The Ideal Functional Medicine Patient: How to Achieve Your Health G...

The Ideal Functional Medicine Patient: How to Achieve Your Health Goals

The Ideal Functional Medicine Patient: How to Achieve Your Health Goals

Functional medicine is all about identifying and addressing the root causes of health problems. It can be an incredibly effective approach for people who want to achieve long-term health goals. But what makes someone an ideal functional medicine patient? And how do you go about achieving this goal? In this post, we’ll explore these questions and provide some tips on how to make functional medicine work for you. So if you’re interested in optimizing your health, keep reading!



I love what I do. I love functional medicine. And when I work with the right people, it makes the progress and it makes the results so much better. People who are successful in working with me in functional medicine have a few qualities.


1. You are ready to make a change.


The modern medical model may have failed you. If you’re ready to see something new and different in your approach to health care, then functional medicine may be a good fit for you. People who are open to changes and willing to work on making the necessary changes tend to see the best results with this type of medicine. 


It’s important to remember that functional medicine is not a quick fix – it’s an investment that requires time and effort. But for many people, the payoff is worth it. If you’re ready to take the first step, functional medicine may be the right choice for you.


2. You like to reach out with questions. 


Effective communication is one of the most important traits of successful people. If you want to get the best results in any area of life, you need to be able to communicate effectively. This is especially true in the field of functional medicine. To provide the best possible care for patients, practitioners need to be able to clearly and effectively communicate with them. 


If you’re the type of person who isn’t afraid to reach out with questions, you’re an ideal patient in functional medicine. So don’t be shy – if there’s something you don’t understand, just ask. Communication is essential for success in this field.


3. Maybe you’ve had a rough month, but you keep your appointment. 


We all know the ideal situation: you find a functional medicine doctor, you get on a plan, you follow the plan, and boom- ideal health. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Maybe you have some ideal traits- like discipline and determination. Or maybe you don’t. Regardless, there are going to be tough months. 


But if you stick with the plan and commit to seeing results, you will get there. Even if it’s been a little bit rough, I’m going to help you coach through that. Because in functional medicine, we are in it for the long haul. And that’s how you get the best results.


4. You are showing that your symptoms are improving as we work together. 


As we work together in functional medicine, it’s not uncommon for patients to see improvements in their symptoms. This is one of the beauties of functional medicine–that by working together, we can help people to get better results. Of course, not everyone is ideal for this approach. 


Functional medicine requires a certain amount of diligence and commitment from patients to be successful. But for those who have the right traits and are willing to put in the work, the rewards can be great. So if you’re seeing improvements in your symptoms, it’s a good indication that we’re on the right track. Keep up the good work!


5. You track your food.


Ideal patients are those who are open to change and willing to track their food. This is because, in functional medicine, data is key. You may ask: “Is this for the long-term? Not necessarily. But it’s something that I like to do at the very beginning. The more information we have about your diet and lifestyle, the better we can tailor a treatment plan that will give you the best results. 


So if you’re someone who is willing to do what it takes to get healthy, then we believe you’ll be a great fit for our practice.


When it comes to investing in your health and future, there are no limits on what you can achieve. Your willingness will give rise to the results that suit YOU best!


If you’re nodding your head and thinking, “Yes! This is me!” then we would love to help you achieve your health goals through functional medicine. It’s not always easy making changes, but our team is here to support you every step of the way. We offer a free discovery call so that we can get to know each other and see if working together might be a good fit for both of us. During this call, we will also answer any questions you have about functional medicine or our practice. Are you ready to make this year the one where you finally reach your health goals? Schedule your free discovery call today!


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If you’re looking for a more natural way to manage your health, please contact us for a discovery call to see if our approach would be appropriate for your situation.


DISCLAIMER:  The information in this email is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content is for general informational purposes only and does not replace a consultation with your own doctor/health professional 

About Enlighten Functional Medicine

Known for her successful treatment of mystery illnesses, Dr. Emily Hecker and her team at Enlighten Functional Medicine combine an integrative, functional medicine approach with the appropriate lab testing.

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