A Functional Health doctor will do GI tests that show gut health and then addressing gut health issues can impact things like your hormone balance. Hormones impact many areas of our lives and self diagnosing, or buying a bunch of random supplements that we’ve heard about, could be doing more harm than good. The best thing you can do is get an appointment with your functional medicine doctor to have tests run and find out exactly what your body needs to get your levels back on track. In the end it will probably end up saving you money.
All body processes depend on healthy cell metabolism and function. Functional Medicine tests look at cellular level metabolism that can impact your overall health. Another gut example is serotonin. Serotonin has a lot to do with mood. 95% of your body’s serotonin is produced in the intestines. Bad gut health can impact mood disorders. If you don’t have good bile production, you won’t break down and benefit from foods and supplements. Functional Medicine tests with your Functional Health doctor in Overland Park look at all of those things and your Functional Medicine doctor, Dr Melinda, recommends supplements, as well diet and lifestyle changes to help balance things out. The key is that these are custom to what your body needs, not just a guess.