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Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and restores health by addressing the root causes of disease for each individual.
The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.


By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each individual.


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The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy’s training is unlike any other program in its depth and comprehensive approach to Functional Medicine and positive psychology. 


Functional Medicine Certified Health Coaches make a difference in people’s lives by providing crucial support and guidance to clients recovering from chronic illness or wishing to improve their overall health and well-being. We demystify the path to thriving by helping you craft and stay on a well-designed plan and evaluate progress as we work toward your goals. Along the way,your coach is your ally, providing compassion and accountability and inspiring you to reach a state of optimal wellness faster and better than you could on your own.


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