Functional Disorders are best described as those health problems that impair normal function of a bodily process, but where every part of the body appears quite normal under routine medical examination (lab testing / diagnostic testing).
Patients with Functional Disorders are often frustrated because they know something is wrong but it cannot be identified with traditional approaches. As a result, treatment is often left to chance.
Functional Disorders are gratifying to treat because it’s simply a matter of determining which organ system (or systems) is failing to obtain the energy it needs to function properly. Some of the more commonly treated conditions under this heading include headaches, heartburn/reflux, gas pain/bloating, anxiety/irritability, restlessness/insomnia, irritable bowel, stiff sore joints, fibromyalgia and so much more.
The human body does not go directly from a healthy state to a disease state. Something causes stress to the human body that initiates a very specific and predictable pattern of response. As the stress persists, organ systems become depleted of energy and begin to fail as nutrients are exhausted. By understanding this process, we are able to help our patients find health again.
The chart below demonstrates how symptoms can progressively “stack” on top of each other and build to disease. By treating diet, we can fix many of these additional symptoms that build off of that original issue. This is the foundation behind our enzyme nutrition treatment.