We will help you achieve health and wellness through improving your essential bodily functions. If you’re not feeling well and or if you are struggling with a current illness, we will uncover why your body is not functioning properly. No two people have the same genetic makeup, history or life experiences. You are unique and your difficulty is specific to you. As a result, you need a plan for health that addresses these differences. Moreover, this plan must also address your problems at their root cause.
NY Wellness offers hope to those struggling, in the form of individualized solutions and nurturing support. Our goal is not only to improve your current health concern, but to prevent future health issues from occurring as well. Our method to achieving this is to have all the bodily systems functioning optimally, in harmony, so that true wellness can be achieved
What is Wellness?
You may have noticed that the concept of wellness means different things to different people. Some believe it is strictly the absence of disease while other feel it is much more than this.
We define wellness as the pursuit of a lifestyle that produces an overall feeling of well-being through a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit.
The components of wellness can be seen in the Venn-diagram on the right. Each of the spheres of this diagram represents the functional status of an individual system foundational to wellness. Moreover, as seen by the intersection of the spheres, this diagram depicts that each system affects and is affected by the rest. It is therefore understandable that when one component goes awry, true wellness cannot be achieved or maintained. Let us explore each functional component of wellness individually.
- Neurological Status is founded upon optimal brain development and function, it encompasses emotional, cognitive, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Read more about brain development and function
- Sleep Status is founded in the timing, the quality and the duration of your sleep. Read more about sleep issues
- Physical Status refers to physical attributes and conditioning as well as metabolic function. It is founded in the various bodily systems working in harmony (cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, etc.). Exercise and nutrition play a significant role in our physical status. Read about physical status
- Environmental Status is affected by everything you are exposed to physically, chemically and psychologically. Your environment makes you who you are by actually modifying your genes this is called epigenetics. Explore more about how our environment affects us
Functional Medicine is not considered alternative medicine, instead it is actually a science based evolution in the practice of medicine, that better addresses your healthcare needs. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of a typical medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms.
We look at the challenges you and/or your loved ones are facing as deficits in wellness. As explained, true wellness is only achieved when all the bodily systems are functioning and integrating at full capacity. We offer an all-natural, integrative approach of developing functions that are underdeveloped, restoring functions that have been lost, and maintaining function at an optimum.
We address the underlying cause of your complaint as opposed to the traditional approach of treating the symptom. We also spend time with our patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.
We offer a comprehensive approach, one that is steeped in compassion and we see it as our responsibility to:
- Impart the best understanding possible of what’s actually happening and what can be done to help
- Offer you the tools you need to create the long-term change you desire
- Deliver the means and support necessary to achieve that change
The tools we utilize:
We Listen – imagine that doctors that actually take the time to listen to what you are saying. All kidding aside, we spend the time necessary to develop care specific to your unique needs. As you read on you will gain an overview of our services, however it has been our experience that a phone conversation is the best way to obtain the information you need.
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Functional Nutrition addresses the foundational way that food affects your body on the cellular level. Food is much more than calories, in fact there are millions of molecules in every bite of food that you eat. These molecules come into your body, affect how your cells behave and ultimately determine how you feel.
Eating correctly is essential for recovering from a current illness as well as preventing future disease. For example, specific nutrients can help your liver detoxification pathways, give you sustained energy, help you sleep deeply, and support your general well-being. Alternatively, research has shown that certain foods can have a deleterious effect on essential bodily processes related to digestion, metabolism, immune function and brain function to name a few.
Deficits in underling brain function are responsible for much of humankind’s departures from wellness. Those suffering from the effects of disorders such as Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Asperger’s have been found to have specific brain differences.
Most people including the majority of professionals look at struggle with attention, motivation, emotions, anxiety and depressive thoughts as a chemical problem that can be “fixed” with a pill. But those who have been medicated and still suffer with these challenges will tell you that the effects of medication are imperfect and temporary at best. They continue to be plagued by decreased productivity, procrastination, nervousness, sadness and failed interpersonal relationships. This is because many of these issues are founded in a disruption of body and brain function that can’t be merely changed with a pill.
You see we are not against medication, but it has its place only as a temporary measure, because it doesn’t permanently change brain function. We make the analogy of the use of a crutch for walking only while injured but not once rehabilitated.
Fortunately, years of research has shown the scientific community that certain stimuli affect specific areas of the brain. Utilized appropriately, specialized brain training can harness the power of neuroplasticity and create true lasting change.
We offer effective programs specifically designed to address and build the malfunctioning areas within the brain and body that contribute the challenges you may be facing. If you’re looking for a quick fix or an easy way out, this may not be for you. However, if you’re willing to do some work to change the issues that affect you, we will give you the tools to do so and support you through the process.
Lifestyle modification is commonly used for the management of lifestyle-related health problems. Maladies such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and sleep disorders are greatly influenced by lifestyle choices we make. Experts agree that a healthy lifestyle should include proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management and sufficient rest. Therefore, you will be provided with lifestyle initiatives geared towards enhancing nutritional status, emotional well-being, physical status and sleep.
Education and Support – It has been our experience that many of our clients and their families are confused about the struggles that beset them. There is good reason for this as many have received incomplete or erroneous information regarding their difficulties. Some have received an opinion of what the problem is with no comprehensive long-term solution offered.
First we will uncover why your body is not functioning properly, after doing so we will fully explain the source of your complaint. We will then provide you with a comprehensive plan to address your specific needs. Throughout this process we will provide you with the education and the nurturing support you deserve.