s perception of pain through the reduction of cortisol, which decreases pain.

  • Lymphatic Drainage & Massage

Functional Medicine In Huntsville Alabama  

Our established patients have the option to receive a house call or a telemedicine visit rather than visit the office.  In the convenience and comfort of your home. The best way to discover if functional medicine is a good option for you is to get in touch with us and make an appointment. Here at our convenient location in Huntsville Alabama, our dedicated professionals will be happy to describe the particulars of this treatment in full, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you decide if this treatment is best for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!  Read about our approach to labs and supplements here.