The Birth of Functional Medicine

Transformation to Functional Medicine

Dr. Davies | Transformation to Functional Medicine

The popularity of Dr. Davies has continued to soar over the last few years. This newfound fame is not just from his achievements in the medical line, but also for all that he is doing to make the wellness process an inside-out process. It is to this effect that he started his new wellness practice last year. The new wellness practice which he nicknamed “review vitality” was meant to serve as a functional medicine that will help give patients encompassing health, and not just the usual prescription medicine they are used to.

The Background

Dr. Davies was prompted into this new practice out of his concern for the state of the healthcare system and the way medicine is practiced. It didn’t make sense to him, that patients will spend 6 minutes with medical practitioners during consultations. He opinioned that such a time is too short to cover all issues needed to be discussed by the patient. Hence, his decision to try something different.

The Solution

Having been fed up when the system of describing medications for every time a patient complains of illness, Dr. Davies thought of a better way to empower patients with the knowledge needed to take control of their own lives. Hence his research into this new kind of medicine. To him, this is not necessarily a new type of medicine, but a different kind of medicine, which he called functional medicine. This alternative is made to look at the root causes of the disease process and not just handle it on the surface level like conventional medicine.

Action on Toxins

The other part of this invention is pretty much essential. This part is generally about getting the toxins out of the body. Dr. Davies functional medicine will not only get the toxin out but will teach patients how to prevent the toxins from building up again. This is a solution that motivates people to be proactive rather than to be reactive. So far, it has been effective as hundred of people no longer have to live in anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is a branch worry trying.

How To Measure Visceral Fat

Having a little body fat is healthy. However, you must realize that all fats are not created equal. While there may be healthy fats that don’t cause any harm, there are other types of fat that cause severe risks to the body organs. This is where a knowledge of visceral fat and subcutaneous fat comes into play. Both are types of body fat, but one appears riskier than the other.

While the subcutaneous fat consists of belle fats, arm fats and leg fats stored under the skin, visceral fat is the one stored inside the abdominal cavity.

 

What is Visceral Fat

According to Dr. Mary Oates, this Visceral fat is often located near vital organs like the intestines, liver, and stomach. When much in the body, this fat can begin to build up in the arteries. This kind of fat is often referred to as active fat because it is often associated with some severe health issues.

The massive problem with visceral fat is that it cannot be seen. Unlike Subcutaneous fat, Visceral fat hides away in locations where it can hardly be seen, yet it is the most problematic kind of fat. This is where the need for special equipment that can view and tell the amount of visceral fat in the body.

How To Measure Visceral Fat

CT and MRI scanners would have been great for measuring visceral fat, but they involve costly and time-consuming procedures. This is why medical providers will typically opt for the use of general guidelines to evaluate the level of visceral fat in the body. While this method may often seem effective, it comes with its danger. The danger of it is that you can’t tell the exact amount of visceral fat. You can also not say where precisely the visceral fat is located. Hence, you will not know what exercises and food nutrition can help.

The good news, however, according to Dr. Oates, is that visceral fat is pretty easy to shed. All it requires is a change in your diet and more targeted exercises. But you have to know where the visceral fats are located.

The DEXA Scanner Magic

The DEXA scanner is a new technology that helps to quickly check the body for total body fat, total muscle mass, and bone mass. It also tells you the exact amount of visceral fat in the body and points you to areas where they are located. Another fantastic thing about DEXA scanning is that it is very affordable compared to MRI scanning. It is the perfect solution to tracking body fat when you intend to do something about it. It is best used to document the process in your weight control program.

This is a technology that is quickly changing the way bodyweight is measured and handled. So far, it has proven to be a miracle in conventional medicine.