Functional Medicine integrates effects of ENVIRONMENTAL toxins to health and development of disease. Functional Medicine is the "bridge" that enables a person to cross to and from a state of well-being to development of illness.
The human body is in constant flax of maintaining homeostasis; in other words, it is constantly trying to "stay healthy". Disease sets in when organisms (bacteria, virus, parasite, yeast) invade the body, when toxins seep into our tissues, when certain substances (nutrients) are removed or deficient, when certain pathways are malfunctioning or destroyed (methylation, transulfuration) and eventually unable to perform detoxification. The human body then succumbs to death or illness. Disorder refers to malfunctioning of-- and Syndrome refers to a constellation of symptoms.
There are many approaches to treatment. Unfortunately, in our current money-driven, pharmaceutically-dominated, media-controlled world, prescription medication is the only widely accepted approach. We have overlooked that the human body is capable to healing itself.
Using Functional Medicine, we are able to understand the underlying causes of chronic illnesses by testing for environmental toxins (heavy metal toxicity, xenobiotics), nutritional deficiencies and the biochemical effects at the cellular level (mitonchondrial dysfunction, gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, immune dysfunction). We treat chronic illnesses by boosting immune system, replacing nutrients, restoring proper gut function, removing toxins, and maximizing the body's capacity to detoxify. By performing these above strategies, we are able to provide alternatives to prescription medications.
We believe that a healthy gut leads to a healthy brain. We promote various healthy therapeutic diets and encourage "green-living" inside and out!
As a physician, I have taken the oath to keep you healthy. Preserving your health means treating acute and chronic illness, and maintaining peace of mind, body, and soul.
Eileen C. Comia, M.D.
Advance Biomedical Treatment Center
Eileen C. Comia, M.D. LLC
35 Jolley Drive Suite 102
Bloomfield, CT 06002