Functional medicine has long been aware that gut health is foundational to overall health. Although the reason wasn’t fully understood for decades, it was clear that the gut was the seat of the immune system and chronic inflammation. Recent research has paved the way for understanding just how integral gut bacteria is to health. Improving…Details
“Dr. Flannery is an outstanding clinician and teacher. He understands the complex interactions of the body and has the ability to clinically manage the most difficult cases.” — Datis Kharrazian, PhD, DHSc, DC, MS, MMSc, FACN, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? and Why Isn’t My Brain Working?
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.
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