Dr. Allison Ronda, ND
Functional medicine is a systematic biology-based approach focused on identifying and addressing the root cause of imbalances and disease in the body. Every symptom and health problem an individual experiences could be a contributing factor to the underlying root cause and disease state. The exact mechanism and cause of each disease state depends on different factors. These include an individual’s genes, environment, lifestyle, and stress management.
Functional medicine lab testing aims to prevent disease before it happens by assessing patterns of imbalances that without intervention could lead to chronic health problems. These tests can be used to identify nutritional deficiencies, toxic exposures, food sensitivities, inflammatory response and triggers, genetic susceptibilities, and imbalances in hormones and neurotransmitters.
The treatments that address the right underlying root cause will have a lasting benefit beyond suppressing the symptoms. This way of practicing is patient-centered, it integrates a science-based health approach, and combines the best of western medical practices with alternative-based approaches. In the end, the goal is to promote health and wellness in each individual and return them to optimal health.
I have finished taking a comprehensive certification program in functional medicine. This involved hundreds of hours of coursework and examinations to complete this program. My practice is more diverse and allows me to work with a variety of complaints like PCOS, menopause, infertility, thyroid issues, SIBO, autoimmune conditions, and inflammation. I support my patients to healthier lifestyles and a return to wellness, even after years of health problems. Dr. Allison Ronda B.A.Sc., ND, CCT, CFMP