Functional Medicine Archives | Ann Shippy MD

Functional Medicine

Functional Medicine is a patient-centered approach to medicine. In Functional Medicine, the practitioner addresses the whole person, including genetic, lifestyle, environmental and family histories to find and treat the root cause, and shift the focus away from simply treating the symptoms.

The Institute for Functional Medicine defines it as “a personalized, systems-oriented model that empowers patients and practitioners to achieve the highest expression of health by working in collaboration to address the underlying causes of disease.”

Managing Your Genes: Understanding Methylation

You probably realize that your genes can predispose you to certain diseases, and that if you have a “faulty” gene, this is something you inherit at birth. However, you may […]
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Are You Making These Paleo & Keto Mistakes?

There are some significant benefits to eating a Paleo diet or even a keto diet. However, what I find is that a lot of people are misguided in how they’re […]
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How and Why to Feed Your Mitochondria- Supplements and Facts

Do not underestimate the power of mitochondria! When the energy of your cells drops, you begin aging and your body becomes at-risk for chronic disease. Each cell has a power […]
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“Just a Little Bit Won’t Hurt Me” – Part 1 – Gluten, Dairy & Sugar

One of the things I often hear is “a little bit won’t hurt me,” and that is referring to things like eating a little bit of gluten or a little […]

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

​Seasons Greetings! My patients and readers often ask me for recommendations to help them ​on their journey to health. Here are some items I find very useful and supportive, and […]
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Interview with “Living in the Chemical Age” Author Janet Newman, PhD

Learn what I am seeing in my patients’ testing –and more– in this interview with Janet Newman, PhD, author of Living in the Chemical Age. One of the toxins that […]