Foundations Functional Medicine is located inside Magnolia Grove, a Spa & Wellness Collective. The space is a unique opportunity for all who visit, with massage, yoga, beauty services, peaceful lounge spaces, cold press juice, and organic smoothies. There’s something for everyone!
There are many layers beyond “TSH” for assessing the thyroid in full. The functional approach looks into each of these layers to ensure that the total thyroid cascade is understood. Many people can have hypothyroid symptoms from a downstream cause and show normal TSH and T4! This is commonly affected by the gut or even detoxification or inflammatory issues causing indirect hypothyroid symptoms.
Most hormone issues are caused by other, non-hormonal imbalances. Simply addressing the end result of a hormonal symptom is missing the true root cause of the reason the imbalance is there in the first place. Many people confuse fixing the problem with masking the symptom, which is often done with hormonal birth control. Dr. Kathryn assesses deeper to get to the reasons why these imbalances are present to address the underlying problem.
Autoimmune disease is an increasingly common concern, especially among females. The functional approach asks “why” the immune system has become confused on friend vs foe in the first place. By removing individual triggers of autoimmunity, restoring balance to the immune system, and providing the body with healing tools, Dr. Kathryn helps many with autoimmune disease find restored quality of life.
From IBS to IBD, gut issues are rampant and often a frustrating part of one’s life. The functional approach uses a comprehensive evaluation to determine what imbalances are causing the symptoms and helps to restore a healthy gut environment.
Dr. Kathryn sees many with skin concerns such as psoriasis, eczema, hives, rashes, and more! The skin is often directly connected to the gut, sources of inflammation, and other imbalances within the internal body. By digging into the potential root cause, the functional approach is able to help the skin heal from the inside out.
Most blood sugar imbalances are a direct reflection of multi-system imbalances, resulting in compensation responses that look like what most see as just a “blood sugar problem.” By understanding the individual’s reason for why this is occuring, Dr. Kathryn is able to help significantly improve blood sugar concerns from the source!
Have you considered your reasons for wanting to learn more about Dr. Heidt and Foundations Functional Medicine? Why are you in pursuit of better health?
Discuss your history thoroughly, decide on labs.
Run labs, get started on simple health improvement support
Schedule your Comprehensive assessment (full visit, review labs and put together full POC timeline and goals)
Execute POC, support, accountability, etc
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