Dr. Tammy is journeying her community to explore limitless possibilities to live pain free with autoimmunity by transforming their health, bodies, lives, and future. She approaches this healing path by having a divergent focus and multiple facet approach based on individualization. This allows her to tap into differential pathways where Dr. Tammy addresses the physical, emotional and chemical patterns that keep people stuck in the past. She also addresses the thoughts, intentions, feelings, actions and beliefs that each person carriers in their backpack of their current identity to get to the the root cause of the psycho-neuro-emotional complex.
Her personalized protocol matrix is based on individual biochemistry, lifestyle and genetic predispositions. Dr. Tammy and her team commission together to communicate these foundational imbalances and promote wholeness, wellness and health for the patient. Functional medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease down to the cellular level. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual's illness.
Dr. Tammy walks her patients down the path to healing by opening the doors on their relationships with themselves, and others, exercise and movement, stress, sleep, and nutrition. Her foundational journey begins with her patients from birth until the day the patient walks into the office to calculate a timeline to allow the detective work to begin on the path to wholeness and wellness. She then guides them down the path to create the life, body and future they desire.
Primary Causes of Disease
• STRESS (physical, chemical, emotional, psychological)
• TOXINS (biologic, elemental, synthetic)
• ALLERGENS (food, mold, dust, pollens, chemicals)
• MICROBES (bacteria, ticks, yeast, parasites, viruses)
• POOR DIET and NUTRITION (SAD - Standard American Diet)
What is the Right Order?
OPEN your heart to love yourself and others
REPAIR the parasympathetic nervous system response with rest, digest, calm and relax for the mind, heart, and body
NOURISH yourself with whole, real foods and
lifestyle medicine first
BALANCE energy, modify stress and practice self care
REMOVE the toxins, parasites, viruses, bacteria, yeast and food sensitivities
REPAIR the gut and modulate the immune system
OPTIMIZE nutrient status
HARMONIZE adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormones
DETOXIFICATION is the last step
What Do You Need to Thrive?
• Clean foods (protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber) and H20
• Vitamins, minerals, accessory or conditionally essential nutrients
• Light, water, air
• Movement/ exercise
• Rhythm/ flow state
• Love, community, connection
• Meaning, purpose
Rethink Food and Nutrition
FOOD IS ENERGY - At the most basic level, food is a fuel source necessary for the body to function.
FOOD IS INFORMATION - Byproducts of food convey messages and assist with various processes within the body (e.g.,
metabolism, cell signaling, detoxification, etc.).
FOOD IS CONNECTION - Food brings people together, often serving as a central focus of social gatherings and celebratory events. Additionally, both pleasant and unpleasant memories often incorporate the smell, taste, and texture of foods. The reasons behind food choices, cravings, and aversions aren’t always logical or rational, and these reasons can often be tied back to the connections we have to food.
FOOD IS MEDICINE - We are what we eat. Choosing nutrient-dense foods that send signals to the body for positive gene expression is a key component of optimal health. Foods and food behaviors influence the body and can contribute to underlying causes of disease, and these factors can be adjusted to move an individual toward their greatest state of health and healing.
about functional medicine
Rather than gathering a convergent, single thought or idea on consolidating our ideas in treatment options for a patient, functional medicine positions itself to develop a divergent, broadening of different ideas and thoughts for different directions in personalised treatment plans based on individual biochemistry, lifestyle and genetic predisposition. Patients and practitioners commission together to communicate these foundational imbalances and promote wholeness, wellness and health for the patient. Functional medicine is a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease. Each symptom or differential diagnosis may be one of many contributing to an individual's illness.
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Dr. Tammy is an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and Kresser Institute certified trained functional medicine and ancestral health practitioner. Her treatment style addresses the underlying causes of disease using a systems-oriented, individualized approach, which engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It reflects a personalized lifestyle medicine approach that encompasses genetics, biomedicine, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications. The functional medicine timeline and matrix help organize the patient’s story and determine appropriate interventions for the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. FM is a balance of medicines. The biomedical component is part lab-based with natural health protocols that test and identify the presence and quantitative evidence of dysfunction of the various systems in the body. The tests are used to determine the required natural support needed to rebalance your body to whole and healthy state. The holistic medicine component is the the synchronization of the patient from an energetic level which encompasses the heart, mind, body, and spirit.