Functional Medicine in Clarksville
Would you benefit from functional medicine in Clarksville? While functional medicine has recently gained increased attention, it is actually a system of healing that has been in the making for hundreds of years.
Functional Medicine in Clarksville TN
Functional medicine has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, western health care, and the latest in health care research, taking the best of each and combining them into an independent healing approach. This new approach is one that focuses on the cause of disease rather than focusing on symptoms. Through the concentration on symptoms, our health care system has gradually been converted to a disease care system, and functional medicine offers a viable approach to reverse this trend. To accomplish this, functional medicine practitioners view the body as a whole, taking into account nutritional, environmental, and genetic factors. Through active doctor-patient communication, functional medicine practitioners embrace the word doctor, which literally means teacher in Latin, allowing you to take control of your health.
Unfortunately, as the state of health has changed throughout our nation, our health care system has remained fairly stagnant in its approach to healing. While our country’s traditional approach to treatment was successful for the types of diseases present in 1920, it has grown less effective at treating the current epidemics of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes. While the diseases of days gone by were typically of short duration and responded well to quick fixes such as surgery and medication, it has become increasingly evident that todays chronic conditions require a different approach.
The complexity of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis far outweigh that of conditions previously treated by our health care system. An increased complexity of diseases requires an equally comprehensive approach to treatment. Where traditional medicine has focused on the condition, functional medicine is aimed at treating the individual. Through this approach, functional medicine practitioners consider the unique genetic, environmental, and occupational factors that may be contributing to a persons sickness. By doing so, these health care providers can focus on individualizing nutritional, supplementation, and exercise plans as a means to address a person’s health status.
What makes functional medicine unique?
With chronic diseases currently spiraling out of control, it has been become increasingly obvious that a different health care approach is both needed and warranted. Instead of treating the disease once it is already present, doesn’t it make more sense to concentrate on preventing the condition in the first place? Functional medicine is unique in that it often focuses on variations in metabolism to both identify a predisposition to developing a condition and to discover the underlying cause if already present. As mentioned previously, functional medicine practitioner's concentrate on being your health care teacher. Can you remember a time your doctor truly educating you about your health care condition? Through this avenue, functional medicine practitioners will allow you to take back control of your health. After all, you are the one suffering from the condition, shouldn’t your treatment be focused on you and not the other people who have had similar problems?
Functional medicine is also one of the few health care choices that views the body as a whole. This is important considering that every single system in your body is dependent on the next to function properly. To take this holistic approach, these practitioners consider all variables including; your personal history, genetic make up, occupational, nutritional, and social factors. All of these factors play a role in the expression of health and disease.
Finally, once the cause of your condition has been discovered, functional medicine practitioners use the best from multiple health care disciplines to properly treat the cause. For example, after a careful diagnosis following the use of various imaging and laboratory testing, many practitioners utilize a combination of dietary changes, supplements, and exercise programs.
Functional Medicine Testimonials
"I want to thank Dr Taylor, Dr Erin, Dr Brian and the rest of the staff for helping me take my life back. After 16 weeks I have lost 5% of my weight and reduced my body fat to 24%! I eliminated fatigue, indigestion, hot flashes, loss of hair, constipation, diarrhea, and 3 of my 5 medications. It also increased my overall wellbeing, happiness and libido! Without their help I couldn't have done it. I wouldn't have known how. Don't put off a better life! Call them TODAY and start living again! If I can do it so can you!"
- Lori W.
"I was very skeptical joining this program. Most programs over promise and under deliver. I will say that this program is great. I have lost 35 pounds and has given me a good foundation. I have learned good clean eating habits, and I really enjoy the recipes given throughout the program. The workouts at the clinic are fabulous. They push you to go farther than you think you can go. My bloodwork looks so much better, and I was able to come off metformin. Healthwise, I feel so much better and empowered to continue the health journey. Thank you, Dr. Taylor and the team for your support."
- Edith C.
"I always thought it was my fault that I was so overweight, but I've come to the conclusion that it was the fault of the many previous diets I have tried. They were mostly low fat and so restrictive that I could not stay on them once the weight loss stopped (usually by 6 weeks in). I would give up because my body refused to lose weight as it had gone into famine mode. That's not a good way to live. Every time I gave up, my weight went up and my self-esteem went down. So here I am, 78 years old. Weight Watchers would have told me that 1) It is extremely hard to lose weight at my age, and 2) my total food intake would have to be cut back even more because of my age. Well, as of this past tuesday, I have lost 47 lbs!!!! And I can eat more than 3 ounces of meat at a meal! I don't think my knee replacement surgery would have gone as well as it did had I not lost weight, not to mention the "prehab" and rehab I have gotten from Zach and Marcus. I am eating well, I do not feel deprived, I am healthy and I will be ending December with a weight loss, not a gain. Thank you to everyone at TNCIM for bringing this program to Clarksville. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022."
- Margaret E.
"As far as the results I got from participating in your program, they far exceeded the benefits I thought were possible. I appreciated the initial functional testing, so I knew what my starting levels were as far as blood tests, body fat, strength and endurance, and weight. Then, the exercises and online training progressed at MY fitness level, which I really appreciated, because I knew the "cookie cutter" approach was often not successful. As I continued through my diet and exercise, I could really begin to see improvement in my strength and endurance. My main reason for starting the program had been poor gut health, and I was truly blessed to have this resolved through the changes in diet. I copied and saved the online information for future reference, because I don't want to return to my previous level of discomfort and decreased strength. After I had a second round of functional testing and saw the overall improvement in my cholesterol levels, gut health, strength and body fat level, I really started recommending your program to anyone who asked what I was doing to look and feel so much better. Everyone at your practice, from the receptionists to the physical therapists, to Dr. Vince and Erin Taylor were so pleasant and helpful, I truly felt welcomed. I can't thank you all enough and look forward to seeing you again when I return to Clarksville."
- Georgia M.
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Functional Medicine FAQs
We build custom functional wellness programs for individuals. Below is a list of what is factored into a wellness program:
- A week by week education that focuses on detoxification, gut health, nutrition, exercise, hormone balance, and nervous system balance.
- Advanced diagnostic testing that may include heavy metal testing, nutrient deficiency testing, stool testing, food sensitivity testing, mold testing, hormone testing, and/or neurotransmitter testing depending on the individuals history and exam.
- We factor in a supplementation budget to balance and correct deficiencies and toxicities of the body.
- We provide 24/7 access to our wellness team for support via text and email.
- Exercise guidance in either group classes or one on one consulting if the individual is exercising outside of the clinic.
- Follow up visits with the doctor and health/wellness coach to go over program design and lab reports.
Our programs are customized to the individual practice member. Some people need a very basic plan lasting a couple months whereas some practice members we work with for a year. The investment varies depending on what YOU need. We don't offer cookie cutter programs. For example, we had an 8 year old child suffering with ADHD and severe constipation. We ended up working with that member for 3 months. We have had a 55 year old female who was diabetic, had IBS, wanted to lose 75 pounds, low thyroid, and wanted her energy back. We worked with that practice member for almost a year. Those two wellness programs investment are completely different.
We are able to work with our practice members to budget their program on a month to month basis. We have single moms and dads, retirees, and those on disability that have had no problem joining our wellness program. If you are ready to get your health back, we won't let financials get in the way.
Insurance is not accepted for functional medicine in our office.
Most of the time functional lab testing is not covered by insurance.
We are a Care Credit provider. This program allows you to pay the office visits, lab testing, and nutritional supplement costs over a period of 12 months with 0% interest.
Yes, HSA and FSA may be used. Please check with your plan.
Yes, we do phone consultations with patients seeking help.
Many of the lab testing kits can be performed at home. The home kits are for urine collection, saliva, blood spot, and/or stool testing. If a blood draw is needed, we are a corporate member with Any Lab Test Now.
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* Individual Practitioner Hours May Vary