More than 100 years ago, a wise man named Thomas Edison said the following, “A doctor of the future will give no medicine, yet will instruct the patients to care for the human frame with proper diet and in the cause prevent diseases”. Sadly enough the present era is far from acting upon those wise words instead we all are caught up in the vicious cycle of diagnosing an illness and treating it with a corresponding drug, completely neglecting upon the dietary conditions. We have been witnessing the dark side of conventional sick care system that has been going along for ages, whereas functional medicine is ready to offer a complete all round solution for all illnesses. Most people do not understand the basis of functional medicine; here is some of the reason why we should switch to functional medicine for the good.
Customized care for functional medical patients
The normal practice in the medical industry is, once you are diagnosed with a disease, the doctor will probably prescribe you with a medicine that is been given to every other patient who has the same illness as you. Regardless if you are in a walker frame or in a hospital bed the medicine will not be changed. Functional medicines however take a different approach, taking into consideration that each one of us is designed differently. Therefore what may agree with one patient, may not entirely agree with the next patient. To comply with this factor, the functional medical practitioners are drawn up individual care systems that work for each and every individual patient.
The difference in records of lab testing and functional medicine
The moment we are strike with an illness, we are asked from our medical practitioner to conduct certain lab tests that will assess the details required to complete diagnose. In the lab records there is something called the range that tells us what is normal and what is not? This range is arrived through a bell curve that is in average of the population of that particular lab. According to the lab report if you are one number away from the range provided you are still considered as “normal”, however it realistically mean that you are either moving towards the disease or trending towards optimal health. Many people pay a visit to the doctor to find out what the health issues they are dealing with and the rest results come back as “normal”. However the functional medicine test results are far more accurate and will shed clear light unlike the standard model of lab testing’s’.