Healing Methodologies

Functional Laboratory Analysis

Functional Laboratory Analysis
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.

Laboratory Analysis
As part of your care at Resilient Roots, you will receive comprehensive blood chemistry testing assessing multiple critical areas of health including nutritional status, markers of immune function and inflammation, cardiometabolic health and hormone function. From this data, Dr. Abbott and the Resilient Roots team provide you with a personalized report showing you the key physiologic areas requiring greater support as well as your main health strengths. Dr. Abbott will work with you over time to follow key biomarkers as you implement new therapies including dietary, lifestyle, supplement or medication based treatments.

Functional and Ancestral Nutrition

Functional & Ancestral Nutrition emphasizes the utilization of whole foods that are specifically health promoting and have been consumed frequently during the maturation of the human species, a species appropriate way of eating. Combined with a refined understanding of the human physiology of health and disease we build individualized, therapeutic diets to support the correction and function of pathways that are in greater need or out of balance.

Focused Nutraceutical Supplementation

During times of healing it is often necessary to employ focused supplementation to provide the nutrients needed to support the systems involved in the healing process. We rely on practitioner grade products of the highest quality to ensure adequate forms and dosages of critical nutrients.

We believe that our diets should be delicious and nutrient rich lessening the need for supplementation. However, during the healing process it is often imperative to utilize supplementation appropriately. We target dysfunctional systems and pathways to provide the necessary nutrients needed to promote an environment within the body that is necessary for the gentling of true healing.


Not all supplements are created equal. While you can go out and purchase an enormous amount of products at your local health food store, they may or may not be doing you any good. In some cases they could even be doing harm. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA, and while that is probably overall a good thing, some companies solely rely on marketing gimmicks and cheap materials, and aren’t truly focused on enabling health. Meanwhile, there are a great deal of companies that employ third party testing and adhere to GMP (good manufacturing practices) standards to ensure their products are consistent, pure, and of the highest quality. These are the companies we source from for your healing.

Lifestyle Medicine: The 8 Elements

In order to support a robust healing environment we utilize a framework called The 8 Elements that integrates core elements of the Human experience. We believe that the whole person must be held and treated to find true wellness, and we (plus the research) find these 8 Elements integral in our approach.

The 8 Elements are:

Physical Movement
Stress Management
Our Community
Connection to Nature
Circadian Rhythm