Welcome to the Nutrition & Health Center
We’re delighted you have dropped in to visit our web site. We have provided information to help you decide if Functional Medicine is something that might help you with whatever health challenges you or your loved ones are currently experiencing.
The Eight Pillars of Health: Treating Systems – Not Symptoms
In order for you to become ill, one or more of your body’s eight primary systems, or functions, has to be compromised and become dysfunctional. We believe the restoration of health is best achieved by restoring any affected system to normal function and that this is best achieved using natural therapies that are totally compatible to the body. This is why the type of health care we offer is called “functional medicine”,or “function restoration medicine”. The functional medicine approach uses diet, whole food supplements, herbs and positive lifestyle practices. Our philosophy is simple. We believe that most, if not all, diseases are caused by inadequate nutrition, environmental toxins, stress (emotional and other forms), poor lifestyle choices and injury. Any of these, alone or in combination, can lead to a breakdown of one or more of the body’s eight major functions, eventually causing disease. To truly prevent or correct disease, the causes have to be identified and successfully dealt with using nontoxic, bio-friendly methods and tools. Taking this therapeutic approach allows us to successfully address a very wide range of health challenges because we focus on the cause of the illness and not on the disease or its diagnostic label. Please check on the Services tab for more details on several common health problems and topics that we deal with. Please keep in mind that the Functional Medicine approach can be applied to almost any health challenge because it works by correcting abnormal activity in the major systems of the body. If you need additional information or have further questions we encourage to call our office at 505-888-6138.
The Functional Medicine Approach is Effective for Many Health Problems
People who visit the Nutrition & Health Center are looking for a natural and safe holistic approach to their health concerns. Many of our patients come to us after standard medical treatments have failed to provide the relief they seek, or because they don’t want to take prescription medications for the rest of their lives. Others seek our help wishing to avoid surgery or risky medical procedures. Listed below are some of the health problems that are helped with Functional Medicine.
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (90% of all hypothyroid conditions)
- Celiac Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Fatigue and low energy
- Weight Gain
- Diabetes / Hypoglycemia
- High Cholesterol
- Digestive problems
- Chronic infections: Parasites, Yeast, SIBO, etc.
- Kidney related problems
- Thyroid Disorders (including Hashimoto’s disease)
- Allergies or sensitivities
Dr. Redd, I want to thank you for your amazing help in helping our family!!! You are a one of a kind doctor and you have made such a difference in our lives. T.H.
Our Approach To Your Health Restoration
Our approach to health restoration focuses on the evaluation and treatment of the the body's major functions and systems. We view symptoms as indicators of function gone wrong - not as the primary problem.
Focusing on the treatment of symptoms, without dealing with the cause of those symptoms, is like painting over the warning lights on the dashboard of a car, while ignoring what is going on under the hood. Functional Medicine is all about restoring normal body function. Fix the body's systems and the disease and symptoms will resolve themselves.