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Functional Medicine : If you don't test, you guess

Posted by admin on Tue, Aug 10, 2010

Chas Gant MD, PhD

"The whole is more than the sum of its parts" -Aristotle

Think of your body as a grand orchestra assembled to play an elaborate symphony together...each system is a different instrument. While we recognize many individual "players" in the body, they all function as a whole.

If any of YOUR "players" are out of tune or marching to a different beat, YOU may be suffering.

Have you been working on your health for a long time and still feel that something is still missing?

We invite you to take a look at your own internal orchestra with Dr. Chas Gant's Functional Medicine and Fuctional Testing program. Functional medicine is patient-centered medicine that examines how the systems of the body are functioning, or working properly. Functional medicine searches for the underlying imbalance which can contribute to illness or chronic disease. If one of the musicians is out of tune, it will affect the whole orchestra. Similarly, if YOU have an imbalance, it can affect your whole body in ways that you may not even know.

It's time to get your body balanced. Here's how:

Diagnostic Functional Testing to Identify and Correct Imbalances

Dr. Chas Gant's model of Functional Medicine involves special diagnostic testing, often covered by insurance, to identify and correct imbalances in the brain and body chemistry.

These lab tests may uncover:

* Nutritional Deficiencies

* Hormonal Imbalances

* Detoxification and Biotransformational imbalances

* Immune imbalances

* Inflammatory imbalances

* Digestive,absorptive, and microbiological imbalances

* Structural imbalances

Imbalances such as these may be early symptoms of disease or barriers to good health.

Expert Interpretation of Functional Test Results

Dr. Chas Gant MD, PhD, has 30 years experience in interpreting these complex tests. Based on his findings, he creates a plan for each patient to correct their imbalances and restore fundamental health.

If you are searching for a health coach, a "conductor" to bring your internal orchestra to restored health, please schedule your appointment now with Dr. Chas Gant.

"By paying attention to small problems, you can often prevent large problems."


Chas Gant M.D., Ph.D., is an integrative and functional medicine doctor, author, national lecturer, teacher and staff member at NIHA, an integrative medicine and dental center serving Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. His schedule only allows him to be in DC a few days a month. Call 202-237-7000 to schedule.

"By paying attention to small problems, you can often prevent large problems."

Topics: functional medicine, integrative medicine, integrative doctor