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What is Integrative Health?


Each person has a unique set of life circumstances, genetic history, and lifestyle. That’s what makes healthcare so complicated—a treatment that works well for one person may not work well for someone else. A holistic integrative healthcare approach addresses the spectrum of physical, mental and environmental influences that affect each individual’s health to provide the most effective solutions.

Integrative Health Care and the Big Picture

Conventional modern medicine tends to focus on immediate results and treat the symptoms of an illness with a one-size-fits-all approach. An effective integrative healthcare approach takes into account each person’s special needs to address the root cause of an illness, instead of focusing on the symptoms.
Integrative health is a preventative and proactive approach to medicine. It requires collaboration and coordination between medical disciplines ranging from hormone therapy to nutrition. Combining conventional treatments and complementary modalities can treat the underlying cause of an illness in a non-invasive, non-disruptive, and cost-effective way.

Equal Health Outcomes for All Patients

Integrative healthcare prioritizes health equity for all patients. An integrative approach takes into account different cultural backgrounds and traditions to ensure lasting results and comfortability. This means respecting dietary customs, religious practices, and values. It also means that treatments and solutions are designed to work within a patient’s budget and means.

Individual responsibility and active engagement with care leads to better long-term outcomes. This is why integrative health also empowers patients to take part in the decision-making process to develop solutions that fit each patient’s lifestyle.

The Blue Sky MD Health Approach to Integrative Health and Wellness

Blue Sky MD Health specializes in a few key components to whole-body health and integrative medicine.

Hormone Balance

The importance of hormonal balance is often overlooked and underestimated. Hormones are responsible for carrying chemical signals throughout the body, playing a role in a wide range of complex functions from metabolism and sleep to immune system function and fertility. We take a careful look at each patient’s hormone levels to make sure they’re optimal and treat any imbalances we find.

Natural Inflammation Reduction

Chronic inflammation is miserable. It can cause pain, swelling, and joint damage if left untreated. A change in diet, use of supplements, and exercise can reduce inflammation and improve quality of life dramatically without a cocktail of medications.

Gut Health

Gut health affects the whole body. The digestive system converts our food into energy and transports it through the body. It also ties directly into our immune system, metabolism, and produces mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters like serotonin. Because of this, we analyze gut microbiomes to ensure nutrients are being absorbed and properly distributed.

Nutritional Evaluation & Supplement Optimization

As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat”. Since our energy and nutrients come from our food, it’s important to eat well. A healthy diet designed for your body can remedy a lot of health-related problems. We’re here to help you create a nutrition plan and supplement regimen that works best for you.

Genetic Testing

Understanding your genetics can help treat and even avoid a long list of preventable diseases and ailments. Genetic markers can help us determine what foods to eat, which ones to avoid, and identify potential health risks before they become a serious issue.

Complementary, not Alternative Medicine

While integrative health is effective, it’s important to remember that it isn’t a replacement for conventional healthcare. It works in unison with treatments prescribed by your primary care doctor to improve overall well being and long-term health.

All systems in our body are connected. Integrative health is an approach that takes interconnectedness into account in the most cost-effective, natural way possible to ensure positive long-term health outcomes. For more information on integrative health, talk to your doctor or schedule an appointment with a Blue Sky MD Health provider to learn more.

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