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Functional Medicine

Sedentary lives, poor diets, stress, environmental toxins and family genetics are largely responsible for a health crisis in our country.

Functional medicine takes a more comprehensive approach. At the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, our highly trained providers:

  • Identify and treat the root causes of illness
  • Treat the whole person
  • Emphasize disease prevention and lifestyle modification
  • Encourage self-care
  • Explore alternatives to drugs and surgery

As functional medicine providers, we employ the latest standards in diagnostic examination and laboratory testing. Based on your individual needs, we develop a treatment plan for a healthier you.

To make an appointment, call us at 714-424-9001.

Functional medicine therapies are appropriate for a wide variety of interrelated health concerns, including:

  • Digestive issues such as gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, “leaky gut” syndrome, Crohn’s and colitis
  • Mental issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue and memory loss
  • Genetic issues including autoimmune disorders or mitochondrial dysfunction
  • Weight gain
  • Graves’ disease or hypothyroidism
  • Hormonal imbalances

At the Samueli Institute, we seek to identify the underlying causes of illnesses by first reviewing your diet, stress, energy, digestion, exercise, lifestyle, past and present medical history and family history. Our naturopathic physicians use the latest standards in diagnostic examination and laboratory testing. We evaluate your immune health, digestive function, liver detoxification, hormone balance, cardiovascular health and nutritional status.

Based on your individual needs, we develop a treatment plan which may include:

  • Detoxification
  • Dietary and lifestyle changes
  • Exercise therapy
  • Herbs and dietary supplements
  • Manipulative therapies
  • Psychotherapy and counseling
  • Stress reduction

The Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute is the only university-affiliated institute of its kind in Orange County. Here you benefit from a highly trained staff with access to the latest research findings. Our integrative approach means physicians from across the medical spectrum collaborate on your care.

Our functional medicine team is led by:

They work much like detectives by running advanced diagnostic tests to measure various body functions before you feel sick. This preventive approach aims to give you a deeper understanding of your own body and how to treat it.

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