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Global Vitality Clinic 

          Functional medicine is the art of healing that addresses the whole person - the body, mind, and spirit. It's about finding the root cause of disease and unleashing the body's natural healing power. Unlock your body's potential with functional medicine."


Essential data required to Perform Functional Medicine 

1. Medical History: Understand your past to improve your present health. 2. Lifestyle: Personalized lifestyle plans for a healthier you. 3. Environment: Your environment matters for your overall health. 4. Advanced Lab Testing: Measure your health for better treatment. 5. Personalized Nutrition: Eat right for your unique needs. 6. Personalized Lifestyle: Make healthy changes that work for you. 7. Nutrient Supplements: Fill nutrient gaps for optimal health. 8. Detoxification Protocols: Eliminate toxins and support wellness. 9. Collaboration: Comprehensive healthcare for better outcomes. 10. Holistic Approach: A whole-person approach to health and wellness.


Essential Tests in functional medicine 

1. Test for Environmental toxins: Substances in the environment that can harm our health, like pesticides, heavy metals, and pollution. Example: A test to measure levels of lead in the body. 2. Test for Gut biomes: The collection of microorganisms living in our gut, which play an important role in digestion, immune function, and overall health. Example: A stool test to assess the diversity and balance of gut bacteria. 3. Test for Nutrition/metabolism/absorption: How our body processes and uses nutrients from food, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Example: A blood test to measure levels of important vitamins and minerals. 4.test for Gut flora: Another term for the microorganisms living in our gut, which can be influenced by diet, medications, and other factors. Example: A breath test to assess levels of hydrogen, which can indicate bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. 5. Test for Mitochondrial function: The energy-producing organelles in our cells that are crucial for overall health and disease prevention. Example: A urine test to measure levels of organic acids, which can provide insights into mitochondrial function. 6. Test for Inflammatory markers: Signs of inflammation in the body, which can be caused by a variety of factors like infection, injury, or chronic disease. Example: A blood test to measure levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), which is a common marker of inflammation. 7.test for Hormonal studies: Tests to assess hormone levels, which can impact a wide range of bodily functions including mood, energy, and metabolism. Example: A saliva test to measure levels of cortisol, which is an important stress hormone. 8. Test for Autoimmune markers: Indicators of immune system dysfunction, which can lead to autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis. Example: A blood test to measure levels of antibodies against specific organs or tissues in the body. 9. Test for food sensitivity/allergy: The body's response to certain substances, which can range from mild sensitivity to severe allergic reactions. Example: A skin prick test to identify allergies to common allergens like pollen, dust mites, or pet dander.


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