Dr. Fiona Lovely is a board certified Doctor of Chiropractic and the Founder and Clinical Director of Calgary Brain + Spine – serving the public high quality healthcare since 2006.
Dr. Lovely uses a functional medicine model when treating patients suffering from a variety of conditions whether hormonal, autoimmune, neurodegenerative, digestive and others. Her approach is unique in the current health care trends – she looks for the things which are causing the interference to the body’s own innate ability to heal. That might include: stress, food allergies, genetic dispositions, mental blockages, musculoskeletal dysfunction and more. You might say her philosophy to health is deductive before additive!
Using front line, innovative laboratory diagnostics and comprehensive history taking and exam, she gets to the root cause of your dysfunction, no matter what variety. Optimization of the biochemical, metabolic and hormonal systems is what we strive for and this is the functional medicine approach. The result is maximal well being!
Functional medicine means we find the root cause, the how and why – the deep-seated connections to your current health status. It is different for every person and requires an individualized approach. This is not your mother’s health care!
Functional medicine is a term I throw around often in the podcast and on my websites. I thought I would take a moment to define a few key terms. Turns out that Functional Medicine is a wholistic approach – a look at you as a whole organism with many complex systems communicating and working together. Assessment from a functional practitioner will mean looking at a number of factors of health and healing – genetic, biochemical and lifestyle factors. Most importantly, the correction of imbalances which can cause disease can span many systems and thus a whole-system approach is going to yield better results.
Want to learn more? Listen to episode 56 of Not Your Mother’s Menopause podcast found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/not-your-mothers-menopause/id1097326296?mt=2