How Functional Medicine Works

At Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, we offer a full range of Functional Medicine services. In developing your treatment plan, we first get to know you and evaluate the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors influencing your health.

Once we can identify key health-condition contributors, we examine the root of your imbalance and provide you with the tools to restore your health, and prevent and reverse disease.

Click on one of our services below to learn more about the Functional Medicine services available to you.

Nutrition is a very important component of Functional Medicine. Each patient’s nutritional needs are different. At Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, we’ll support your health and wellness plan by providing the medical nutrition therapy and lifestyle medicine to best fit you.

Some of the nutritional services and tests we provide in our office are:

  • Individual nutrition counseling
  • Meal planning
  • Body composition analysis
  • Pharmaceutical-grade supplement evaluation & recommendations
  • SpectraCell Micronutrient testing
  • Food sensitivity testing
  • Comprehensive stool analysis for digestion
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Nutri-Eval

We also provide specialized diets for:

  • Neurological and brain health
  • Gastric disorders
  • Diabetes and insulin resistance
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Cancer support and prevention
  • Cardiac and vascular
  • Kidney disease
  • Joint support
  • Child nutrition
  • Anti-aging
  • Detoxification
  • Weight management

Once we know your health history, we use science-based testing to choose the treatments that will best meet your health needs. As a result, we can find the root cause of any problems you might have.

We provide the following Functional diagnostic testing:

  • Adrenal function
  • Cardiac risk factor evaluation
  • Cholesterol particle testing
  • Food sensitivities
  • Homocysteine testing
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c) testing
  • Immune function testing
  • Inflammatory marker testing
  • Nutritional evaluation
  • Pathway testing
  • Stool testing for bacteria
  • Thyroid function
  • Yeast and parasite testing

Quicker and more effective than taking supplements orally, IV therapy infuses supplements directly into your bloodstream. Therefore, your body begins using them immediately without having to absorb them through digestion. IV therapy can be used to treat migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and to provide a general boost of immunity and energy. Best of all, our registered nurses perform this service in our relaxing infusion lounge.

The IV therapies we offer are:

  • Brain optimization IVs
  • Chelation therapy
  • Glutathione IV
  • High-Dose Vitamin C
  • Hydration IVs
  • Nutritional IVs
  • Ozone therapy

Proper nutrition is very important for your health, but it can be challenging to get everything you need from diet alone. We will work with you to determine what supplements you need. In fact, we carry many supplements in our office, and we will order any additional supplements you might need. Additionally, we provide homeopathic remedies.

All of our supplements use organic ingredients wherever possible, and all of our supplements are third-party Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registered.

We all know oxygen is essential to life, and that’s the power of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO). This treatment involves breathing pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber. It is an FDA-approved medical treatment that allows your body to take in more oxygen. Increased oxygen in your tissue and plasma enhances energy and eliminates toxins that build up in your system. Therefore, this treatment can be beneficial for many health conditions like Lyme disease, PTSD, Autism and many more.

At Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, we have a state-of-the-art, free-standing Hyperbaric Oxygen facility. Here, your treatment is given by our Certified Hyperbaric Technicians. Click here to learn more about Hyperbaric Therapy.

Many people suffer from cognitive decline as they age, but could it be prevented or even reversed? Clinical data from the PATHS (Preventing Alzhimer’s Through Health Steps) Brain Optimization Program show that cognitive decline can be reversed.

Based on research presented by Dr. Dale Bredesen in The Bredesen Protocol™, we have discovered that certain proteins in the brain, also called amyloid plaque, are linked to Alzheimer’s disease and might be produced by the brain as a defense mechanism. As a result of this knowledge and comprehensive cognition testing, we are able to pinpoint why your brain is making amyloid plaque and eliminate the root cause of it. Through PATHS, we explore the 36 sources that can lead to dementia development, and we resolve them, one at a time to work towards reversal or greater prevention.

Click here to learn more about the PATHS Brain Optimization Program.

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