Physiological and biochemical processes in the body are a highly sophisticated web of interactions and the most effective approach to correcting any dysfunction in any metabolic process in the body is to complete a medical history intake combined with comprehensive biochemical testing. Biochemistry is the process by which your body uses nutrients to function. These nutrients include amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Biochemistry is simply how the body uses amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fats to do its job, and how infections, environmental toxins (e.g., toxic metals, solvents), and allergies interfere with optimal functioning, leading to adverse symptoms and disease.
Through sophisticated functional biochemical testing by qualified Functional Medicine Practitioners, the underlying causes of multiple symptoms and diseases can be analyzed simultaneously, and quickly corrected to promote health. Modifications of biochemical functioning using targeted therapies require clinicians to be specially trained to accurately conceptualize, interpret and apply this multivariate approach to dynamic physiological processes.
The concept and clinical application of providing customized treatments based on this biochemical testing is the primary concept that underlies functional biochemical testing and the resultant treatment approaches. All of these approaches are based on scientific evaluation of clinical trials and more than one hundred years of medical observation and experimentation.
More often than not, treatments based on biochemical testing are correcting the specific problems that contribute directly to the patient’s symptoms and diseases. At the same time, clinicians skilled in functional medicine can evaluate the data to predict future diseases and symptoms, which can also be corrected to prevent future disease expression.