Functional Health

What is “Functional Health” and is this different from medicine, “functional medicine” or “regenerative medicine”?

Functional medicine is a form of healthcare that has become the new buzzword as of late. As many have now become to realize, we don’t really have a health-care system but rather we live in a sick-care system. Most forms of treatment don’t really address the underlying cause of the problem, treatment tends to be very passive with little effort from the patient and it usually involves numerous drugs with significant side-effects which focus on symptoms. Worse yet, these drugs rarely “cure” the problem but rather “manage” it and are required for the rest of your life.

While there are different definitions, the 2 main differences of functional medicine are;
1) to address the actual underlying cause of the problem
2) make the patient an active participant in their recovery

Then functional medicine is the way of the future?

Actually, no it’s not. While modern medicine may think so and while this may be new to that system, addressing the underlying cause of the problem and making the patient an active participant in their recovery has been the cornerstone of most alternative methods of healthcare for hundreds and in some cases thousands of years. Chiropractors, naturopaths, acupuncturists and many other health professionals have always taken this approach. Don’t get me wrong, functional medicine is a vast improvement over most current forms of sick-care but there is still a better way.

How is “Functional Health” different?

For starters, it’s more than semantics to note that the focus should be on “health”, not “medicine”. Standard functional medicine may still be lacking in 2 key areas. Often it may not look at the body as a whole but most importantly; it still relies on the use of pharmaceutical drugs and their significant side-effects.  Functional Health, practiced by Dr. John Zielonka, strives to provide the positive benefits (focusing on the underlying causes of the problem, focuses on providing care to the body as a whole allowing the body to normalize and heal itself, makes patient involvement mandatory) but most importantly does so from a science based perspective without the use of any prescription drugs while still striving to achieve the same if not better results. As such, Functional Health is truly the “Health of the Future”. We do not provide “treatment” or mask symptoms; rather we coach our clients to help them achieve optimum health.

Functional Health Programs currently offered at the Ottawa Wellness Centre (The Ottawa Wellness Centre is the Health Coaching component of Dr. Zielonka’s health centre currently located in the World Exchange Plaza.)

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Functional Fat Loss Program

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