Just Not Feeling Right
The beauty of functional medicine is to dive down the proverbial rabbit hole to find the cause of why a client is “just not feeling right.” I can’t tell you how many clients I’ve seen who have been to multiple doctors with vague complaints like fatigue, poor sleeping, and a generalized feeling of “something is not right.” The standard of care is to examine the client, order some lab tests and rule out the common causes. The test results are invariably normal and the client is either told to exercise, to reduce their stress, to take antidepressants—or that it is “all in their head.”
I haven’t met a single client who is “imagining” their problems. There is always a reason. Often the adrenal glands are fatigued from chronic stress or not having integrated a particularly stressful situation in their life. Often, hormones are out of balance and can be easily corrected. Sometimes there is a metabolic issue that needs to be resolved. Many times, people are overfed – but undernourished – and getting them on a proper nutrition plan resolves the issues.
No matter what the presenting complaint, we endeavor to do the appropriate functional, metabolic, and hormonal testings to get to the root of the issue and resolve the “vague” symptoms. Life is meant to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest and everyone should wake up in the morning feeling fantastic! If you are just not feeling right, I would encourage you to find a physician in your area trained in functional medicine. It can mean the difference between continuing to suffer complaints and living a healthy life.