That callus on your foot, that pain under your rib, the extra hair on your bathroom floor, the teenage acne that’s reaching far beyond your teenage years, the stomach cramps that greet you after your favorite ham and Swiss, these seemingly small ailments are all BIG clues.
When you follow the clues you find the cause.
Functional medicine is all about the cause.
The cause and…. the effect.
The effect gluten is having on your anxiety. The effect exercise is having on your insomnia. The effect dairy is having on your migraines. It’s all related. Our body gives us the clues, we just need a little extra help interpreting them. And that’s what functional medicine does... Interprets the clues through in-depth client evaluations, conversations, history and labs. No stone goes unturned.
Because when you don’t have your health…. You don't have much.
Lacey takes all of the pieces and designs a customized plan to get you back to feeling like you.
I've got chronic joint pain and muscle stiffness in my left hip thanks to cerebral palsy and post-surgical nerve damage in both legs: so basically, even on a good day I'm kind of a hot mess. I sought Lacey's advice on non-pharmaceutical ways to reduce of pain and inflammation because I worried about organ damage from prolonged use of painkillers. She encouraged me to remove gluten from my diet to see if it made any difference and recommended some supplements. To my great surprise they reduced my number of painful days and decreased the level of pain I experienced during an episode. I'm not always great at being compliant, but when I notice that I'm having more pain than usual, it's almost always because I've been lax about my eating habits.
-S.T., Washington DC