222016Aug

The Beauty of Functional Medicine

What do Doctors Kiellerman, Oz, Hyman, and Mercola have in common? They are all licensed Medical
Doctors….physicians who have learned through personal experience and education the practise of a
growing phenomenon in the medical world, known as Functional Medicine.

Allopathic, or what we know as conventional medicine, diagnoses illness, and matches a disease with an
appropriate drug intervention. It is essential for the treatment of acute illnesses and emergencies such
as heart attacks, strokes, infectious diseases, accidents, and surgeries. This medical model is quite
ineffective at curing most chronic illness and is often little more than band aid therapy.

Functional medicine focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of the myriad of chronic
illnesses that plague modern day society. Hormonal, digestive, allergic, metabolic, and neurological
problems cause suffering for many on a daily basis. Instead of a disease focus, functional medicine treats
individuals who present with symptoms, imbalances, and dysfunctions. The visible disease is most often
a reflection of an underlying altered physiology, dysfunction, and/or imbalances in bodily systems.
Identifying and treating the source cause or causes of illness, as Functional Medicine does, has a much
better chance at successfully resolving an individual’s health challenges.

Dr Kiellerman is like a medical detective, using comprehensive blood, saliva, urine, genetic and hair
mineral testing along with a complete personal detailed health history to assess what is either lacking or
impeding each individual patient’s optimal state of physiology. Like all Functional Medicine practitioners,
he spends time with each patient looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle
factors that can influence long term health and complex chronic disease.

He views each patient as genetically and biochemically unique, with an intelligent body capable of
healing and each client as the product of a complicated, intricate web of chemical, hormonal and
biological processes. With the appropriate interventions of nutrition, nutraceuticals, human identical
hormone replenishment, and lifestyle education, Dr Kiellerman assists everyone achieve their capacity
to heal and prevent nearly all chronic illnesses associated with aging.

Proactive, predictive, personalized medical car that empowers patients to take an active role in their
own health.

Sir William Osler, one of the first professors at Sir Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said:
“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

“If you listen carefully to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis”