Functional and Nutritional Medicine

Modern science is showing how food talks directly to your genes (fields of “nutrigenomics” and “epigenetics”). The type and quality of food you put in your body alters how your genes are expressed, changing your metabolism and setting the foundation for health. Vitality is not just about maintaining a healthy weight or calories in and out. Eating whole, fresh, plant strong foods give your body the types of messages that support optimal functioning and creation of health.

There are just a few ingredients needed to make a healthy human
  • Real, whole, fresh food
  • Light, water, air
  • Physical movement and restorative sleep
  • Rhythm, love, connection
  • Meaning and purpose
A new lens: “Functional Medicine”

Functional medicine is a new multidisciplinary medical approach focusing on understanding the underlying causes of disease and how our genes, environment, and lifestyle interact to determine health or dis-ease. Functional medicine physicians honor the uniqueness and individuality of each of our patients focusing on addressing the needs of a whole person. A patient-centered approach puts your unique biochemical make-up, medical history, and personal health goals as the central focus. We work to find the root cause of illness and support the body’s innate healing processes using an approach that is an effective blend of classic medical practice with functional and nutritional perspectives. We empower patients with the knowledge to gain greater insight into their health.

Working together, we will craft a comprehensive plan focusing on removing the obstacles to health and giving back the ingredients for optimal function. The body has the wisdom and knows what to do when given the right ingredients and environment. Dis-ease goes away as a side effect of creating health.


This approach is great for people with chronic medical conditions such as:

  • Pre-diabetes, Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

We will guide you through individually tailored comprehensive dietary and lifestyle prescriptions for both the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases, performance optimization, and improvement in overall vitality. We will be partners on your journey forward towards the joy of full expression living a healthy life.

Learn more:

Institute for Functional Medicine (