Functional & Integrative Medicine

Functional Medicine

Don’t Just Treat Symptoms, Treat the Root Cause

Did you know that 50% of adults have at least one chronic health condition, 25% of adults have two or more chronic health conditions, and chronic disease accounts for 86% of all healthcare costs? Many of these conditions continue throughout a person’s lifetime without relief, because most doctors only treat the pain you’re feeling. At Thrive, our physicians are trained in a different way. We focus on treating the root cause of your symptoms, not just the symptoms themselves.

A Comprehensive Approach To Health

Some of the common chronic illnesses we treat include

  • Digestive Conditions

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Skin Irritations

  • Autoimmune Diseases

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
    • Lupus
    • Gout
    • Sjogren’s
  • Chronic Disease

    • Hypertension
    • Pre-Diabetes / Diabetes
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Celiac Disease
    • Thyroid Disturbances
    • Food Allergies
  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Hormonal Imbalance

    • Premenopause / Menopause
    • Premenstrual syndrome
    • Infertility
    • Low testosterone
    • Thyroid and Adrenal disorders
  • Asthma & Sensitivities

  • Pain Conditions

    • Arthritis
    • Headaches, migraines
    • Muscle, joint and abdominal pains
  • Skin Conditions

    • Acne
    • Chronic urticaria
    • Psoriasis
    • Eczema
    • Follicular hyperkeratosis

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A Personalized Healthcare Plan – Made for You, and Only You

Many physicians approach patients as if they’re all the same, but at Thrive, we understand that you are completely unique. Our physicians take the time to listen to your health history, family history, lifestyle, and even your mental health and spirit to create a plan for your body and your mind.

Prevent Disease, Don’t Just React to New Ones

Not only can functional medicine treat existing health ailments, they can even prevent new ones! By taking an all-encompassing approach to your health and lifestyle, we can help prevent health issues down the road, rather than treating them as they appear.

Be a Partner in Your Own Health

Thrive takes the time to educate you on how your body and mind works, and what the best methods are for making sure you are as healthy as you can possibly be. When you know how to live your best life, it all becomes about having the right tools at your disposal.

Get Treatment from a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Know that you are in the very best hands at Thrive. Our doctors have completed IFM Certification Program. This certification was developed by leaders in the field of functional medicine and is the highest level of training one can receive for this approach to treatment.

Complete Care Under One Roof

At Thrive, our facility has everything you need to be the happiest, healthiest you.

A Thorough Consultation:  Spend up to 90 minutes with our IFM Certified practitioners during your consultation. Tell us your healthcare story, review your records, and get to the root cause of your symptoms.

Supportive Group Classes: We provide workshops and group classes to motivate you in a positive environment.

Nutrition & Meal Prep: Learn how to cook nutritious, and most importantly, delicious meals in our healthy cooking classes. Make foods that help to actually fuel your body, not slow you down!

Work Your Body Efficiently: Thrive has the latest in exercise technology and will help to create an exercise plan with your health and goals in mind. From group classes to workout equipment, Thrive gives you everything you need to get active.

Ease Your Mind: Healing your mind is just as important as exercising your body. We offer resources for stress reduction, meditation, and even restorative massage.

Be Your Best Self. Get Started With Thrive TODAY!

Call (704)-390-7150 or fill out the appointment request form below to get in touch with us.

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Epigenetics: Were You Born This Way?

Epigenetics: Were You Born This Way?

Your Genes Make You You

Genes found within your DNA create the building blocks of each person. They determine hair color, eye color, affect height, and control any number of things about you. In essence, every aspect of yourself, from physical characteristics to personality, can be, at least in part, attributed to your genetic makeup. This is the basic premise of the “nature vs. nurture” discussion. But what if “nature,” your genes, were themselves affected by your environment. This is where epigenetics comes into play.

At its heart, epigenetics is how and why specific genes are expressed and why others are dormant. For example, the COL1A1 gene is present in all cells, but it is only utilized (or expressed) in skin cells that need to produce collagen. Epigenetics tells cells which proteins to produce and which genes to express. This opens up a whole world of possible gene therapies to help combat inflammation, genetic diseases, even genetic dispositions to cancer. Epigenetics can be the future of medicine. The question is: How can we directly affect the epigenetic process ourselves?

Be Your Own Epigeneticist

Epigenetic changes can occur from any number of things that are present within our world. We have recently begun specific gene targeting for direct and controlled mutations with CRISPR technology. However, that is far from the only method to alter your genetic expression. You can be your own epigeneticist with much more ease than tracking down a state-of-the-art Genetics lab. How much you sleep, what you eat, even how much and what types of exercise you do can all have epigenetic effects. What is impressive is that these epigenetic activities that you can do at home can affect simple things. Such as reducing inflammatory responses, to long-lasting and significant life factors, such as delaying the onset of partially inherited diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

What is in your genes will ultimately have a significant effect on who you are in life. Our growing understanding of epigenetics is giving us the power to control what genes, what parts of ourselves, we want to show the world. This is a small introduction into the broad world of epigenetics that we are just now scratching the surface of. At Thrive, our certified Functional Medicine (IFM) providers are accustomed to addressing complex and intertwined health issues, such as epigenetics, from a functional and preventative standpoint. Allow Thrive to play an integral part in your journey to optimal health and wellness in 2019. Your provider at Thrive can help guide you through the process of ensuring you put your best foot forward. By making sure you take all the steps necessary to put your best genes forward.