What is Functional Nutrition?

 

A clinically proven method of analyzing your blood work for patterns of dysfunction.  Specific nutritional treatment is determined from this analysis.  That’s right, treatment is tailored to your needs by using your blood work (and other tests).  By interpreting your tests with special methods, it is possible to help even chronic conditions.  Who wouldn’t want more energy and vitality, better sleep, better sex, lowered cholesterol and so much more?

This work and the products we use are backed by the latest research.  There are hundreds of scientific studies done every year that continually provide us with the knowledge to make the best choices for you.  We want to get you better…faster.

This is the most comprehensive, scientific, and objective way to give your body what it needs with laser-like accuracy.  Imagine knowing exactly what you need in order to sleep well, decrease pain and inflammation naturally, restore your energy and return to the things you love most.

 

Most blood work ordered today is limited to a very basic number of tests because of insurance restrictions.  We go beyond these limitations by ordering comprehensive studies and matching those findings with your history, questionnaires and neurologic exam findings to determine the best course of treatment.  Once you’ve been following the prescribed care for some time, follow-up tests are performed to demonstrate your progress.

Here’s the other issue…

You can fall within the reference range of “Laboratory Normal” and still be unhealthy!  We use functional ranges (not just the laboratory ranges) to understand if your health is moving in an unhealthy direction.

Every year labs update their “normal” ranges based on the population they’ve tested.  As the population gets less healthy…the lab ranges become larger.  What was considered normal in the 1970’s was much different from what is considered normal now.

By looking beyond overt pathology and analyzing the delicate interplay of systems and measurements we can gain a deeper understanding of your health.  It is then possible to use cutting-edge nutritional protocols to reverse the loss and restore vibrant health.

We leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting you better.  By combining function nutrition with Brain-Based (Functional Neurology) Therapy we’ve helped hundreds of patients suffering from chronic conditions.

Our entire practice is dedicated to helping people that have not been able to get better elsewhere.  People that were rejected by the ’system’ or unsatisfied with their options, and left to fend for themselves.  Now you have options, there is hope!

If you are suffering from a chronic condition like:

  • Thyroid Problems
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Loss of Libido
  • Pre/Post Menopause Issues
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Liver/Gall Bladder Issues…

…or any other condition listed on this site; you may be a candidate for Functional Nutrition.  Contact our office to set up a complimentary “Discovery Visit” (a $250 value for $77).  We will discuss your health concerns, perform a free screening evaluation and determine if you qualify for this type of care.  Call 610-518-3370 for reserve your appointment time.  Be sure to fill out all paperwork from this site and bring in any current blood work results.

What should I expect on my “Discovery Visit”?  Your “Discovery Visit”includes a review of your case, concerns and goals, a thorough history and a functional physical/neurological examination.  If further testing is required Dr. Childs and Dr. Durr will discuss the details of specific testing and review pricing options.  We accept personal payment only for nutritional lab work, evaluation and supplements.

Why accept personal payment only for lab work?  Due to the level of advanced testing we perform and the nature and depth of the interpretation process we only accept personal payment for nutritional lab work, study evaluation and supplements.  The last thing you want is the same frustrating answers from the same old tests.  So we will not bill or provide billing information for insurance purposes.  We still bill insurance for other treatments in our office.

How will I save money on lab testing?  We often order extensive blood work, salivary testing and gastrointestinal studies that would cost thousands of dollars at a fraction of the cost.  We pass that cost savings along to you.  You are only charged for the cost of the testing.  We do not profit from running the lab studies.  Dr. Childs and Dr. Durr  do charge a fee to interpret your findings and develop your treatment plan.  They will review those fees before any testing is ordered.  All testing must be paid for prior to ordering.

What if I have recent blood work?  It is a good idea to bring your most recent lab work for Dr. Childs and Dr. Durr  to review (they may be able to use this data) but he often has to run more extensive studies in order to thoroughly understand and treat your condition.  Remember, we leave no stone unturned.  We expect to find the underlying cause of your concern and implement a therapy that can bring you results when other approaches have fallen short.

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