Optimal Health is Not just the absence of disease or symptoms but the body and all if its systems functioning optimally.
As we begin your journey toward optimal health, for most of us there are often many things to do; and, it is often difficult to choose which to do first. Illness is never simply one discreet process or dysfunction, but rather a bundle of factors - genetics, early influences, environment, diet, lifestyle, habits, travel, stress, relationships, work, beliefs, and more - woven into your story, your DNA and your body. Understanding the root causes, for your illness is an essential task to determine where we start first, which layer to peel away, or which knot to untangle in the web of physiologic dysfunction, symptoms and disease.
Over the years in practice, the Doctors and health practitioners of Millar Functional Medicine have established principles and well-traveled routes to healing that are straightforward. To this we add the latest in science research and studies. These enable us to make sense of chronic disease and involve examining the entire body system.
Not everyone starts at the same place or travels down the same path. This is not cookie-cutter medicine, this is personalized medicine. At Millar Functional Medicine we customize your health journey and treatment. Some patients just want to treat one problem or one area only. To them we say, Great, Good Start. Let's treat that first problem and see how you like Functional Medicine. And if you want more then we're here for you and your future Functional Medicine needs.
Others come to us and say they want it all. They come to Millar Functional Medicine and say, "Help me to get healthy and have Optimal Health in all areas." To them we say, we have identified six root causes for illness: Genetics; Inflammation; Toxins, Allergies & Antigens; Infections: (Bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, parasites, and prions); Stress; and Lifestyle. Our task is to identify and implement the five “ingredients” needed for your Optimal Health and biological function. We have found after years of practice that DREAM - Diet, Rest, Exercise, Activity and Mental State are essential elements of Optimal Health. We help you implement DREAM lifestyle changes. We use your DNA results to guide us on your Optimal quest.
The presence of any one of the six root causes of disease and the absence of any one of the five optimal health essential ingredients creates imbalance in the body's physiological processes and systems and lays the foundation for chronic disease. This often expresses itself genetically through your DNA and SNP's by turning on or off a gene or group of genes. Together, we will become experts in assessing the deficiency of these "ingredients" and provide the necessary conditions for healing. Throughout your journey to optimal health, you will think less of "naming your disease" and more about understanding what is your Root Cause or True Cause of your disease or problem and What Is Your Why.
Fortunately, the body knows how to heal itself if we remove the impediments and provide the proper conditions and nutrients in the right order. It takes time, patients and persistence. The trick lies in having a
place to start and understanding how to peel back the layers of dysfunction and in what order. So we want to teach you a easy to remember acronym: DREAM. Live your DREAM. Where "D" stands for Diet (anything you eat or drink); "R" stands for Rest (both sleep and downtime); "E" stands for Exercise (in all of its forms); "A" stands for Activity. (motion is life and life is motion); and "M" stands for Mental (in all of its expressions like, stress, happiness, guilt, worthiness, love, community and relationships). We want you to DREAM Optimal Health & Wellbeing. Help us to help you to live your DREAM and Live Longer, Younger.
One of the biggest problems is most doctors do not have an overall plan for your health and wellness. They do a little of this and a little of that and hope that you're all better. We have found that a recipe for failure. Years of experience has taught us that if we follow a plan where together we systematically work on specific areas of the body one after another gives us the best success your gaining optimal health.
At Millar Functional Medicine there are our 9 steps on your journey toward your goal of Optimal Health. Not every patient wants or needs all 9 steps to Optimal Health. Some just want to try Functional Medicine and see if its a good fit. Maybe try to fix their gut or hormones or whatever. To them we say "Welcome... We're Ready, Willing and Able" come discover Functional Medicine. Others have tried Functional Medicine at another provider and would like to try a different approach. To them we say Welcome! Let's Roll.
These 9 steps are listed in our order of priority for finding and treating the underlying or Root Cause of your chronic illness. Sometimes we take them out of order doing like doing the last step first or the first step last. Sometimes we will do multiple things at once. Sometimes we only do one or two steps. It all depends upon you and your health problems. Healing is a process, a journey, and not always a linear one. We tailor the treatment to you – making adjustments each step along the way until we get it just right, for you. This is how we practice Functional Medicine. And, what we have found leads to the most success in healing.
In order for you to obtain optimal health we must set goals. A goal is a do list with a timeline. Don't worry we will be right there with you each step along the way. We often start by telling patients, "Don't try to do to much all at once." It's better to do a little better everyday in everyway. We find many patients want to work on one new area of the Optimal Health at a time. Some want to go faster. Some patients take longer especially if they have more serious conditions. But all need a plan and a some goals. We want your goal to be Optimal Health so you can Live Longer, Younger.
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Results vary from patient to patient and no guarantee is made for your treatment results, We all have limitations to reaching Optimal Health and Optimal Health goals including but not limited to physical, mental, emotional, chemical, DNA, cellular, diet, pre-existing conditions, disease processes, degeneration, and inflammation some of which your body will not be able to overcome. Millar Functional Medicine and it's Doctors will use their best efforts to help you reach your goal of Optimal Health.
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