FAQs

  • What is Functional Medicine? Aren’t you a Chiropractor?
    Functional Medicine is a term used to describe an approach to health. Board Certified Functional Medicine practitioners study and take Boards to become certified. Functional Medicine is a term used to describe a Wholistic approach to addressing health challenges through natural and minimally-invasive means by correcting the cause of your problems. Most conventional practitioners aren’t concerned with restoring function. Practitioners of Functional Medicine look at the biological functions that are causing the dysfunctions in a person’s health, and then work with their patients to remove the causes of dysfunction. Practicing Medicine involves utilizing drugs and surgery as a primary course of action, and is focused on disease treatment. At Fundamental Health Solutions, our solutions are drug free using diet, exercise, nutrition, sleep, functional immunology, and functional endocrinology. We treat the entire individual, not a specific condition in one part of your body.
  • Can you help patients with diagnosed medical conditions?
    Yes, we have helped patients who came to our offices suffering from:

    Adrenal Exhaustion
    Anxiety
    Ankylosing Spondylitits
    Autism / PDD-NOS
    Asperger’s Syndrome
    Atherosclerosis
    Celiac Disease
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Diabetes- Types I and II
    Depression
    Environmental Illness
    Female Problems (bad cramps, heavy menstruation)
    Fibromyalgia
    Food Intolerances
    GERD
    Gulf War Syndrome
    Gluten Intolerance
    Herpes
    Hepatitis
    High Blood Pressure
    Hyperthyroid
    Hypothyroid including Hashimotos’s
    IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
    Insomnia
    Learning Disabilities
    Lupus
    Migraine Headaches
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Neurological Disorders
    Osteoporosis
    Peripheral Neuropathy
    Post Stroke Recovery
    Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Vertigo

  • Why doesn’t my doctor know about using functional lab ranges with lab tests?
    Most practitioners look at test ranges that are formulated from testing sick people, not healthy people. Therefore, if you fall in this range you may be told that everything is normal, yet continue to have the same problems.

    A narrower lab range, which we use, is the “functional range.” Blood tests that focus on the “functional range” are taken from healthier people, and these tests are used to assess risk for health problems and to detect health challenges before they develop. Our functional ranges have been determined by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC).
  • Do you accept patients who are taking prescription medications?
    While we will accept patients who believe they need to take medication, we also need to know all the medications you are taking. Part of our assessment is to look at nutritional deficiencies. Drugs often contribute to nutrient deficiencies so it is important for us to be able to address these issues as well. For more information on drug related nutritional deficiencies here, click on this link.
  • Do you help children? How about if they are taking medications?
    Yes. Many children brought to our office are taking medications when we first see them. The good news is that most of these children are taking fewer medications or none at all, after completing our program.
  • Will you tell me to stop taking my medications?
    No, we will never tell you to stop taking your medications. It’s true that the more medications you are taking, the harder your case will be, but it does not disqualify you from receiving our help and seeing great results.
  • How many visits will I have?
    While each case is unique, in general, the number and frequency of visits will depend largely upon the specific merits of your case. Generally, most people have a significant turnaround with 2-3 visits in a 2-3 month period. More serious cases such as autoimmune, severe toxicity or other long standing chronic conditions may require 4-6 visits over an 8-10 month period.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, but we can provide you with a "Superbill" to submit to insurance for applicable services.
  • Will medical insurance pay for my lab fees? How about my Health Savings Account (HSA)?
    We recommend calling your insurance company to find out about what your specific plan will cover. A Health Saving Account (HSA) allows you to pay for medical expenses on a tax-free or pre-taxed basis. Contact your medical insurance provider for more information to see if you qualify. In most cases your HSA will pay for consultations and lab fees.
  • Do you accept out of town patients?
    Yes. Many of our patients are from out of city/state/country. Click here for information for our out of town patients.
  • If my child is adopted, is there anything special that you can do if we don’t know their previous health history or that of their parents? What if our child is mixed race and we have no information about the parents?
    When making corrections to health problems, we use many tools that look at each person individually. SWAMI Genotype takes into account how one’s genetic background can contribute to their dietary needs, even if you don’t know your racial ancestry. This can help remove food and other intolerances that may be exacerbating your child’s unique set of problems. Food intolerances can prolong a variety of mental, emotional, and physical health problems.
  • Why does your blood screening panel need to test so many values?
    By performing a comprehensive blood test, we can catch problems that other practitioners may have overlooked. While you may have localized symptoms, for example, numbness in your leg, headaches, or low thyroid, we look at what can be causing this from a “big picture” perspective.
  • I take supplements, but nothing seems to change. Why is this?
    While you may be using supplementation, we often find that not all supplements are absorbed by the body or metabolized. We can test your blood to determine if this is the problem, and we can recommend more bio-available supplements for you.
  • Do I need to keep taking these supplements forever?
    Supplements are used to establish a healthy immune system, metabolism, and help your body correct the underlying problem. While some may be taken for a short period of time, others are intended for long term use in order to maintain optimal health.
  • I know supplements can help me, but I’m very sensitive to anything with pesticides, additives, and fillers in them. Do you have options for people like me?
    An important part of health recovery is eating good, healthy foods from organic sources and minimizing ingesting toxic chemicals. At Fundamental Health Solutions, we carry supplements that are the result of extensive research in purity. We only carry products that bio-available, free of wheat, gluten, fillers, artificial additives, and soy, and have a long successful track record of working well for many types of people.
  • I have (fill in the blank condition: been a smoker for 30 years, had diabetes, allergies) all my life and I’m in rough shape, is it too late to help me?
    No, it is never too late to make changes to improve your quality of life no matter what your condition may be. Although each case is evaluated on its specific merits, and usually the longer a condition has been allowed to run its course, more effort is required, you can make dramatic improvements to your health and well being.
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