At Plant Based Academy we adhere to the principles of Functional Health and Lifestyle Medicine which holds a consilient view on optimum health and the treatment, and prevention of metabolic disease. We view each person as a holistic human being in all their wonder and complexity. We have devised a world unique 6 Step lifestyle medicine approach to optimum health which can be used to reverse disease and achieve radiant health, our approach is designed to address the root causes of disease rather than simply addressing symptomology.

Our 6 Step Holistic Approach to Optimum Health is

 

1) Eliminating toxic and inflammatory foods.

1) Rebuilding the Body & Rebuild the Gut.

3) Identifying environmental toxins.

4) Healing autoimmune-related infections.

5) Trauma Recovery

6) Relationship Coaching

Follow this program, Whether you’re battling multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease, autoimmune disease, IBS or Graves’ disease, or you simply want to put an end to nagging minor symptoms, Our Holistic approach, based on the latest scientific research including cell danger response theory, polyvagal theory, attachment research and plant based nutritional science is designed to fight and defeat the full spectrum of autoimmune diseases.

What is Functional Health & Lifestyle Medicine

 

Functional Health addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both client and functional health therapist in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more client-centered approach, Functional Health addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional Health therapists spend time with their clients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, relational and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, Functional Health supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.

Functional Health offers a powerful new operating system and clinical model for assessment, treatment, and prevention of chronic disease to replace the outdated and ineffective acute-care models carried forward from the 20th century. Functional Health incorporates the latest in genetic science, systems biology, and understanding of how environmental and lifestyle factors influence the emergence and progression of disease. Functional Health enables health professionals to practice proactive, predictive, personalized health care and empowers clients to take an active role in their own health.

In order to keep a tree healthy and allow it to flourish, you need to support the most basic and essential elements first; the foundation: the roots and soil. Similarly, if a tree is not healthy, the first place you should look for answers is those same foundational elements. In Functional Health, the same approach applies to clients. The most important factors, and the ones we examine first when gathering information about the client, are the foundational lifestyle factors; sleep, exercise, nutrition, stress levels, relationships, and genetics. These are the roots and soil, which are in turn influenced by specific predisposing factors (antecedents), discrete events (triggers), and ongoing physiological processes (mediators), and may then result in fundamental imbalances at the trunk. These can eventually result in the signs and symptoms that are grouped into a diagnosable constellation that we call disease, represented by the branches and leaves.

Functional Health is a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers clients to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration with a functional health therapist to address the underlying causes of disease.