The functional medicine approach takes into account a broader sampling of input, including a much more detailed medical history, nutrition analysis, assessment of food sensitivities, lifestyle factors, and even your genetic profile. Along with specialized diagnostic techniques and alternative testing methods, often afflictions and maladies that stump the traditional approach are correctly diagnosed. Chronic fatigue, constipation, irritable bowel, ADHD, depressive symptoms, anxiety, weight gain and hormonal issues are just a sampling of examples that can be successfully addressed with functional medicine. An intensely personalized and often eclectic protocol can be established to heal the body. Detox, cleanses, specific diet changes, lifestyle modifications, vitamins, botanicals, and/or herbal remedies are just some of the functional treatment options.