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Why Do We Need Functional Medicine?

  • Today’s society is experiencing a jump in the number of people who suffer from chronic and complex diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, mental illness and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Most physicians practice a system of medicine orientated towards acute care and the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg.
  • The acute care approach to medicine, unfortunately, lacks the proper methodology and tools for treating and preventing chronic and complex diseases.
  • A huge gap exists between up-to-date research and the way doctors practice. The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into medical practice is enormous — as much as 50 years! — particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness.
  • Most physicians do not have adequate training to assess the underlying causes of chronic, complex diseases and to use strategies such as diet, nutrition and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their patients.

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