In the 21st century, many people think that doctors have arrived at a consensus when it comes to the pillars of health and wellness. Since we’ve made so many advances in the field of medicine, the path to wellness, so we figure, must be clear to everyone. Many of us (mistakenly) assume that all approaches to health are built upon the same foundations.
But if you’ve been struggling with a chronic illness for years, then you know that not all approaches to health work the same way.
Or if you’re not sure if your medication’s side effects are worse than the condition itself, then you might be ready to try a new kind of treatment. Perhaps a kind of treatment based on a different foundation than what you’re used to.
If you’re considering coming to Integra Health and Wellness, then we want you to understand how we approach health, an approach that builds upon a different and more solid foundation than that used by traditional medicine practices. More specifically, we build each treatment plan upon three unique pillars of health and wellness.
After reading this article, you’ll likely be surprised at how different we are from traditional care. From natural treatments to a holistic approach to health, we put your needs at the center of your care. The best thing about our treatments is that they work!
What can you expect from Integra’s pillars of health and wellness? In general, you can expect personalized care rooted in functional medicine rather than traditional medicine. This philosophy includes the following:
- Root Cause Treatment: Too many treatment plans focus on symptom management instead of root cause treatment. For example, many medications reduce inflammation in the joints without targeting the underlying cause of said inflammation. But functional medicine aims at true health, which means treating the root causes of illness. Instead of just passing you a prescribed bottle of pills, our team will sit down with you and get to know your health history, current life situation, and any other clues as to why your health issues came about in the first place.
- Personalized Care: There are no one-size-fits-all solutions in functional medicine. While our pillars of health and wellness are built upon commonalities that all bodies share, individual treatment plans are never the same. Genetics, environment, lifestyle, goals, health history – each of these features will affect your health treatment plan. Similarly, you are guaranteed meaningful visits with Dr. Helm and the rest of the health team at Integra Health and Wellness. We’re not just going to give you a spreadsheet and call that a personalized care plan. We’re going to answer your questions as we get to know you better.
- Natural Remedies: Too many doctors recommend pharmaceuticals because it’s an easy way to relieve symptoms. But at Integra, our pillars of health and wellness are built upon natural remedies. We recognize that natural treatments enable the body to heal itself, so we coach you in how to seek out the best nutrients from food to fuel your daily activities.
Integra’s Pillars of Health and Wellness
Our team pairs consistent values with three pillar services of health and wellness in order to achieve true healing for people just like you.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a highly effective therapy designed to mimic the hormones in your body in an effort to better balance and regulate hormones. This therapy can be beneficial for both men and women of all ages and in all stages of life. It can help alleviate menopause symptoms, infertility, brain fog, stress, and other conditions.
Mental clarity is a main contributor to your quality of life. If you’re becoming more and more forgetful or fatigued, your career, relationships, and emotions may suffer. Severe cases of cognitive decline might even lead to severe physical risks. Therefore, whether you are dealing with brain fog or Alzheimer’s, we will help you thrive at any point of the cognitive decline spectrum.
Nutrition is a crucial pillar of health and wellness because it is the key to true healing. Your body cannot recover if it lacks the fuel it needs. From mental clarity to immune support, nutrition makes all the difference. Every patient will work directly with Julie Helm NPc, IFMCP, and a health coach to implement a personalized plan created for their specific needs.
How Can Functional Medicine Improve Your Life?
Now that you’re caught up on Integra’s three pillars of health and wellness, it’s time to see how those pillars can transform your health. Feel more alert, escape chronic symptoms, and live life to the fullest without the unpleasant side effects of traditional healthcare. There is hope!
We’re now scheduling free discovery calls for new patients. Click here to speak with our functional medicine team.