Functional Medicine is a Valuable Tool to Help Restore Your Health

Functional medicine is proven to treat problems such as overweight, fatigue, depression, hormonal imbalance and gastrointestinal dysfunction. Treatment is most effective when the root cause of your problem is directly addressed.

Dr. Arrandt begins with tests that detect the underlying cause. These tests help to determine whether your problem stems from your brain, adrenal glands or your gut, or if it's a malfunction in your body's detoxification process. Whatever the cause, the problem can be effectively addressed using targeted dietary changes, supplements, sleep hygiene, stress management tools and other natural interventions. 

Functional medicine is a valuable tool to help you restore your natural physiological balance. Dr. Arrandt works with hundreds of patients every day and sees "magical" health improvements by applying fundamental principles. 

Functional medicine is a relatively new approach to health that looks at the underlying causes of disease and attempts to correct them before disease sets in. It focuses on determining the root causes by looking at your entire body and environment. Dr. Arrandt's approach looks closely at three systems of your body:

1. Brain/endocrine system, which govern your body's processes through hormones, neurotransmitters, and other biochemical messengers (control center)

2. Digestive system and nutrition (intake)

3. Detoxification system (elimination)

Dr. Arrandt addresses each of these systems with specific laboratory tests, including saliva and urine. It's a kind of "mind mapping"-- essentially taking a snapshot of the mind by measuring things such as the quantity of serotonin and dopamine going in and out of your neurons. This is just one of the many tests that can be performed, and this particular urine test is cutting edge technology. 

This health approach offers enormous advantages which helps to improve symptoms quickly. Patients report improvements in how they feel usually within the first month. It's like a "switch has been flipped." Even for those who have struggled with lifelong health challenges, dramatic results are usually seen within the first couple of months. This is largely because the precise cause of the problem is being addressed. 

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