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'Thinking the way you’ve always thought, and doing things you’ve always done, will only lead to more of the same. You need to get disruptive with your health choices!'
Dr. Mark Hyman, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and eleven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author.
'It’s not about patching symptoms, it’s about understanding the root cause.
Your genes don’t work in isolation – they work with each other and the body’s environment. What we eat, how we move, our stress levels and our emotional lives affect how our genes behave. Understanding your individual genetic blueprint can guide you to make better health choices that help you to live happier, longer and better.'
Dr. Yael Joffe, PhD
'We require medicine capable of identifying and treating the upstream causes of chronic diseases; medicine that recognises that one person's causes and treatments, may be very different from someone else's. This is personalised medicine.'
Dr Jeffery Bland, PhD. Hailed as the 'Father of Functional Medicine'. Chief Science Officer and President of Metagenics. Founder of the Personalised Lifestyle Medicine Institute: www.plminstitute.org
Functional Medicine aims to determine how and why illness occurs, and aims to restore optimal wellness by addressing the root causes of disease which are unique for each person. By addressing root causes rather than symptoms alone, practitioners can identify the complexities of the disease. They may find that one condition has many different causes, and/or that one cause may result in many different conditions.
The Functional Medicine Institute www.ifm.org