A new study shows regularly eating processed foods — the staple of most western diets — can shorten your life. In functional medicine, we know from the published research that a diet based on processed foods also will significantly increase your chances of suffering from chronic disease. Common chronic diseases tied to diet include diabetes,…Details
Dr. Mark Flannery is an expert in functional medicine practicing long distance with patients around the world as well as locally in Simi Valley of Los Angeles / Ventura County, CA.
Specializing in helping those that suffer from:
Gardasil and other vaccine damage
Dr. Mark Flannery, DC, FAAIM, DCBCN, DCCN, CNS has helped many patients suffering with Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders and other autoimmune, chronic, and neuro-inflammatory conditions, improve their quality of life. He also specializes in helping patients who have had adverse reactions to the Gardasil and other vaccines.
Dr. Flannery lectures as an educator and scientific speaker for Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MNeuroSci, a pioneer in functional medicine and neurology and author of the book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? and Why Isn’t My Brain Working? Dr. Flannery teaches practitioners around the country the principles of functional medicine, endocrinology, and blood chemistry. He emphasizes to practitioners that they must uncover the underlying physiological dysfunctions causing a patients symptoms and not just supress the symptom itself.
Treating patients nationally, internationally, and in the Los Angeles / Ventura County area
Dr. Flannery works long distance with patients from around the world. His patients are from not only from across the United States, but also China, Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Turkey, the Philippines, Canada, Netherlands, Austria, Indonesia and many other countries. He also treats patients from throughout southern California in his Simi Valley, CA office in the Los Angeles / Ventura County area.
Dr. Flannery provides only the finest quality care using advanced nutritional therapies, detoxification programs, and sophisticated, cutting-edge laboratory testing. Dr. Flannery has a genuine concern for your health and well being!
What is functional medicine?
Functional medicine focuses on correcting physiological function versus overriding the problem with drugs or surgery. Using science-based lab tests, assessments, and in-office exams, we look at physiology and where the dysfunction lies.
Functional medicine recognizes the body is a highly complex web of interrelated functions. It’s impossible to consider hormone balance without also considering the health of the immune system, or to address brain function without addressing gut health. All these systems act in concert with one another and not as isolated systems. This approach requires an in-depth knowledge of physiology and how the different systems in the body work together.
Going beyond drugs or surgery to address the root cause
Many of our patients have been to numerous doctors and sometimes even the top medical clinics in the country. Some have also made the rounds of various alternative doctors. They’re often told their lab tests are fine and nothing more can be done.
In functional medicine we focus on treating the person not the disease. We don’t look at what drug or which surgery might mask or remove a problem. Nor do we mask symptoms with herbs or the latest nutrient. Instead, we examine a person’s physiology to see where the breakdown has occurred and how we can unwind vicious cycles that perpetuate autoimmune and inflammatory disorders:
Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, multiple sclerosis, Sjorgen’s, vitiligo, etc.
Hormone imbalances: PCOS, female hair loss, low male testosterone, PMS, menopause symptoms, etc.
Chronic health conditions: Joint pain, insomnia, allergies, skin rashes, weight loss issues, IBS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, etc.
Brain-related: Brain fog, memory loss, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, trouble focusing, learning difficulties, ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum, etc.
Vaccine damage: Gardisil vaccine, other vaccine damage
Functional medicine is not for the person who wants a quick fix to mask a symptom. Our patients are interested in optimal health and are willing to do the work to achieve it. This may mean making changes to your diet or lifestyle, but can result in genuine, lasting corrections to your condition.
Health is not the absence of disease. It is the proper functioning of one’s physiology. Often doctors are looking so hard for the disease they miss the lack of function.
Recent Health Posts
For many women, the onset of their hypothyroid symptoms began either during pregnancy or just after. Most of these women went on to be diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Pregnancy often triggers Hashimoto’s due to normal shifts in immunity that cause an already beleaguered immune system to…Details
Infertility has been a growing problem over the last three decades, with most of the attention focused on women’s reproduction. However, 40 to 50 percent of cases of infertility are caused by male infertility. Research shows sperm quality has dropped by 50 percent in the last 80 years. Sperm quality of dogs has also declined sharply over recent years.…Details
People with eating disorders such as anorexia simply do not experience hunger and satiety in the same way people who have a healthy relationship with food do. New research suggests that the composition of gut bacteria, or the gut microbiome, may play a role in the behavioral aspects of anorexia and eating disorders. For instance,…Details