Today I was considering my role as a physician, and the way in which I have harnessed more than two decades of medical training to make health recommendations for my patients. As with so many careers, mine has been one of transition, with unexpected turns and changes along the way. In retrospect none of these changes have been detrimental in any way; each has formed its own component of my current medical “personality”. They have served to weave he fiber of the doctor that I am today.
The terminology used to define different styles of medicine can bring on a certain degree of confusion. Especially around the era of “natural” foods, cosmetics, fabrics, etc. There’s been a growing consumer drive around these products and service, but what defines “natural?” How does this translate to the practice of medicine? Is Functional Medicine equivalent or different from Natural Medicine?