“There is no ‘disease’ in the body, only dis-ease. The origin is always unique – always.” – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, father of Functional Medicine.
When insurances code for different “diseases,” they refer to a book called the ICD-10 Guidebook. To date, that book has 14,000 unique diseases, syndromes and illnesses listed. In fact, when a disease is given a name; rheumatoid arthritis, PMS, PCOS, or Type II Diabetes, to name a few, what we are really looking at is a group of symptoms that has been packaged into a disease. These groups of symptoms are really our bodies telling us that there is a problem: that our bodies are experiencing dis-ease.
ARE YOU LISTENING?
Or are you covering your symptoms with a medication so that you don’t have to think about them anymore. When you hide the symptoms, they are just come out in different ways to let you know things are not alright. Then you cover the new symptom with a new medication and the vicious cycle continues until you are on multiple medications all because you chose not to listen.
Functional medicine, what I practice as a health coach, teaches us that there are only THREE! things that we need to address to help us find optimal health.