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The Crucial Differences Between Traditional Medicine & Functional Medicine

What is the difference between traditional western medicine and functional medicine, you ask?  

The best way to explain it is that it’s the difference between “What?” and “Why?”

In traditional medicine: What’s happening? What are your symptoms? What is your diagnosis? Which pill is prescribed for this diagnosis?

Looking deeper and dissecting the problem to find out the “Why” or the underlying root cause is not the focus in traditional medicine. That’s not to dismiss traditional medicine. It’s to say the focus is on diagnosing and prescribing, not on finding and reversing the root cause as it is in Functional Medicine.  

Functional medicine is much more focused on “Why?”.  Why are these symptoms happening? What’s the trigger? How can we address that? We’re digging deeper into the concerns of the root cause. The diagnosis matters much less because the why can be addressed without tagging a name on the disease.  When you address the “Why?” you can potentially improve the symptoms and possibly reverse the disease. 

There are many people that have a set of symptoms but don’t have a diagnosis. Often when a set of symptoms does not fit a diagnosis, the patient gets no help.  Sadly, the patient is sometimes even blamed for it and told it is all in their head.  These are the patients that fall through the cracks and get very frustrated. They’ll often hear that their tests all came back great but deep down the patient knows something is wrong.  A functional medicine doctor understands that the symptoms are your body telling you that something is wrong. And if the labs done so far have shown nothing, we may not have done the correct lab yet.  So, if your symptoms aren’t falling into a certain category, that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do. Each person is different and needs an individualized approach. 

If this is you and you’ve found yourself asking these questions, then jump on a quick complimentary call with me to see where you’re at and what direction to take.  

If you would like a much more personalized or in depth intervention with me, I offer you a Free MSQ and then a free call to review this with me.  This questionnaire can be a useful tool in finding the root cause of your issues. Fill this out and review it with me. We will be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and discuss ways to improve it.  Use the link below to schedule this free offering.  

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Why Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is the practice of biochemistry and science brought down to the cellular level. Rather than learning a group of symptoms, diagnosing them, and then giving out a prescription, functional medicine addresses the root cause of the disease. Our whole goal is to get down to the underlying cause and address the disease at this level.. The body can heal itself and improve its wellness, if done correctly. It’s more of a healthcare model rather than a sickcare model.

In the conventional healthcare model, it  is taught that chronic disease is forever.  And that is true in the conventional model because the root cause is never addressed.  Pharmaceuticals are used to address the symptoms but not intervene at the level of the cellular cause of the issue. On the other hand, functional medicine reverses the root cause of the problem. 

When you aren’t fixing the root cause, it begins to cause other issues and spirals out of control. 

And what significance does 16 weeks have?

My passion is to help those who are in the same situation now that I used to be in. You don’t have to suffer like I did. There’s answers and ways to heal. 

I have created a 16 week program where we dig deep and address the root cause to quickly make improvements in how you feel.  Rather than separated consults with little support in between, I have created a program that provides you with support 24/7 for 16 weeks.   It is an in-depth program where you will begin to understand what you can do to reverse the process that has created disease.  You will  have access to me through a HIPPA compliant chat text feature and weekly group Q&A’s to get all your questions answered in a timely fashion with no further charges or office visits.  The program also provides you with a Private Clients only Facebook group where you can connect with and learn from others who are going through similar issues.  You will receive multiple in depth consultations with me and together we will create a doable personalized intervention plan together.  You are always supported and never left wondering what’s next. 

If you are ready to make a change and begin to heal, then don’t hesitate to schedule a complimentary call with me using the link below. 

I also offer you a Free MSQ questionnaire which can be a useful tool in finding the root cause of your issues. Fill this out and have a free opportunity to review that with me. We will be able to evaluate where you’re at with your health and discuss ways to improve it.  Use the link below to schedule this free offering.  

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I Struggled With My Inflammatory Bowel Disease For Over 30 Years But Then Found Functional Medicine!

Do you have bowel symptoms that cause you discomfort? Symptoms like – abdominal pain, distention, bloating, gas, or those embarrassing gurgling sounds. 

Do you find these symptoms make it very difficult to walk into a room full of people?

Maybe you’re cancelling social engagements that you were really looking forward to, all because of your symptoms.

Maybe it affects your mood, your overall sense of well being. 

I’m here to tell you there’s hope!

Check out this short video to learn more…

I help people who have been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease who have not yet had surgery. I help by effectively getting to the root cause of the problem rather than treating the symptoms. 

It may interest you to know that not everyone who is diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s disease has the same underlying cause. So, treating them all with the same medications make no sense. It’s important to get to the cause of the problem and intervene at that level. 

That’s what we do in functional medicine. We dig deep into your history, your physical exam, your biochemistry, and we make adjustments so your body can heal itself.

How do I know this can work for you? Because I did it for myself, and I’m doing it for my patients. I was diagnosed at 12, and was told I’d have this disease for life and have pain every day. 

I was told so many things that turned out not to be true. 

I suffered for over 30 years with this disease before I figured it out for myself. When I found functional medicine, everything clicked. 

I want that for you!

If this is you, please book a free call with me. Don’t suffer any longer. We can talk about how we can get you the results you’ve been looking for. Book here –  bit.ly/CallDrCampbell

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