The Root Cause
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Functional medicine is a holistic approach to supporting fertility and general health and well-being by targeting the root cause of health conditions.
This approach focuses on dietary, behavioral, and psychological factors to identify possible imbalances that may be affecting reproductive function and fertility may be affecting fertility.
Patient First Health-Focused Care
Your health needs are just as unique as you are. You deserve more than just symptom management. Although this is standard patient care for short-term goals, it’s less than ideal when it comes to your long-term health.
This is where a Functional Medicine approach shines brightest. Functional Medicine involves a comprehensive review of your current health status and history to tailor a plan that fits your specific needs. Functional Medicine practitioners recognize your health concerns require a personalized solution.
How Functional Medicine Supports Your Fertility Health
Functional testing can detect nutritional deficiencies, toxins, hormone imbalances, and more that might otherwise go undetected by regular laboratory tests. This information can help develop a customized fertility program.
Functional Medicine and Fertility Health
Modifying your lifestyle is one of the first steps of addressing fertility health through a functional medicine approach. The top recommendations for lifestyle modifications include adopting a nutritious diet and exercise regimen. When you successfully implement these as part of your daily routine, you are taking the next step to support hormonal balance, ovulation, and egg and semen quality.
Your specialized fertility program may include additional help for managing stress, achieving an optimal body weight, or addressing underlying conditions like PCOS and endometriosis. Functional medicine can be used in conjunction with standard fertility treatments to support the health of both partners during treatment to better support the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Functional Medicine and Gastrointestinal and Immune Health
The gut microbiome is responsible for a large part of the body’s immune response, therefore knowing its intricacies and possible therapeutic targets is critical, especially during times of stress and/or increased infection risk.
The mucosal immune system keeps a close watch on the diversity of the gut microbiota. According to research findings, establishing and maintaining a healthy gut microbiota is inextricably linked to host health. In fact, the gut microbiome and the innate immune system have a bidirectional relationship. Inflammation, which is triggered by aberrant immune responses, disrupts the gut microbiome’s homeostasis, leading to intestinal disorders.
Similarly, maintaining a healthy gut microbial population is critical for immune system function, infection and illness prevention, response, and recovery. Physiological function (especially metabolism), localized mucosal stability, inflammation, and interconnections across numerous bodily systems are all influenced by bacteria and their metabolites. As a result, an unbalanced gut microbiota could have system-wide consequences and aid immunological health.
The path to your optimal health starts TODAY. Schedule a consultation with one of our Wellness Specialists at Lisanne Wellness Center.