A new health analysis, US Health in International Perspective reports that Americans come in last in a comparison of 17 affluent nations for life span health. Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than people in other developed nations.
Silvia Casabianca interviews Deb Post, ARNP from Wellbridges on preventing illness through functional medicine with a focus good food/bad food. Deb has especialized in environmental medicine and functional medicine and has a private practice as a nurse in Bonita Springs, FL.
Functional medicine is a continuum of health and wellness based on individualized client care. Health is approached from a multidimensional perspective and treatment plans are tailored to individual patient's needs. Deb looks for causal relationship between lifestyle, genetic factors, and risks for disease.
Functional medicine practitioners ask of clients: "What do hey need more of?” and “What do they need to get rid of?”
A personal story will yield information on patient's exposure to toxins, allergen, stress, infections and bad food and also about the biological systems that need to be optimized.