How the Integrative Approach Can Help
What if I told you that your struggles don’t have to be permanent? What if, with a little effort on your part, you could understand the root of your anxiety, from a genetic, as well as lifestyle perspective, and then take steps to change it, naturally?
The world of Functional Medicine and Integrative Health combines cutting-edge diagnostics examining genetics and gut microbiome health with personalised lifestyle interventions such as exercise, meditation, nutrition and supplements. The aim? To discover YOUR unique bio-neurochemistry and then work specifically to modulate nutrient deficiencies, as these have been shown to drive neuro-psychological symptoms such as anxiety, brain fog, low mood, and even poor memory.
One condition may have many causes, and similarly one root cause may manifest as multiple conditions. In my case, my gut health was in such a state that I had anxiety, asthma, eczema, food allergies, IBS, insomnia, migraines, irregular periods, and zero energy.
The traditional medical approach meant that I’d have to see an ENT specialist for the asthma, a dermatologist for the eczema, a gastroenterologist for the IBS, a sleep specialist for the insomnia, a neurologist for the migraines, an OB-GYN or endocrinologist for the hormonal imbalances, and a psychiatrist for the perceived low energy / low mood.