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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The Problem with Plastics

Over 10,000 chemicals are added to food and food packaging materials in the United States.

Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and have been found to result in adverse health effects.  Multiple negative effects of these chemicals appear by disrupting hormonal signals.  The scientific term for this is ‘endocrine disrupters’ and these types of chemicals could interfere with the body’s hormonal systems and produce developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune dysfunction.  Some products that endocrine disruptors are found in are plastic bottles, the linings of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, thermal receipts, and pesticides.  Ideally, it’s best to avoid drinking from plastic water bottles and cups, both disposable and reusable.

Some chemicals that are in plastics that should be avoided are

  • Phthalates: found in household items, children’s toys, oral medications, food wrapper linings, and personal care products.
  • Bisphenols: can spread into food and water, particularly if exposed to heat. Bisphenols can also cross the placenta, affecting unborn infants.
  • Perfluoroalkyl chemicals: used in grease-proof paper and packing which can be found in sandwich and pastry wrapper, French fry bags, pizza boxes, candy wrappers, and other packaging and paperboard.
  • Perchlorate: used for plastic packaging that is in contact with dry foods.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride: are in most commercial cling wrap, bottles that are used for cooking oils, and some water bottles.
  • Polystyrene: found in disposable plastic cups, bowls, and most colored plastic utensils.

Some safer choices on how you can reduce exposures to plastics are to explore the alternatives, read the label, to use paper instead of cling wrap, to throw out anything you are unsure of, limit your exposure, wash plastics by hand, to buy in bulk and to also buy glass or stainless steel bottles.  Instead of plastic bottles or food storage containers, try investing in glass, ceramics, or stainless-steel products.  Read the label and look for brands that say “PVC free” on them and avoid microwaving in plastic.  Use waxed paper to store foods, especially with foods that contain more fat to them.  If there is discoloration, cracks, or other signs of wear then the plastic is most likely degrading and could be leaching chemicals into the food.  Really limit the amount of time that the food sits in the plastic container.

Content Sourced from the Institute of Functional Medicine