top of page


Good Morning Friday,

Hello, the weekend is approaching us again. What are your plans? Are you going out? Remember to keep social distancing a practice and bring your mask. There is this saying that comes to mind, “Your soul feels lonely not when you lack company, but when you lack the cause.” ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Be safe!!! Dan and I are still hunkering down, it’s our 66th day in hiding.

Singing In The Rain ☔🌧️☔

It's been raining🌧️ non stop now for three days.☔ But Dan and I still got our walk in today..🚶🚶‍♀️

“Functional medicine is about causes, not symptoms. It is getting to the root of the problem.” —Mark Hyman, MD

This week I have been posting articles and information on Functional Medicine; However, when I was diagnosed and started out for treatment in Mexico a word popped out Integrative Medicine. This word was used with Functional Medicine. Is there a Difference?

Only 1 percent of pesticides reaches the desired pest. The other 99 percent drifts off into the environment.” —Robert Rountree, MD

Integrative Medicine vs. Functional Medicine: Is There a Difference?

A variety of approaches are available to treat patients with health problems.

Without understanding exactly what each approach is, they are easy to confuse. It’s common for people to not know the difference between integrative medicine and functional medicine. They are actually two different approaches to treating health problems that have some overlap.

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine is the combination of traditional treatments and alternative therapies to treat the body with a holistic approach. Integrative medicine does not focus on just one physical health problem a patient has – it works to correct the mind, body, and spirit so the entire body heals. This broad approach to healing the entire person rather than just a single condition aims to make patients healthier and happier overall.

Integrative medicine addresses different aspects of a patient’s life such as physical, mental, social, emotional, and environmental influences that work together. When there are issues in one or more of these areas, health problems begin to happen. By approaching a person’s health problems through this lens, integrative medicine heals the whole body rather than just symptoms associated with a single health problem.

Examples of integrative medicine include detoxification therapies, medication reduction therapy, nutritional therapy (supplements, herbal medicines, naturopathic medicines), and regenerative medicine. These treatments work together with some traditional treatments to effectively treat a patient in a faster, more effective way.

Food is medicine. But most med students receive only 12-16 hours of nutrition education. —Kristi Hughes, ND

Functional Medicine

Functional medicine is an approach that focuses on optimal function of the body.

This means helping the body function in the best way possible by focusing on efficiency in each organ of the body. Functional medicine understands that every individual is different – from genetics to biochemical makeup. Because of this, functional medicine has a personalized approach for each patient – with both diagnostics and treatment. This approach relies heavily on science-based research and testing to understand a patient’s unique needs.

Functional medicine works to correct problems in organs and the rest of the body using natural supplements wherever possible. While it does incorporate traditional medicine when necessary, functional medicine strives to use natural ways to fix health problems.

Functional medicine also heavily emphasizes lifestyle changes to fix health problems, such as diet, exercise, sleep patterns, stress levels, and other aspects of life. Examples of functional medicine include acupuncture, naturopathy, massage, chiropractic medicine, osteopathic medicine, body movement therapies, tai chi, and yoga.

“Chronic disease is a food-borne illness. We ate our way into it, and we need to eat our way out if it.” —Mark Hyman, MD


Integrated Medicine couples the latest scientific advances with the most profound insights of ancient healing systems, giving you the best ways to preserve health, increase longevity and speed recovery from illness.

Integrated Medicine is a revolutionary approach to healing people — not just treating diseases — using the unique tool called person-centered diagnosis.

Integrated Medicine recognizes that the outcome of all health care is strongly dependent upon four powerful influences in the lives of each person. These four pillars of healing are:

- Relationship. The social support network: family, friends, involvement in community, and a strong-patient alliance.

- Diet and lifestyle. Nutrition, habits, and the daily pattern of rest and exercise.

- A healthy environment. Protection from chemical and biological toxins.

- Detoxification. The body’s ability to self-purify and protect itself from internal toxicity.

Integrated Medicine allows you to find optimal health by understanding your individual needs for achieving balance and harmony.

Next week, I will be posting on relationships, diet and lifestyle, nutrition, A healthy environment, detoxification.

Love ❣️ Does Not Measure 💝💖💝

Good morning Friday 🌞 finely I see sunshine after three days. Intense love ❤️ does not measure, it just gives 💝

Until tomorrow – be safe and remember, “Functional medicine is a new operating system of delivering health that is focused on three main principles: root cause resolution, holistic viewpoint, and participatory system. What really differentiates functional medicine from integrative, naturopathic, or holistic medicine is that it's a reproducible system and structure which helps everyone follow the same steps. In that sense, it prioritizes what you should be doing in a specific order and that makes it much more efficient than other methods.” – James Maskell


Recent Posts
Follow Us
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
Search By Tags
bottom of page