Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Acupuncture and Oriental MedicineFunctional Medicine takes a holistic view of the body. All the parts working together for the good of the whole. Is good health the absence of symptoms or is it more than that?

A large portion of how I practice Functional Medicine is through customized nutrition. Nutrition, as Dr. Howard Loomis sees it, is the child of all the sciences yet no profession fully owns it. Most diet gurus, diet fads, and dietary advice focuses on what is good for the general population, yet no regard is given to whether an individual can actually digest and assimilate what is being eaten. How is your gut functioning?

That's where I come in as a Loomis Digestive Health Specialist. I have learned a technique of examining the body for manifestations of poor digestion, including muscle contraction in the abdomen. If you consider that the key to good health is
good digestion, then many systemic symptoms may have had their origins in your gut or in a diet that you are struggling to digest. 

Several schools of thought in Asian Medicine, which includes Herbal Medicine, believe that many (if not all) diseases begin in the stomach. Most certainly, if you are not getting the most out of your diet or if you are continually taking acid reducers or antacids, something in your gut is not being addressed.

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"More than $1 billion is spent annually on
drugs to relieve heartburn, excess acid,
bloating, and other symptoms of
indigestion.
These products are
designed to give temporary relief
or
to cover up these symptoms."

~ Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr., DC
Loomis Institute of Enzyme Nutrition and Enzyme Formulations, Inc. 

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