Instead of treating individual diseases, functional medicine looks to heal the underlying dysfunctions present in the body that contribute to each condition. We believe you can’t diagnose or treat someone by assuming they are the same as everyone else. With the most advanced diagnostic testing we are able re-balance physiological systems with targeted nutrition and herbal support designed with each person in mind to unleash your body’s inherent healing ability, achieve wellness and weight loss. We all have people in our lives who depend on us...but we can't be there for them if we don't have our health.
Functional medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. Dr. Keta also believes that symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, hormonal changes, digestive issues, sleep conditions, etc. are just our body's way of telling us that something is out of balance and we need to fix the cause. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. It supports the normal healing mechanisms of the body, naturally, by getting to the root cause...rather than attacking the disease directly.
Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality.
Here lies the clear distinction and definition of Functional Medicine. Instead of asking, “What drug matches up with this disease?” Functional Medicine asks the vital questions that very few conventional doctors ask: “Why do you have this problem in the first place?” and “Why has function been lost?” and “What can we do to restore function?” In other words, Functional Medicine looks to find the root cause or mechanism involved with any loss of function, which ultimately reveals why a set of symptoms is there in the first place, or why the patient has a particular disease label.
Chronic illness - such as allergic, digestive, hormonal, metabolic and neurological problems – which most Americans suffer from on a daily basis, are finding solutions with natural healing in the field of Functional Medicine. Dr. Keta and her team can show you how.
Dr. Keta and her team believes in taking care of health issues by using a WHOLE PERSON approach and therefore, at Excel we thrive to utlize all of the 5 pillars of health!
A good detox program has several goals. First, we want to reduce, for a time, the burden on the digestive system and the liver, to allow it the resources to function at an optimal level. We also want to support the detoxification pathways with the proper and necessary vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients.
Plus, we want to reduce the burden on our immune system of repeated exposure to the excessive inflammatory foods that are too often in our diets. And finally, we also want to make sure that the digestive tract is functioning well so that the toxins can be easily excreted from the body.
Functional nutrition is not a one-size-fits-all discipline. We are all unique, with our own genetic make-up, health history, lifestyle and emotional profile- therefore, we each require a customized strategy to achieve and sustain optimal health.
Feeling fit and healthy is important and has so many benefits for our bodies, that are long lasting. To guide you thru the right path when it comes to acheiving those goals is an essential part of our approach.
Your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation & healing. Once you provide it what it needs and create healthy habits, it will express itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems, including your hormones.
Stress is a cause of so many of our chronic conditions. We cannot help our patients unless we teach them how to cope with stress better so that their body will be able to withstand the stressors in their lives.
Your practitioner cannot heal you. The goal is always to work with someone who will listen, understands your symptoms, the language of your body, can look at your health history and find the story in there. It is your practitioner’s role on your health to create a program that works for you, and that will move you up the slope of health. Your practitioner however, can’t do it on his or her own. You have to be the one doing the work.
When I work with clients, I am committed to working with them until we find the answers we’re looking for. And when my clients are committed to the journey, we see great results.
Dr. Keta Patel
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