The functional medicine approach involves a thorough evaluation to determine the source and reason why an illness occurs in order for health to be restored. Functional medicine also takes into account a broader sampling of input, including a patient’s genetic profile, nutritional biochemistry, and lifestyle factors. What results is an intensely personalized treatment plan that addresses root cause, and not just your symptoms. Detoxification protocols and cleanses are an effective centerpiece of functional medicine. Rounding out the approach, prescribed combinations of specific diet changes, vitamins, herbal remedies, botanical medicines, and other methods are then implemented to bring about a positive and lasting outcome.