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Functional Medicine and Personalized Nutrition in West Des Moines

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine or sometimes called Personalized Nutrition is the science of creating health, by treating the patient’s whole system, not just their symptoms.

This method collaborates and reviews the patient’s history, genetics, and advanced lab markers along with environmental and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex chronic diseases.

These methods have been shown to prevent and even reverse:

  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • And More…

The Impact of Chronic Disease in The US

Chronic diseases are the major cause of death and disability worldwide.


2017 Health Statistics in Iowa

Obesity #37/50

  • 32% of the population
  • Increased 10% since 2012 stats

Cardiovascular Deaths: #26/50

Cancer Deaths: #30/50

Rated in the BOTTOM HALF in these categories.

  • Related to exercise, diet, and lifestyle factors
  • They are all preventable for the most part

My goal is to be a part of the solution to changing those statistics.


At least 80% of premature heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, and 40% of cancer could be prevented through healthy diet, regular physical activity and avoidance of tobacco products.

How to Save Your Own Life

The 6 most crucial health tests (that your doctor probably doesn’t even know about) that will tell you:

  1. What diseases you are at risk for and how to reverse your risk.
  2. Do you need to take vitamins/supplements? Which ones you would benefit from?
  3. What diet you should ACTUALLY be eating.
  4. What steps you should take to greatly reduce your risk of chronic disease.

When your body is brought back to balance, many symptoms disappear and you finally start to reach your health goals!

How to Get Started

  1. Schedule Appointment for a Consultation
  2. Consult- Go over HRA, discuss health concerns and goals
  3. Phlebotomy- Lab Work: advanced lab and genetic testing
  4. Review of Results (5-10 days later). Genetic Diet Type, Deficiencies, What is Out of Balance, How to get back In Balance, Other Lifestyle Recommendations to Help You Reach Your Goals!

The Functional Medicine methods use and recommend a personalized healthy lifestyle plan that includes nutritional supplementation and a nutrition plan that is based on whole foods and purposeful eating. These two components are critical to assure a physiological change in a patient’s outcome.

 Contact us to get your health back and start living the life you deserve!


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