This week at mbg, we're gearing up for revitalize, our highly anticipated annual event where the biggest names in wellness and functional medicine come together to talk about the future of health. High on the agenda this year? Women's health. Here's why issues like adrenal health, fertility, and hormone balance are of the utmost important to us here at mbg, and why they'll be be center stage at revitalize 2017.
It's well-known that men are center stage in conventional medicine. The male body is the model for treatment, men are overrepresented in medical research, they experience shorter wait times in the ER, and they are more likely to have their medical concerns taken seriously by doctors. Frustrating, right? It's even more interesting when you learn that women utilize the health care system more than men do.
Luckily, things seem to be shifting. Functional and integrative medicine are centered around conditions—like anxiety, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disease—that disproportionately affect women. The pillars of wellness—like stress management, proper nutrition, and mindful movement—allow women to be proactive about their health when conventional medicine has left them wanting. In wellness, women feel like they’re in control, and—perhaps more importantly—they feel heard.