Palo Alto Functional Medicine
Offering i-Lipo, Hormone Replacement, Weight Loss & More
At Natural HealthStyle, we are devoted to helping individuals reach their
full potential through natural support, integrative medicine, and education.
We offer the assistance of experienced healthcare practitioners who specialize
in issues relating to a woman's health during each stage of her life.
We know that functional imbalances can lead to many health complications—including
weight gain and disease—if left unattended. Our goal is to work
with women and to include them as partners in the decision making process,
thus allowing them to become educated about creating a healthy lifestyle.
Functional Medicine with Natural HealthStyle
More than ever, the public is seeking health care providers that can provide
them with comprehensive evaluations and non-invasive interventions. It
is this transformed mindset that sets the stage for functional medicine,
a system of care concerned with the underlying causes of the human disease
process. With respect to this new transformed mindset, we have adopted
an integrative health care model—one that leverages the science
of technology with a natural approach to health care.
Functional medicine is a dynamic approach to assessing, preventing, and
treating complex chronic disease. Our practitioners identify and resolve
dysfunctions in the physiology and biochemistry of the human body as a
primary method of improving patient health. We acknowledge that chronic
disease tends to be preceded by a lengthy period of declining function
in one or more of the body's systems. Those dysfunctions are, for
each of us, the result of lifelong interactions among our environment,
lifestyle, and genetic predispositions. Each patient therefore, represents
a unique, complex set of influences upon which sets the stage for symptoms
and the development of disease or good health.
Working with Your Practitioner
As functional medicine practitioners, we promote wellness by focusing on
the fundamental, underlying factors that influence every patient's
experience of health and disease.
Through a combination of careful history taking, physical examination,
and laboratory testing, your practitioner will consider multiple factors,
including the following:
Environmental Inputs: The air you breathe and the water you drink, the particular diet you
eat, the quality of the food available to you, your level of physical
exercise, and toxic exposures or traumas you have experienced all affect
Mind-Body Elements: Psychological, spiritual, and social factors all can have a profound
influence on your health. Considering these areas helps your practitioner
see your health in the context of you as a whole person—not just
your physical symptoms.
Genetic Makeup: Although individual genes may make you more susceptible to some diseases,
your DNA is not an unchanging blueprint for your life. Emerging research
shows that your genes may be influenced by everything in your environment,
as well as your experiences, attitudes, and beliefs. That means it is
possible to change the way genes are activated and expressed.
How Natural HealthStyle Can Help You
Through assessment of the underlying causes and triggers of dysfunction
explained above, your practitioner will be able to understand how your
body's processes are affected.
We specialize in supporting the following body processes:
- Female hormone balance
- Regulation of adrenal hormones and neurotransmitters
- Immune system function
- Inflammatory responses
- Digestion, absorption of nutrients and the health of the digestive tract
All of these processes are influenced by both environmental factors and
your genetic make-up. When they are disturbed or imbalanced, they lead
to symptoms, which can lead to disease if effective interventions are
not applied. Most imbalances in functionality can be addressed; some can
be completely restored to optimum function and others can be substantially
improved. You practitioner will consider a wide array of available interventions
and customize an appropriate treatment plan.
Treatments may include combinations of prescription medications, nutritional
supplements, therapeutic diets, or detoxification programs, as well as
counseling on lifestyle, exercise, or stress-management techniques. Patients
are encouraged to be proactive in decreasing their risk of chronic degenerative
disease. As you move through your personalized wellness program, you will
experience genuine health repair, reduce the need for prescriptions, and
restore your own natural resource.
Individualized Strategies for Your Specific Healthcare Needs
Our services are personalized based on the needs of our clients. We offer
cutting-edge medical practice and
integrative testing to help women create a healthy lifestyle. This is accomplished by assessing
their needs based on their age and body types and encouraging a lifelong
commitment to the pursuit of good health.
We help individuals at all stages of life, including:
- Young Adult
- Years Beyond Menopause
Contact us today at (650) 324-0669 to learn about our monthly specials!