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Americans are not living longer, healthier lives. Can functional medicine change that?

Despite incredible advances in modern medicine including research breakthroughs and life-saving medications and devices, Americans are not actually living longer, healthier lives. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, life expectancy has actually been falling over recent years. In fact, this is the first time since the 1918 flu pandemic that Americans have experienced a loss in years of life. Experts say that this decrease cannot be attributed to one single problem, but numerous factors including increased rates of suicide and the opioid epidemic.

If you have a common health concern like high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, mental illness, arthritis or asthma and visit your doctor, you are likely offered medication as a primary part of your treatment plan. It is no secret that the causes of many common health problems stem from lifestyle factors such as diet, inactivity and stress, however our health care system doesn’t strive to identify and ameliorate these root causes of chronic illness. If you are seeking out a lifestyle approach to better health that focuses on prevention, functional medicine may be right for you.

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