As defined by The Institute for Functional Medicine, “Functional Medicine is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and evaluating the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.”

The Benefits of Functional Medicine:

  • Patient Centered

  • Individualized Care

  • Better Health Outcomes

  • Lower Healthcare Costs

  • Empowering

Evolutionary Medicine

Evolutionary Medicine acknowledges the course of maturation that our species has gone through. Through the application of the principles present in evolutionary biology we are able to develop a more extensive and inclusive view of those things we know effect human health. All of a sudden aspects of our lives, such as, human connection/cooperation, time in nature, environmental exposure, etc. become a crucial part of the conversation. At Resilient Roots we have devoted years of study and application in order to fully appreciate the impact our environment/lifestyle and genetic mismatch can play on our well-being.