By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND I have been recommending many patients use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as a very personalized way of understanding the impact of food on blood sugar, and to be able to see the impact of dietary modification on their health and symptoms. You’re probably familiar with the discs that diabetics […]
Work With Me
What is Functional Medicine?
Functional Medicine is individualized medicine, addressing the root cause of illness with a science-based approach that focuses on the patient rather than the disease. It is a unique and comprehensive form of medicine that starts at the roots with nutrition, sleep, movement, stress and relationships, and then moves up through genetic susceptibilities, environmental triggers, and life events.
Functional medicine organizes your health information and symptoms into systems which can become imbalanced, rather than labeling as a disease. What this means is that by creating balance within the systems, creating a stronger base at the roots, and eliminating obstacles, we can reverse disease and restore health. It puts you as a patient into an empowered position of health optimization for the long-term.Learn more here...
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Did you know that from an integrative medicine approach, many chronic health conditions are treated similarly, regardless of which system they affect? In most cases, we are addressing nutrition for both blood sugar balance and inflammation, looking at stress and lack of sleep as factors that amplify imbalances and prevent […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND Perimenopause is a hot topic right now, and I’m so grateful that there is increasing awareness about women’s hormones, and especially the hormone changes we begin to experience in the 40’s and 50’s. The more we recognize that symptoms are hormonally connected, the more they can be treated and your […]
By Dr. Shawna Darou, ND As a past engineer, I tend to be very analytical in how I see health, wellness and trends. One thing that I often say to new patients, especially ones with complex health issues is that a big part of how I work is by pattern recognition. What this means is […]