Functional Medicine Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

Providing your body with the essentials it needs to maintain optimum health is vital for living a well-balanced, happy life. At Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, the experienced medical team offers a variety of therapies and counseling services to ensure your body has what it needs through all phases of your life to prevent chronic illness and help you live your best life. Schedule a consultation today by calling the office or click 'Book Online' below.

Functional Medicine Q & A

What is functional medicine?

Functional medicine’s primary goal is to identify and treat underlying medical conditions affecting your health. The functional medicine practitioners at Horizons Health & Wellness focus on your body as a whole system, and treat your conditions based on a whole-person approach rather than managing symptoms individually.

The preventive aspect of functional medicine is to optimize health and wellness for women and their families across all ages, including adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy, and into menopause and beyond. Your provider offers a patient-centered approach to health care and works closely with you to address issues affecting your health, including factors like:

  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Lifestyle choices
  • Eating habits
  • Chronic diseases
  • Prescription medication side effects

What functional medicine services are available?

The experienced staff at Horizons Health & Wellness offers a wide range of services to improve your family’s health. These include:

  • Nutritional guidance
  • Lifestyle enhancements
  • Weight loss programs
  • Hormone balancing
  • Group health classes on digestive health 
  • Group health classes on minimizing negative health effects of stress
  • Group health classes for cardiovascular health and immune system optimization will be available later in 2018.
  • Stress reduction
  • Environmental detoxification

Hormone therapies are also available to address underlying thyroid conditions and help rebalance hormones that are affecting your metabolism and overall health. Your provider may also recommend traditional or bioidentical hormone replacement to treat symptoms of perimenopause and menopause, including decreased libido.

What is environmental detoxification?

You encounter thousands of potentially harmful toxins in the environment every day. These substances can negatively impact your health and well-being with long-term side effects. The experts at Horizons Health & Wellness offer detoxification guidance to help reduce the toxins in your body.

Common environmental factors affecting your health are found in the air, water, food, and home. They include:

  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Chemicals
  • Artificial food additives

Your provider reviews your medical history to determine the best detoxification methods to eliminate harmful toxins from your body. You also receive educational resources to help prevent unnecessary future exposure to environmental toxins.

What stress reduction services are available?

Stress is more than an emotional response to a difficult situation. When life gets hectic, your body actually triggers a complex hormonal response that can negatively influence your emotional, physical, and behavioral health.

Your healthcare provider discusses your lifestyle choices and other stress factors with you to determine the best ways to reduce stress. Treatments for excess stress may include:

  • Hormone balancing
  • Sleep improvement
  • Nutritional guidance through counseling and medical foods
  • Dietary supplements
  • Group wellness classes are also available at Horizons Health & Wellness that promote effective stress reduction techniques.
  • Other services available from our friends at The Well include yoga, meditation, prayer, essential oils, massage and counseling.

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