My job as a functional medicine expert gives me the opportunity to be part of people's health journey from around the globe. Before they discover functional medicine and come to see me, most of my patients have tried just about everything to improve their health on their own. The majority of the men and women who walk into my office don't eat junk food and do live clean lives, but despite their best efforts they are still struggling with their health.
Underlying health problems like adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, digestive problems, and autoimmune or inflammatory conditions can be difficult to heal with general healthy living. Eat more vegetables; don't eat junk food—OK—but now what? By digging deeper and taking it to the next level with functional medicine, I am able to uncover what is keeping my patients' bodies from thriving.
So for all you clean eaters and fitness lovers out there, if your health still isn't where you want it to be, here are some common mistakes I find that even the most health-conscious people are making: