Optimal Wellness: Why Functional Medicine is the Way to Go

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Functional medicine goes way beyond just giving a "pill for the ill."
Air Date: 4/13/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Mark Menolascino MD, MS
Mark-MenolascinoDr. Mark Menolascino has over 25 years of health care experience. He has completed Medical School at the University of Nebraska Medical Center then completed Internal Medicine Specialist Training Banner Health, Barrows and Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is one of very few physicians that is Board Certified as an Internal Medicine Specialist, Board Certified in Holistic Medicine as well as Board Certificated in Advanced Hormone Management and Anti-Aging Medicine.

He additionally has a Master’s Degree in Pharmacology and Immunology, and was a doctoral candidate in the Medical Scientist Program assisting with Clinical Trials of new medications as well as part of the Heart Disease Reversal Team with Dr. Dean Ornish. His medical knowledge is complemented by advanced training and clinical experience in Nutrition, Naturopathic, Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine and Homeopathy.

Dr. Menolascino has pursued extensive continuing education with over 2,000 continuing education hours in Integrative Medicine including advanced Cardiovascular Therapies including Heart Disease Prevention, Medical Nutritional Therapy, Male and Female Hormone Bio-identical Therapy including advanced Thyroid and Adrenal Function, Detoxification, and Cancer Prevention. He is a former Professional Athlete with over 10 years experience as a Personal Trainer, Strength Coach for the Husker Power Program as well as a Corporate Wellness Consultant. Dr. Menolascino provides an in-depth and personalized consultation to best assess your health and meet your needs. He helps to develop a unique program of Optimal Wellness based on integrating all of his unique knowledge for a holistic and individualized wellness plan just for you.
Optimal Wellness: Why Functional Medicine is the Way to Go
The aim of functional medicine is to help you reach optimal health by identifying the unique underlying causes of disease and treating them.

It's more than looking at just symptoms, but rather investigating what systems are out of balance. As Dr. Mark Menolascino of the MenoClinic puts it, functional medicine goes way beyond just giving a "pill for the ill."

At Dr. Menolascino's center, he and his fellow physicians practice a new model of medicine that brings together the best diagnostic tools and technologies from conventional medicine, the emerging tests and tools that help identify critical imbalances, and the Eastern tradition of a personalized care program addressing the whole person.

Listen in as Dr. Menolascino joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about what functional medicine is, how it works, and why it might be the best option for you.