Functional Endocrinology


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At SFNM, we view issues affecting the body's endocrine glands—thyroid and parathyroid, pineal, pituitary, ovaries, testes, hypothalamus, pancreas and adrenals—from a perspective that's very different from traditional endocrinology.

Natural treatments as alternatives to hormone replacement, surgery and drugs

Our science-based and patient-centered approach encompasses what is called functional endocrinology.

Using functional endocrinology, the doctors at SFNM find success in using your body's response to natural approaches, such as an individualized selection of supplements, dietary modifications and exercise to restore endocrine health—and even head off problems.

We've seen that functional endocrinology is more effective and often safer than conventional measures, such as hormone replacement therapy, strong drugs and even surgery.

Stopping the vicious cycles of weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia and more—before they start

At SFNM, we understand that many familiar symptoms can indicate the early stages of poor endocrine health.

Using the principles of functional endocrinology, we can identify alterations in the endocrine system that are yet not in a disease state.

Our goal is preventive. Your endocrine system may be in a functioning state. But in our approach, we can uncover issues that, if left untreated, can result into a disease down the road.

In this way, we can identify and understand the complex series of vicious cycles that feed each other, manifesting in symptoms, such as weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestion issues, cravings, sweating, and low libido.

We then correct any functional inconsistency before it becomes a chronic, or serious diseased state.

Helping your body naturally make hormones you may need

By identifying hormonal imbalance in the body early on, when symptoms are beginning to develop, rather than waiting for the organs or glands to develop a diseased state, we can help you treat imbalances using natural treatments that are far more readily tolerated than extreme conventional means.

Our approach—the functional approach—is based primarily on restoring function in order to improve physiology and improve your body's ability to modulate, regulate and balance its endocrine system.

We have helped numerous patients enhance their body's ability to produce hormones they may be deficient in to break the vicious cycle of hormone imbalances—and do so without recourse to strong drugs, surgery or hormone replacement therapy.