Conditions We Treat

Our functional medicine approach helps you to systematically address root causes of your illness. We focus on 12 central health domains: digestive health, nutrition and food as medicine, hormonal balance, metabolism, neurology, brain function, inflammatory disease, infectious disease, immune dysfunction, environmental toxins, sleep, and genetics. With our broad toolkit, we treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions, including the many manifestations of tickborne diseases.

 

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Digestive and Gut Health

The gut is home to over 70% of your immune system and proper gastrointestinal function is vital for health. Our comprehensive gut health focus takes a deep dive into testing and gut treatments to restore microbial, immune, and inflammation balance.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Heartburn/GERD/Reflux
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation, diarrhea, bloating or gas
  • Hidden bacterial, fungal, parasite infections
  • Dysbiosis and microbiota imbalances
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis
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Food as Medicine

Food and nutrition can be used as a key therapeutic intervention and can enable your body to reset, decrease inflammation, and decrease immune activation. Although there is no one nutritional approach that works for everyone, almost all health conditions can be modulated through food, and optimizing nutrition is a core part of our practice.

  • Paleo template diet
  • Gluten-free diet
  • Autoimmune paleo
  • Elimination diet, allergies
  • FODMAP diet
  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Ketogenic diet
  • SCD diet
  • GAPS diet
  • Low histamine diet
  • Low oxalate diet
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Hormonal Balance

Your body's hormone systems are deeply interconnected and in constant communication, making proper function and balance vital for health. Comprehensive testing, nutrients, supplements, lifestyle factors, and judicious replacement can play a significant role in recovery from a wide range of conditions.

  • Adrenal hormones
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Sex hormones
  • Female disorders (PMS, Menopause, Infertility, PCOS)
  • Acne
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Metabolism

Poor food choices, lack of nutrients, toxins, stress, and inflammation contribute to metabolic imbalance and diseases which are responsible for the majority of chronic illnesses. Metabolic interventions are an important lever to decrease inflammation, restore proper immune function, and enhance function across all of your body systems.

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes and “diabesity”
  • Cholesterol imbalances
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Brain, Neurology, and Emotional Healing

The burden of cognitive and neurologic disease is enormous and these conditions are complex and multifactorial. Brain disorders can be triggered or exacerbated by imbalances in other body systems,  and improved by focusing on your gut, hormones, toxin exposure, infections, and more.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Cognitive decline
  • Attention and focus issues
  • Brain retraining
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neurological disorders
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Inflammatory Disease

Inflammation is a central pathway through which most illnesses can be exacerbated or improved. Unresolved chronic inflammation takes a tremendous toll on all parts of your body and brain, and is a central focus for functional medicine diagnosis and treatment.

  • Arthritis
  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Airborne Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Cognitive decline
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Fatty acid balance
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
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Undetected Infectious Disease

Disease is frequently triggered or caused by microbial imbalance or pathogens. Microbiome balance and composition is key to health, as human cells are outnumbered by bacteria, fungi, and viruses by a ratio of 10 to 1. Imbalances can lead to inflammation, immune dysregulation, and autoimmune activation.

  • Eczema/Psoriasis
  • Viral infections
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Hidden bacterial, fungal, parasite infections
  • Reactivated infections
  • Mycoplasma
  • Chlamydia pneumonia
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Immune Dysfunction

With a steep rise in complex immune-mediated illnesses that have severe consequences, many patients have turned to functional medicine for treatment of immune and autoimmune illnesses. Due to the broad toolkit that we have, treating autoimmune patients is some of the most rewarding work we do at CCFM.

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Immune deficiency
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Restoration of immune balance
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Tickborne Diseases

Lyme and other tickborne diseases cause complex, multisystem illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat, and can cause significant disability. With over 400,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year, careful expertise is needed to help you recover as fully as possible.

  • Lyme disease and other Borrelia
  • Relapsing fever
  • Bartonella
  • Ehrlichia and Anaplasma
  • Babesia
  • Rickettsia
  • Viruses
  • Tick bites
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Environmental Toxins

Exposure to toxins can be disruptive to your gut, brain, hormone and immune systems, cause inflammation, and more. To properly address environmental toxins, we identify current sources of exposure and help support your body to best eliminate accumulated toxins.

  • Mold and biotoxin illness
  • Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS)
  • Mercury and heavy metal toxicity
  • Environmental toxins such as pesticides and other pollutants.
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Sleep

Insufficient or poor-quality sleep increases your risk of almost all health issues from immune imbalances, inflammation, metabolic diseases, brain and mood dysfunction, and even cancer. We offer support and technology to rebalance your sleep and achieve optimum health and longevity.

  • Sleep Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
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Genetics

Epigenetics (noun): The way that gene expression can be turned on or off based on what you are exposed to (diet, stress, toxins, microbes, and more).

At CCFM, we believe "zip code is more important that genetic code” — we teach you the role lifestyle and environmental exposure plays in turning genes on and off, and the ways you can control your health.

  • Genetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Methylation

Find Real Answers with Our Functional Medicine Approach

You've worked with the best medicine has to offer, but are still searching for answers. The road to full health won’t always be easy, but our care team’s personalized, technology-focused approach can help you regain your health.

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Lyme Disease and Tickborne Illness

As the fastest growing vector-borne disease in the U.S., Lyme disease and its coinfections are a complex problem, requiring expert diagnosis and treatment. Many people with unexplained symptoms eventually discover that they’ve been battling Lyme disease for years.

Our care team and doctors specialize in tickborne diseases and the complexities that come with them, including the following:

Unspecified or Misdiagnosed Symptoms

Symptoms vary from person to person, and lab results can vary over time, oftentimes leading to misdiagnosis of illness and misattribution of symptoms.

Different Disease Phases

Symptoms and treatments differ by phase, from acute to intermediate to late-stage Lyme disease. All body systems need to be addressed for successful recovery.

Clinical Diagnosis and Specialized Treatment

Using innovative methods, we evaluate the whole picture of your symptoms — including physical, psychological, and neurological reactions — to diagnose your illness and plot the best clinical course to treat you.

 

 

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