How Functional Medicine Can Return You to Health

June 2021

Hi, I’m Dr. Marie Starling

At The Healing Center, your Denver Functional Medicine specialist, we help people like you reach their full potential.

I specialize in adjunctive care for internal disorders, autoimmune conditions, IBS, thyroid symptoms, diabetes, and other complex health issues.

We specialize in difficult to treat cases such as chronic illness and autoimmune disease, using a functional medicine approach. We educate and empower our patients with the right tools to radically transform their lives, taking your entire system into account by deciphering the root cause of your illness.

A functional medicine approach begins with looking at the whole body to get to the root of issues to then restore function, versus just looking at the symptoms.

The Roots of Dysfunction

There are three fundamental reasons your body fails you, and at The Health Center Denver we call these The 3 Roots of Dysfunction.

The 3 Roots of Dysfunction include:

1. Something Is Missing That Is Needed

Things that may be missing that our body needs for optimum health are:

  • Nutrients
  • Energy production
  • Hormones
  • Proper nervous system communication
  • Immune function
  • Gene SNP’s
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Gut Microbiome

2. Something Is Present Which Should Not Be

There are things that may be present in your body that should not be and are having a negative impact on your health. These things are:

  • Acute or Subacute Infections
  • Chronic stress
  • Toxicities
  • Mold exposure
  • Heavy metals
  • Over-firing of nervous system

3. Vicious Loops Causing Recurrent Problems

The vicious loops that are causing recurrent problems in your body are:

  • Leaky gut
  • Sleep issues
  • Immune dysregulation
  • Stress response
  • Genetic Polymorphism
  • Gene SNP’s

Breaking down our functional medicine approach using the 3 Roots of Dysfunction allows our patients to better understand the “why” of their health issues. Getting answers regarding your often overwhelming health problems can be a huge relief.

The 10 Pillars of Health

Along with the 3 Roots of Dysfunction, we have also come up with The Healing Center’s 10 Pillars of Health. The 10 pillars are:

  • Elimination and detoxification
  • Proper nervous system function
  • Energy production and blood sugar
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Hidden illnesses like infections, heavy metal toxicity, and environmental mold exposure
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Digestion and healthy gut function
  • Mood and stress
  • Gene vulnerability and epigenetics

At The Healing Center, we focus on these 10 pillars to provide a functional medicine approach to healing. Using our thorough examination process, along with multiple modalities and cutting edge techniques to create specific, custom, and effective protocols, we will help return to your health and vitality.

Functional Medicine-based Treatments and Services

In our office, we offer a wide range of effective treatments and services that allow us to get to the root cause of your health issues and help you reach your full potential of health and wellbeing. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Lab testing
  • Diet change – Heal leaky guts, build modified diets that are condition specific
  • Pathogen Elimination: parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungus
  • Allergy Elimination Technique
  • Immune support + modulation, particularly important if you are autoimmune
  • Detoxification & immune support
  • Stress management and support
  • Genetic SNP mutation analysis
  • Zyto bioscans
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Reiki healing, emotional & energetic clearings: especially good for chronic pain

Request A Consultation

At The Healing Center we do in depth, comprehensive looks at all aspects of health.

If your mood is feeling off, or you are experiencing stubborn health issues such as thyroid symptoms, chronic pain or autoimmune conditions, give us a call at (303) 721-8900 to schedule a 15-minute consultation.

We look forward to helping you heal your physical and energetic imbalances that are sabotaging your health and wellbeing.