The epidemic of chronic disease, which threatens generations with short less healthy lives is largely preventable and reversible. Yet these diseases persist and are increasing alarmingly in the 21st Century.
Functional Medicine addresses today’s clinical challenges and chronic disease is by far the biggest health challenge we face today.
Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
- 27% of children now have a chronic disease, up from just 13% in 1994.
- Chronic disease is responsible for seven out of every ten deaths.
It’s destroying our quality of life, shortening our lifespans, bankrupting our governments and threatening the health of future generations.
This generation is the first in which children are expected to live shorter lifespans than their parents.
Functional Medicine provides clinicians tools and strategies to engage patients in adopting personalised treatment plans that reverse diseases or improve conditions, instead of just treating symptoms. We promote wellness by focusing on the fundamental underlying factors that influence every patient’s experience of health and disease.