"Functional Medicine determines how and why illness occurs and seeks to address the root causes of disease in an individual." -IFM
This tree represents exactly how
functional medicine works.
The tree dies because of what's underground, not above ground.
Your body works the same way. If you're experiencing anything above ground it started on the inside (below ground).
Adding "mulch" (medication) doesn't fix what's below ground, it just covers it up.
Female, 54, experiencing neck pain, back pain, head pain, arm pain, digestive issues, insomnia, headaches for the past 25 years with no answers from traditional medicine. After a detailed history, it was discovered that she was suffering from malnourishment. We laid out a plan to gradually increase her food and water intake and as she followed the plan her symptoms diminished.