Clinical Nutrition

A Functional Medicine Approach

Clinical Nutrition

“The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”- Unknown  

  • Contrary to the advances in western medicine- diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune conditions and cancer are on the rise. Our society is suffering an epidemic of chronic illness.
  • Most physicians practice medicine from an acute care standpoint; treating trauma and illnesses of a short duration such as a broken limb or heart attack that require this type of urgent care. This approach lacks the foundation for proper prevention and treatment of chronic disease complexes. Individuality, genetic makeup and environmental factors are often overlooked for the “one size fits all” model.
  • Current research highlights the pitfalls in the way conventional doctors practice. With the use of pharmaceuticals treating symptoms rather than the patient we are seeing an overwhelming increase in adverse side effects. This has led to the prescription cascade where drugs are now prescribed to treat symptoms of other drugs rather than the patient’s underlying cause.

What is Functional Medicine?**

Functional Medicine looks past the symptoms to reach the underlying cause of disease, through a systematic approach where the doctor and patient work together as a team to achieve an optimal outcome. It is what “healthcare” was built on by redirecting the focus from the symptoms to the patient as a whole. Functional Medicine Doctors understand that every cell and organ system in the body have an integrative relationship and it takes and integrative approach to achieve optimal health. “Gone are the days were we can simply treat the symptoms of an illness, we must get back to the basics of biochemistry and physiology and treat the disease process were it starts!” – Dr. Justin Johnson DC

Doctor Johnson spends as much time as needed with his patients reviewing patient histories, physical examination, overall lifestyle, lab work and all other factors that may influence the disease process. Dr. Johnson will use all of this information to treat the patient how has the disease process supporting underlying factors that may be contributing to there disease process.

How is a Functional Medicine approach different?

  • Patient Centered Care: understands the link between patient, genetics, environment and that the disease process is multi faceted. Dr. Johnson, by listening to the patient, can learn the entire story and assemble the puzzle pieces to help them obtain optimal wellness, naturally!
  • Science based approach: staying current with research plays an integral part of practice for Dr. Johnson. An in-depth analysis of your nutritional, structural and psychosocial systems, along with the latest laboratory testing allows the him to help you achieve your health goals.
  • Treatments include: botanicals, nutritional supplements, chiropractic manipulation, detoxification programs, weight loss, and stress-management.

Clinical Nutrition may be the key to your health! 

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Chiropractic

Are you that person with chronic pain who says "I have tried everything and nothing works!" I can't tell you how many times I have heard this line! You need to experience Chiropractic for yourself. It quite literally may be the best kept secret in health care.

Active Rehabilitation

You may not know it yet but Active involvement in your care is one of the keys to your success! Here at Family Care we make sure you have the tools to maintain your health.

Laser Therapy

Feeling drained by your pain, but afraid of surgery or needles? Now more then ever there are non surgical / non invasive options for many of lifes aches and pains.

Clinical Nutrition

We all, at times, find ourselves stuck when it comes to our health. Maybe its weight loss, maybe its headaches or an autoimmune disease. What ever your health crisis is Clinical Nutrition may be the answer you have been looking for.

Passive Therapy

What? Passive Therapy means we get to take care of you! Most passive modalities are quite relaxing and therapeutic at the same time!

Massage Therapy

Are you stressed from trying to balance everything in your life from work to your kids extracurricular activities. Sometimes you just need to disconnect and let some one take care of you! Click here to see what Massage Therapy can do for you!

Decompression Therapy

Tired of nagging back pain? Have you been told there is nothing you can do about your herniation or disc bulge besides surgery? Your doctor might be wrong click here and find out why.

* Does not apply to federal insurance beneficiaries and ACN participants.

**During your visit for Clinical Nutrition Dr. Johnson will use a way of assessing a patient called Functional Medicine. Dr. Johnson is in no way implying he is a medical doctor. There are doctors from all backgrounds including but not limited to MD, ND, DO, DC, DOM, LAP that all use the term Functional Medicine. It is only used to denote the functional approached used to asses and treat the patient.