What is functional medicine and nutritional therapy? Will it help my chronic illness?

At Healthpath we practice Functional Medicine, which looks for the root cause of disease. It can certainly help chronic illness, but it's not an instant solution.

Rather than seeking to diagnose and treat disease states, Functional Medicine takes a systems-biology approach to assessing imbalance in individuals.

We aim to assess and address the underlying causes of the individual’s ill health, and consider each individual to be unique.  

Healthpath practitioners use nutrition and functional medicine to support clients to reach their health goals. We consider your symptoms, health history, diet, lifestyle and test results to work out what you need to restore balance.

This will vary from individual to individual, and could be anything from a specific nutrient to a relaxation practice.

Functional Medicine is evidence-based and practised by a growing number of medical practitioners worldwide. We firmly believe this approach is the only way to tackle the epidemic of chronic health conditions.

Nutritional therapy is recognised as a complementary medicine and is relevant for individuals with chronic conditions, as well as those looking for support to enhance their health and wellbeing.

However, we are categorically not a replacement for your doctor. If you feel you have a medical issue that needs attention, it’s important you book an appointment with your GP.

Our practitioners are not permitted to diagnose or claim to treat or cure medical conditions, and will refer any client with 'red flag' signs or symptoms to their medical professional.


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