Start your Journey to Good Health and Wellness
By Dr. Felicity Keough
It’s a new year and we are writing our goals and planning for the year ahead. Was the previous year hard? Was it amazing? However it went for you, setting new goals each year is a great way to start out the year. According to a recent poll, the most common New Year’s resolutions include:
Exercise more (38%)
Lose weight (33%)
Eat healthier (32%)
Take an active approach to health (15%)
These goals are similar in that they all are focused on health and wellness. Most of us attempt to be health conscious on some level. The problem is, most of us do not know where to look for help. Perhaps we do not feel heard or understood when we speak to our family, friends, or doctor. We aren’t sure where to turn for a comprehensive road map to complete wellness.
Our current health care approach pays enormous attention to acute conditions, relieves symptoms, and provides treatment through various specialists trying to cure the disease of each organ. Modern (allopathic) medicine views patients as several independent systems. Functional medicine looks at a person as a single entity, and it believes that everything is interconnected. It attempts to find the root cause of the ailment and pays specific attention to the characteristics of the patient to provide a personalized remedy and treatment.
This is exactly what you will find in our office. We strive to get to the root cause of each patient’s specific health issue. Whether that be a pain issue or perhaps a more complex issue such as low energy, weight gain, brain fog, hormonal issues, low libido, migraines or digestive issues, our goal is to help provide a comprehensive road map to complete wellness for every one of our patients.
2440 Executive Drive
St. Charles, MO 63303