Complex Chronic Conditions
We’re not just about managing symptoms. We’re about helping you get your life back.
Complex chronic conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune illnesses, and Lyme Disease can be incredibly debilitating - physically and emotionally. Yet patients are often told that their tests look normal; that their conditions are ‘all in their head.’ Our clinic is committed to helping you find and address the sources of your suffering - an approach grounded in functional medicine.
We create new possibilities for breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment by incorporating emerging research into chronic complex illness, and by considering each patient as an interconnected whole.
Standard testing often overlooks known biomarkers of complex chronic illness, and doesn’t distinguish between “normal” and “optimal” ranges. We recognize that small imbalances can be significant, and consider the full range of indicators that might provide insight into your condition.
Complex chronic conditions are often a cumulative response to multiple, long-term stressors: from infectious agents to lifestyle strains. Whereas conventional treatments tend to focus on one cause of illness, we address the full range of stressors and approach the body as an interconnected system.
Your long-term health is our ultimate goal, so we opt for gentle, natural treatments that minimize long-term repercussions to the body. We work to strengthen the body’s systems so they can work together for your optimal function - now and in the future.
RESEARCH NOW SHOWS THAT MULTIPLE BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS ARE INVOLVED IN COMPLEX CHRONIC ILLNESS, IN PARTICULAR:
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
The immune system is often plays a role in complex chronic illnesses including allergies, autoimmune issues and body inflammation. Body & Mind Consulting addresses immune dysfunctions and underlying infections that may play a role in chronic illness, even though you might have been told “everything is normal.”
CELLS TELL THE STORY
Through in depth analysis of cellular function we develop a care plan in an effort to improve the body’s cellular ability to naturally heal. This can include, but not be limited to, dietary, lifestyle, and supplement recommendations tailored to your biochemistry and needs.
HORMONES IMPACT THE ENTIRE BODY SYSTEM
Disturbances in the hormonal system - even small ones - can lead to a host of symptoms associated with complex chronic conditions: from fatigue to problems with sleep. We evaluate for changes to critical hormonal functioning that can significantly impact how you feel.