What We Treat – Conditions Commonly Treated
Functional Medicine Approach to Chronic Health Condition
Many of our clients have visited a number of practitioners with complex chronic symptoms yet they still don’t’ feel well and know another prescription is not the answer and they are looking for another approach. We take a Functional Medicine approach, which means we don’t just look for relief of symptoms but we look for the cause of the imbalance that brought on the symptoms. Then systematically we use nutrition, diet, lifestyle, medication and medical interventions when necessary to try and rebalance the body so the body can correct the imbalance.
We take a “Test! Don’t guess approach!” That helps to get to and treat the root cause of conditions such as:
- Autoimmune thyroid issues such as Hashimoto’s
- Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s, colitis, eczema, psoriasis, fibromyalgia and chronic infections
- Digestive disorders and bowel issues such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), reflux, SIBO (small intestinal bowel overgrowth, constipation, and leaky gut syndrome
- Hormonal imbalances, PMS, perimenopause, menopause, low testosterone, PCOS
- Energy and stress related issues such as chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue and insomnia and disorder sleep
- Mood disorders including depression, anxiety, and insomnia, MTHFR
- Metabolic syndrome, Diabetes and weight loss resistance, insulin resistance and fat loss
- Chronic pain issues including migraines, neuropathy, joint pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia
- LDN – Low Dose Naltrexone Therapy
What We Treat –Health and Hormone Balancing
The practitioners at Living Well see many men and women who are dealing with hormonal changes and challenges from menopause, PMS, PCOS and mood swings to infertility, endometriosis, fibroids and andropause. We use a functional medicine approach addressing all physiological systems of the body to be able to bring your hormonal system into balance and maximize your response to bio-identical hormone replacement, when necessary. We prescribe in a variety of forms from using standard pharmacy formulations, to specialty compounded ones. Including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone – Biote and compounded creams.
What We Treat –Optimizing Health and Anti-aging
Many of our clients come to us to optimize their current and future health for guidance with in becoming as healthy and fit as possible. We offer the latest technology in diagnostic testing including genetics, diagnostic labs, functional nutritional labs, food sensitivity, and hormonal testing and more to personalize lifestyle and nutrients to create healthy aging.
Specialized functional testing can often uncover epigenetic needs for personalized precision nutrition and unique needs for supplementation to minimize the impact of genetic mutations that are quite common. These mutations alter enzymatic activities in metabolism of nutrients such as the case with the MTHFR mutation and folate metabolism that has been found to increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, miscarriage, thrombosis, and autoimmune issues, before they manifest.
What We Treat –Drug-Free Pain Relief Treatments
We know that all disease, including chronic pain is from inflammation. We have sourced solutions including PRP therapy (platelet rich plasma therapy – a form of stem cell therapy) – Stem Cell is coming soon! Bowen Therapy and LED light therapy from Anodyne to treat chronic pain from neuropathy to joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis. These services are delivered with a functional medicine approach to achieve maximum benefit.
What We Treat –Addressing Your Whole Health
Dietary Optimization & Personalization
Should you eat a Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, Ketogenic or Mediterranean diet? Don’t know which one is right for you? Dietary advice is coming from everywhere. The key is knowing which diet is right for your genetics and then implementing that into your lifestyle for life.
The foundation of a healthy body starts with a healthy diet and a body with adequate sleep, exercise and that can manage stress. All of our physicians and functional nutritionists work directly with health coaches to help you implement the changes necessary to achieve your desired health and wellness goals. Our health coaches are our secret weapons – just like a football coach can make a good player great – a health coach can help you go from well to optimal. Our health coaches not only help with meal planning, how to shop, education about food, GMOs, dietary concepts but they are also trained in stress management, meditation and many other skills to help you.
Getting Your Stress and Life In Order
Often our health suffers because we work too much, sleep too little, have too much stress in our lives and too little relaxation and fun. For many we may not know how to get off the hamster wheel of life. Unfortunately, these problems of modern day life take a toll on our health and addressing the physical body can help but addressing the stressors from a mental-emotional aspect is where the real healing can begin. 87% of doctor visits involve stress, which doctors have little ability to address through medication. At Living Well Dallas we employ life coaches that can help you get out of your own way to find more me time and implement the things you tell yourself you “should do” but you aren’t doing.
We also have counselors and therapist that work with our clients in individuals and couples therapy on relationship, job and personal issues. Often it is the job and relationship that causes the stress that instigates the poor eating, lack of exercise and poor sleep that leads to the poor health. It can be a vicious cycle and we recognize that you need a team of healthcare providers that can assist you for all of your health needs.
Lastly we have a unique set of energy medicine techniques to assist our clients in releasing the energetic charge of past experiences that engage the limbic system of the body (that triggers fight or flight). These subtle but powerful technologies are your powerful way to turn down the stress response and release the emotional charge of past experiences. These services are techniques such as Rapid Eye Technology, Reiki and Brain Tap.
Through a proactive model, these experts help you see what you may be missing in how to get more me-time, be more efficient, improve your relationships, handle work stressors and more.