Our Approach

The Institute for Functional Health is proud to lead a revolution in healthcare in towns and cities across the United States.

If you have spent years visiting the same doctors and specialists for prescription refills, then we welcome you to your new standard of care.

And if you have spent years feeling terrible even though your doctor says everything is "normal", we want you to know that you are not alone and we can help you just like we have helped thousands of others to finally get the help they need.

The Traditional Model of Medical Care

The traditional model of medical care has been around for centuries.  You visit a doctor, the doctor runs tests to diagnose an illness, and you receive medication to counter-act that illness.

However, almost all medications have unintended side effects.  And one medication often leads to the need for another medication.

For short-term illness such as a seasonal cold, this model of care is very effective.  Side effects for these antibiotics are minimal when prescribed infrequently and for a short period of time.

But how does this model of care work for more chronic conditions?

If you suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, acid reflux, chronic pain, arthritis, insomnia . . . the list goes on and on . . . and traditional medical care offers you the same solution of diagnose and then prescribe . . . and prescribe . . . and prescribe . . . .

We have come to accept this model of care because it is the only model that we know.

How Functional Medicine Is Different

When is the last time your physician provided you the playbook to solve your ailment without medication?

At its core, Functional Medicine is about understanding that every body is different.  You are an individual and your health is the combination of your genetics and all the inputs your body has experienced over your life.  From the food you eat to the medicines you have taken to the natural environment where you live.

The concepts behind functional medicine have been around for over a century and were often clouded in the nuance of holistic medicine.  But an increase in research dollars and the advent of cutting-edge technology to dissect and map human DNA have created a renaissance in health care.

No longer are you relegated to the same old cycle of medication after medication.

We now have the technology and the data to transform your body with customized health care.

And that is exactly what we are doing here at the Institute for Functional Health.

The Institute of Functional Health was founded by Dr. Jacob Torres, PhD MPH DC, so that this cutting-edge technology and new model of health care could be accessible and affordable to families across the country.

Dr. Torres has worked with thousands of patients over the years who were tired of the endless cycle of sickness and medication.  Moreover, he found that many patients were told by their doctor that they were "healthy", and yet they still felt bad.  Traditional lab results showed no signs of a disease or disorder, and that was the end of their search for a cure.

Practitioners at the Institute for Functional Health are trained in the advanced study of functional medicine and are certified to offer the same Total Health Transformation Program that Dr. Torres developed to help his own friends and family.

At your Discovery Day at the Institute for Functional Health, your doctor will request a battery of lab work that has likely never been requested by any other physician or specialist.  And based on your individual results, your health plan will be customized with nutrition planning, vitamin & supplementation, and physical activity designed to work naturally with your body.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about functional medicine and find a clinic near you to schedule your Discovery Day.  You will never see your health the same way again....guaranteed!

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