The entire NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) stress response can be seen as a complex web consisting of systems and organs linked to each other forming a functional network. Its job is to act as a safety net when stress threaten our survival. It can be graphically described to be like an electrical circuit panel, with multiple components. The master circuit panel is analogous to the main electrical circuit panel of our house, which contains various groups of circuit breakers, each controlling an area of the house, but collectively they are tied to one another as well.
Functional and Integrative medicine looks at the body as a whole and uses a systems-oriented medical approach to find the root cause of disease. Each patient’s history is detailed and unique and the patient’s care plan is personalized and individualized. Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social health are important, but in addition genetic and environmental health are investigated further through research and testing. This the future of medicine.
Supplements and Medications are titrated according to each individual’s sensitivity. No two people are the same. The most important thing is to get to the root cause of the symptoms and treat that.