"When the immune system becomes confused and begins attacking the body's healthy tissues mistaking them for foreign invaders, we know this to be an autoimmune disorder which is the dis-ease of an immune system."
Many are beginning to learn, and for some it might have been the hard way, our current healthcare model seems to focus on disease. If you feel sick, and go to a doctor the most likely outcome would be a prescription to address the symptoms related to your disease. You are then told you are healed because your cough is gone or your nausea subsided.
Does that sound familiar?
This is great for short-term issues as you are able to mask your discomfort fairly quickly. However, for most long-term issues this medical model fails on addressing the real issues of what we call dis-ease.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines disease as,
"a condition of living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms."
Many are now saying Functional Medicine is, "the future of healthcare," and yet it is still widely unknown what sets this practice apart from the conventional healthcare provided today. In Dr. Robyn Benson's next YOUNGER podcast episode called, Combat Autoimmune Challenges Naturally.
Dr. Robyn will define the main differentiating principles of Functional Medicine as:
- the model of personalized care
- a focus on the causes of discomfort versus the symptoms
- a deep-seated trust in the individual's body to self-regulate
Dr. Robyn will discuss how Functional Medicine is revolutionizing the medical field by empowering patients to better understand imbalances in their bodies, how these imbalances affect their health, and the solutions available to support the normal healing mechanisms within their body. And most importantly, I share how the Functional Medicine field has helped redefine ways we think of dis-ease by providing a more productive framework to achieve optional health.
"Functional Medicine practitioners recognize that disease is a result of underlying causes, imbalances, and dysfunctions of the various bodily systems."
"When we begin to think of disease as a result from an issue rather than the issues itself, treatment can be administered in a way that provides long term relief, promotes sustainable health, and empowers the patient in their individualized healing process."
Key Takeaways from this YOUNGER Episode:
- Defining Autoimmune Dis-ease
- The Unnecessary Categorization
- A Functional Model of Healthcare
- Common Causes of Autoimmune Complications
- The Fight Against Autoimmune
- Inflammation Spotlight
- Heal Your Gut with the 4R's
- Supplemental Nutrition
- Maintenance Stage Including a Whole Foods Diet
- The Importance of Detoxing Your Toxins
- Stress Management
Together we can ring in your New Year with a commitment to understand and live a regenerative lifestyle which is the natural science for a youthful life! Enjoy Dr. Robyn Benson's ongoing conversations and expert interviews to help you focus on ways you can keep your immune system strong for life.