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Functional medicine “considers the complex web of interactions in the patient’s history, physiology, and lifestyle. . . . The unique genetic makeup of each patient . . . along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.” “Functional medicine uses the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribes combinations of drug and/or botanical medicines, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, and stress-management techniques.”
While this sounds great, even a little like the Wise Woman approach, it isn’t. After talking with people who practice and use functional medicine, I believe it to be the latest incarnation of the Heroic Tradition. Functional medical practitioners tend to find toxins and parasites. This allows them to prescribe an “individual” program of detoxification, complete with juice fasts, raw food, cleanses, and supplements. Herbs are not used to nourish but as faux drugs and food is seen as potentially dangerous. The ideas behind functional medicine can do grave damage to the human being; they are based on mis-assumptions and outright lies. ....
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