Why use a functional medicine approach to health?
Not sure what functional medicine is? It’s the practice of finding and treating the true root-cause of an imbalance or disease. Functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the inter-connectedness among environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the uniqueness in each individual. Using lab testing or investigative work we can get to the root of the issue.
Just a few of the conditions a functional medicine approach can address:
We can get to the root of your issues. We cover dysbiosis, food intolerance, impaired digestion and more.
What's keeping you from a good night sleep? We can work through the possibilities.
Estrogen dominance, hormone mimickers, diet, stress, hidden thyroid issues, how do they all play a role?
Education, exposures, testing, detoxification, genetics are all possible issues. I can help determine your best approach and guide you through the process.
Using food as medicine we can work on finding balance in blood sugar and energy levels
Managing stress effectively may be the most important piece of your health puzzle.
Certified Health Coach and Functional Medicine Specialist
School of Applied Functional Medicine AFMC certified
Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, CHC
The Essential Oil Institute, CEOC
Rochester Institute of Technology, BS
After years of research in multiple areas of health for herself and her family, Shelly is now a certified Health Coach and a trained specialist in functional medicine and wants to empower others to get to the root of their own issues. Using a functional medicine approach she helps educate and guide people in lifestyle changes that will restore health and vitality.
Shelly’s history with studying the inter-connectedness of complex health issues started over 15 years ago when her son was diagnosed with autism, apraxia and complex motor coordination disorder. She has been studying gut health, detoxification methods, best supplements for brain health, and food sensitivities ever since. Now as a coach in applied functional medicine she is excited to work with clients to discover vibrant health and leave dis-ease behind them with drug free healing options and simple targeted nutrition and lifestyle choices.
As a FM Health Coach, she provides a wide range of services to help individuals and families achieve their wellness goals. Services include a variety of customizable group workshops, or individual consultations. Services could also include smart shopping guidance to local stores or could include hand outs to help you along the way if working remotely. Other educational sessions may include how to use essential oils for your health or emotional support, or even a workshop on how to avoid toxins in your everyday products.
In our sessions we always consider:
•You are unique
•Everything is interconnected
•Dis–ease precedes Disease symptoms
•Root cause of your symptoms may seem distant and unrelated
•The root cause may be different for each individual
•Wellness includes your entire purpose
•Your participation is crucial to your healing
"I have increased energy, better sleep and improved mood!"
-Bridget H. (Tired Mom)
"I have a better understanding of "how" I can help myself and my health. I have specific tools and strategies for improvement."
-Heidi L. (heart attack survivor)
"I really appreciate all the time and effort Shelly put into my wellness, She is easy to work with and is very understanding."
-Tina (Overwhelmed autism parent)
"I work with Shelly semimonthly. My main goal is to get my liver in top shape. Almost immediately I began to get 7 to 8 hours sleep per night instead of 2.5 to 3. I've been fighting this problem for 45 years. I am very impressed with the vast amount of knowledge in the nutrition and Functional Medicine arena. Clearly I made the right choice"
-Daryl (67 yrs, Avoiding a statin, and migraine Rx's)
"Oh, wow, I cannot say enough good things about working with Shelly! She's been really lovely to work with. I feel so much better. I spent more than 10 years being tired all the time, couldn't digest anything it seemed, everything hurt and I felt kind of hopeless. Since working with her, my health overall has gotten better and I can really feel the difference! I am grateful that I found Health Thymes!"
-D. L.(Hashimoto's Thyroiditis client)