Functional Health Care utilizes Synergy amongst Sciences
by Mark Force, DC
“The real honest truth is that we don’t have a health care system; we have a sick care
~Robert Ingram, Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals for GlaxoSmithKline (2008)
Why Bother With Healthcare and Selfcare?
Health has no inherent value. The value associated with health comes from the utility of
possessing good health. I feel the question of why we should go through the trouble
with getting long-term functional healthcare and practicing functional selfcare is best
answered by the Greek physician Herophilos (335-280BC)
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself,
art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight,
wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
Functional Healthcare is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional healthcare addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional healthcare practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional healthcare supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.
Combining a DNA test will help Functional Health Care professionals assess your needs.