Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine in San Diego County, CA

Because we believe true healing is holistic, we offer Functional Medicine in Poway, Escondido, Encinitas, and other areas in San Diego County, CA in addition to our physical treatments.

Nutraceuticals are nutritional supplements that are mostly of natural form and are developed to provide physiological effects. These supplements are very powerful substances that can be used to treat health complaints. Many of our patients come in with a bag full of supplements they are taking for certain complaints. This can be very harmful. The combination of certain supplements can cause health problems and side effects. It is highly advisable that anyone taking supplements consult a knowledgeable health care practitioner who is trained in nutraceuticals.

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Medical Foods

We use medical foods in our Naturopathy treatment in San Diego County, CA. Medical foods are science based formulas that contain targeted nutrients to help maintain certain health conditions, such as: children’s food sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, premenstrual syndrome, hypercholesterolemia, and more.

Medical foods aren’t ordinary nutritional formulas – and they’re far from ordinary foods. A medical food contains therapeutic levels of nutrients that would be difficult if not impossible to achieve through traditional dietary means.

Firstline Therapy Program

Our medical food are ideal for use in conjunction with FirstLine Therapy, part of a therapeutic lifestyle change program consisting of a tailored medical food program, a modified diet, regular exercise, and stress management. Metagenics medical foods and Firstline Therapy are only available through licensed health care professionals. Visit our Virtual Pharmacy for more information or to place an order.

Leading health organizations and medical experts – including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and Arthritis Foundation – now recommend lifestyle interventions (lifestyle medicine) as the “first line therapy” for treating and reducing the risk of common conditions, such as

High Cholesterol. The natural medicine program at ActiveMed Integrative Health Center includes herbs, nutraceuticals, medical foods and acupuncture.

Healthy lifestyle choices are also the key to addressing other health concerns and symptoms, such as:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Overweight / Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Conditions related to aging
  • Fatigue
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Stress-related symptoms
  • Poor memory or lack of mental clarity

Natural medicine is also extremely effective in treating insomnia, weight loss, fatigue, stress, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and many other diseases.

For Naturopathy in Poway, Escondido, and Encinitas, call ActiveMed Integrative Health Center.

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