Treating Conditions Without Medication

Treating Conditions Without Medication

Have you ever been nervous about something and wondered why you felt dizzy? Or maybe you have been so anxious that your stomach hurt and your chest felt tight. As human beings, our physical well-being can be impacted by other areas of our lives. Because our emotional, mental, and spiritual health are connected to our physical health, we believe in treating the whole person rather than just focusing on symptoms. 

If you are struggling with a medical condition and you haven’t had success with other approaches, we can help you improve your health and your overall quality of life with our integrative and functional medicine at Mint Nutrition. We specialize in treating conditions without medication and in helping our clients in Mooresville, NC thrives in all aspects of their lives. 

What Is Functional Medicine?

Traditionally, much of the focus of medicine has been on symptoms rather than on root causes. At our wellness clinic, we practice functional medicine which is the science of treating the whole system by targeting causes. Instead of focusing on symptoms alone, we look at many different factors such as your environment, your health history, your genetics, and much more to find the right solutions for you. 

One of the benefits of functional medicine is that it is a highly patient-centric approach. We spend more time with you because we care about your whole person and we aren’t just looking to quickly prescribe medication and then send you on your way. We want you to live a healthy, energetic, and vibrant life without having to rely on a cocktail of medications that aren’t even addressing underlying causes. 

What Is Integrative Medicine?

Every person is more than just a physical body. We are also emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual people. Building a healthy lifestyle means being willing to focus on all five of these aspects of holistic health without ignoring anything that could be having an impact on your physical well-being. 

Integrative medicine is a way to move away from simple symptom management into medical practices that embrace health and wellness at their very heart. With integrative medicine, we focus on the whole person and we use a combination of conventional methods plus alternative medicine, natural health, nutrition, and lifestyle medicine to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. You are not just your condition, and while we will seek to find solutions to any conditions that you may have, our integrative approach will go much deeper. 

How Can We Treat Your Health Conditions?

Extensive Testing

With integrative and functional medicine, there is an emphasis on finding root problems and then using a variety of tools to help restore your body’s health. We cannot achieve this through a simple 10-minute conversation. If we want to go deeper than your symptoms, we have to spend more time with you. We may do some of the following tests.

  • Bloodwork: Bloodwork can tell us a lot about the deficiencies and imbalances in your body. It can give us a lot of good information about the health of your thyroid, kidneys, liver, and more.
  • Genetic Testing: Genetic testing can help us to determine if there are any changes in your genes that may be causing your symptoms. Many gene mutations can be effectively treated through nutrition and lifestyle medicine. 
  • Hormonal Testing: If your hormones are out of balance, you can feel many symptoms such as fatigue, numbness in your fingers, depression, anxiety, tachycardia, and difficulty losing weight. 
  • Micronutrient Testing: Micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants play a crucial role in health. We can test for these micronutrients. We can analyze your white and blood cells to get a picture of your body’s micronutrient levels. 

Food As Medicine

One of our core philosophies is that food is medicine. Food can be one of the best tools to promote health in your body. Sometimes, symptoms can appear if your body is not getting the nutrients it needs. Symptoms can also come from a diet that contains ingredients that are detrimental to your health. At our wellness clinic, we identify any deficiencies that you have in your body and seek out foods that will reduce inflammation, help your body to heal, and give it the nutrition it is lacking. We will also help you to eliminate foods that are causing more harm than good. 

Allergies and sensitivities can make it difficult for some individuals to find a nutrient-dense diet that works for them without the help of a licensed nutritionist or registered dietician. Regardless of your sensitivities, we can find solutions that give you all of the nutrients that your body needs while staying away from ingredients that react poorly with your body. 

Treating Conditions Without Medication in Mooresville, NC

Every year we treat and manage many different conditions without medication. We help many people to feel healthier without having to worry about the side effects that can come from medications that are just managing symptoms. While medication can be a good solution for some situations, having the right nutrition and a healthy lifestyle is helpful across the board and can often make certain medications unnecessary.

At Mint Nutrition, we specialize in gastrointestinal health, anti-aging treatments, athletic performance services, weight management, alternative medicine, holistic health, mycotoxin and mold illness, and more. If you are looking for a clinic in Mooresville, NC that offers natural health solutions with an integrative approach, we would love to hear from you. You can call us today or visit us online to schedule your health assessment and begin your journey to better health.  

Share this Post

Christiane Matey

Christiane Matey

Integrative Nutritionist & Dietitian

Keep Reading