Functional Medicine is an up and coming health technology being adapted by many MDs, chiropractors, nutritionists, acupuncturists, and health coaches. Functional Medicine utilizes analysis of blood, hair, stool, and other tests to look at the whole person. This full-body approach is critical to supporting the patient's health through detoxification, elimination of toxins, parasites, bacteria, support of the immune system, and so much more.
Functional Medicine Physician, Dr. Nicole Rivera of Integrative Wellness Group sees the growing need for functional medicine around the world. "People are sicker than ever", she says, "Our bodies are being burdened by our environment, the foods we eat, the water we drink, and even toxins in our home". Dr. Nicole founded the Institute for Integrative Wellness to help spread the word about functional medicine, not just to practitioners, but also to the general public.