The following are several key areas of focus for our practice, but these are not the only areas covered by FoundationMED. This information is provided to give a sense of what issues are considered when approaching medical problems using a foundational point of view.
Health maintenance and optimization - General Wellness
- is an area of major importance. By strengthening the health foundation, we can better resist changes that would lead to disease and dysfunction.Womens health
as it relates to menopause and peri-menopause is another point of focus for FoundationMED. By using a prudent approach to optimizing hormones such as Estrogen and Progesterone, many women have found that they feel better, think better, sleep better, have more energy, and are very satisfied when hormonally in sync. Cardiometabolic disease
encompasses the progression to and development of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity - obviously a very important area to manage effectively and aggressively!HPA Axis Dysfunction
represents a major area of concern for all of us. The HPA (Hypothalamus/Pituitary/Adrenal) axis impacts key processes involved in your health as well as contributing to the development of a variety of disease states.
The impact of poor Bowel Health
and its many manifestations are increasingly seen in our population. As bowel health and immune health are intricately linked, we can see why it is important to properly strengthen and maintain proper bowel health.Methylation
is the general term referring to transferring a simple methyl group (CH3) from one molecule to another. The Methylation Process produces key molecules (i.e. Methylfolate, SAMe, others) that are involved in many fundamental metabolic processes. The methylation process is involved in protecting your DNA from damage and turning genes on or off, reducing histamine levels (histamine is broken down by methylation), producing cell membrane phosphatidylcholine, making neurotransmitters, and detoxifying toxins and hormones in the body to name a few! You can see how fundamental the methylation process is when it comes to basic health and wellness!