Functional 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
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:
Connection to Nature