Dear Friends, One and All,
May I share a personal moment of joy with you?
This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (one of the very top medical journals in the world that Health Care Practitioners count on for authoritative guidance) published the first comprehensive 5-year study on the effectiveness of Functional Medicine.
When comparing 1,595 patients seen at the Functional Medicine Center at the Cleveland Clinic with the results of 5,657 patients with a similar range of chronic health problems, seen in the Family Health Center at the Cleveland Clinic, what was the result?
In the summary words of the Journal, '(comparing) Patients in the Functional Medicine Center with data at both 6 and 12 months demonstrated improvements in quality of life scores (overall symptom relief) that were significantly larger compared with patients seen at the Family Health Center.'
Finally!!! There is no arguing with these results.
Taking a functional medicine approach to chronic conditions has significantly better results than one of the best traditional family health centers in the country.
Wondering which chronic condition? The answer is every chronic condition!
As my Mentor, the Founder of Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland says, "This supports the concept of Functional Medicine as a system of care, and not a specific therapy."
I've included the article for you here.
It's very geeky. But every good doctor in the country needs to read this. Please, please, please, download this article, print it out, and drop it off at your doctor's office, your dentist, your pediatrician, any and every health practitioner you visit.
It will rock their world as it validates this 'system of care', proving that this way of thinking is absolutely valuable to include in their overall approach to wellness.
To Better Health For All,
Tom O'Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
Founder of theDr.com
P.S. Yes! Research is finally validating what I've witnessed in my practice for decades.
The findings of a recent study from the Cleveland Clinic suggest that "Functional Medicine may have the ability to improve global health in patients." That means staying healthier and younger, longer... click above to get the article.
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