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...that the MIND and BODY are intricately connected as ONE system.

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...that what we do each day to harm or help our HEALTH affects the way we FEEL, THINK and BEHAVE.

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...that you are unique and can achieve OPTIMAL HEALTH, VITALITY and LONG LIFE with a plan specifically for you.

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...that health is DESTINY.

WELCOME TO THE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CENTERS FOR PERSONALIZED CARE, LLC (FXMED CENTERS)

Living the Functional Life in body, mind, environment and relationships

A Personalized Care Plan for YOU to Achieve Optimal Health

Welcome to FxMed Centers; a unique facility for the treatment of mind, brain and body using a Functional Medicine and Functional Psychology treatment model which is our proprietary program for achieving optimal health with life-long healthy behaviors. Functional Medicine is a personalized approach to healthcare that focuses on re-aligning and strengthening the fundamental biochemical processes that are drivers to our health integrating physical, mental, environmental, relational and epigenetic root causes.

We Start with an Individualized Evaluation

Triggers, mediators, and genetics are factored into an evaluation along with a detailed history that allows the functional medicine practitioner to create a plan for health, vitality and long life that is specific to your needs. Factors, such as stress, nutritional deficits, toxins, one’s mental state and outlook, (to name only a few) can and do cause core imbalances in your body’s systems.

“Living The Functional Life is defined as a life that is optimal in its ability to be healthy in mind, body, spirit and relationships and capable of achieving its vision in the fulfillment of a life well lived.” –Dr. Vanessa Gourdine

No matter what your concern is, we treat it all. We are a unique organization with licensed doctors, nurse practitioners, therapists, nutritionists and more to address each component of mind and body health. We are thorough in our look into your personal health, using specialized molecular biological tests, health assessments from certified functional medicine practitioners and specialists in health behaviors. We design a specific treatment plan just for you. No two plans are alike because no two people have the same genetics, life experiences and environmental influences. We provide important anti-aging benefits based on current research. The field of anti-aging is advancing rapidly as we understand the role of genes and telomeres and the effects on the aging process.

Outcome and Results Focused

There are defined stages in the program that have resulted in successful and sustained behavioral changes over time. The behavioral changes are at the core of any health program and wrestling yourself free from the routine and habitual patterns that have resulted in your less than optimal physical and mental/emotional health. The program has been tried and tested and with your consistent participation in sessions to address the obstacles to permanent change, she has accomplished what we all seek which is consistency and acceptance of change over time without the feeling of having missed out or lost something that was given up along the way.

Proprietary Programs: The Functional Life program has a proprietary approach to behavior change that is highly effective. Ask yourself, how many times you have committed yourself to making a health focused change, whether it was to get more sleep or to lose weight or any goal, only to find yourself slowly but inevitably falling back into old patterns. Over the years of practice, Dr. Vanessa Gourdine has designed a program with an objective to help you be successful with making a permanent change.

There are defined stages in the program that have resulted in successful and sustained behavioral changes over time. The behavioral changes are at the core of any health program and wrestling yourself free from the routine and habitual patterns that have resulted in your less than optimal physical and mental/emotional health. The program has been tried and tested and with your consistent participation in sessions to address the obstacles to permanent change, she has accomplished what we all seek which is consistency and acceptance of change over time without the feeling of having missed out or lost something that was given up along the way.

No treatment plan is effective if it is temporary and lacking in permanence or the state of contentment and satisfaction when the change has been achieved.

Healthy Functional Environments: Living the Functional Life means that we are dedicated to defining the special tasks required to achieve the most important objective of a truly healthy and happy life.

According to the CDC, 60% of Americans have a chronic disease. If you are age 60 or older that number increases to 85%. This statistic means that you will not enjoy a healthy, happy aging process or an energetic retirement. We are clearly not doing what we need to do, because as a country we are not well. If you want to enjoy your life and live long we need to address health before it becomes a diagnosable disease.

Functional Medicine provides us with the means of being able to identify biological, mental, relational and environmental systems that are not working ideally, and to reverse the course or direction towards chronic disease. The reality is that it is not solely dependent on what is happening inside your body, but also what your brain and body are being exposed to. What is the reason why we are so chronically ill or not well? Toxins are a common cause because they disrupt our body’s and brain’s systems to function normally.

We are constantly being exposed to toxins in the food, water, and air. The toxins are in your home where you spend most of your time and therefore in order to achieve and maintain health, your home needs a health assessment as well. Did you know that radon is a leading cause of lung cancer and that most homes are exposed to radon? Or, that PFAS are the forever chemicals that are leading causes of cancer? Or that hidden molds leave their toxins in your skin, brain and organs? We are uniquely positioned to provide the home health assessment and intervention needed to keep your environment and your body as toxin free as possible.

Healthy Relationships: It’s important to acknowledge the importance of healthy relationships as a part of our ongoing health. We need supportive relationships in our lives, and the ability to build and maintain healthy relationships. Often this is overlooked, as it does not relate to our physical health directly, but the effects of not having healthy relationships can manifest physically, as well as emotionally and mentally.

The CDC reports

https://www.cdc.gov/aging/publications/features/lonely-older-adults.html

  • Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.1
  • Social isolation was associated with about a 50% percent increased risk of dementia.1
  • Poor social relationships (characterized by social isolation or loneliness) was associated with a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke.1
  • Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide.
  • Loneliness among heart failure patients was associated with a nearly 4 times increased risk of death, 68% increased risk of hospitalization, and 57% increased risk of emergency department visits.1

At FX Med Centers we’re not only concerned with physical health, but with mental and emotional health as well. It’s important to acknowledge what we take into our bodies in relation to our relationships, and not just the food and supplements we put into our bodies. We are staffed with relationship experts to help foster loving relationships and supports through our group services.

No treatment plan is effective if it is temporary and lacking in permanence or the state of contentment and satisfaction when the change has been achieved.

Our Services: Functional Medicine is an assessment of the different systems in the body. The assessment is very detailed and designed to find potential health issues in the present, or future. The objective is to restore total health and prevent disease. Functional Medicine is for those who are ill and for those who are not ill. Ideally it is easier to prevent disease then it is to reverse disease. If you believe yourself to be well have a Functional Medicine evaluation that will include your nutrition, genetics, nutrigenomics, methylation, Gut health and mitochondria functioning (cell energy) which together are at the very core of health and wellness. If you are well, use our facility to stay well and avert disease as well as utilize our plan for anti-aging.

All systems in the body are connected and affect multiple organ systems at the same time. For this reason traditional medicine thinks about your “illness” as one organ system and this is counter to how functional medicine works. Functional medicine is designed to restore the body to optimal functioning in its natural form whether it be thyroid, brain or Central Nervous System, etc. that is affected. . It doesn’t matter what is the primary concern as living the functional life is our focus: physical and mental health, your relationships, capacity to perform, and the health of your environment all contribute to living the functional life.

We provide alternatives to medication with the objective in mind of restoring you to optimal good health. To effectively provide a full functional medicine intervention, an in- depth assessment is performed. You will be provided with a very detailed history taking, along with examination and the necessary traditional and specialty labs to provide a detailed analysis of your health status. You will be provided with 1-2 hours of education about your body and its health status and a personalized treatment program that is specific to your body’s needs. We integrate all forms of intervention: professionally prescribed supplements, diet, exercise, behavioral health coaching, meditation, mindfulness; any and all interventions necessary for your good health through our partner organizations from a team of experienced professionals. We refer to this level of service as the Comprehensive Functional Medicine Personalized Plan.

Check out our Integrative Mind-Body Health Program Services here.

 

COMPREHENSIVE FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PLAN

Work Performance

Relationships

Healthy Living Environment Assessment

2 hour assessment (Should this be first and work performance be last please?)

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Consultation

Specialty Labs

Traditional Labs

Genetics

Nutrigenomics (this was below but not in the comprehensive plan)

Personalized Treatment Plan which includes diet, professional prescribed supplements to replete what is missing or compensate for genetic snps, exercise plan, Lifestyle modification, 1-2 hours of education

Coaching

Regular Monthly Consultations

BASIC WELLNESS AND DISEASE PREVENTION

2 hours Preliminary Assessment

Healthy Living Environment Assessment

Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Consultation

Specialty Labs

Traditional Labs

Genetics

Nutrigenomics

Personalized Treatment Plan

Lifestyle Modification

1-2 hours of education

Coaching

Follow up Consultations

For those who are not able to complete the Comprehensive Plan we have additional levels of care.

PRELIMINARY FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PLAN

Traditional Labs

2 hour assessment

Basic specialty labs

Certified Functional Medicine Consultation

Prescribed Supplements

Basic Personalized Plan

Nutrition Consultation

Exercise Consultation

Coaching

BASIC FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE ASSESSMENT

Traditional Labs

1-2 hour assessment

Nutrition Consultation for individualized food plan

Exercise Coaching

The enlisted menu of services for children, adolescents and adults is not comprehensive but provides a brief description of common areas of concern. At any time you may contact our intake department for a brief telephone consultation to determine which services are a perfect fit for you.

INTEGRATIVE AND HOLISTIC MIND AND BODY HEALTH

Brain, Mind and Behavioral Health

Services are provided to those experiencing symptoms that can be as common as anxiety, sleep disturbance, loss of appetite or depression and as uncommon as a vague change in feeling well and change in behavior that is not common for that person. The services in Brain, Mind and Behavioral Health are diverse and will examine and evaluate in depth your health issues and complaints that may affect how your brain is functioning and therefore your mental status. Behavioral changes, such as lack of motivation or change in personality are common when health issues are affecting brain functioning. Treatments are tailored based on results of the evaluation and lab studies.

We Assist With The Healing Of All Conditions and Diseases

Whether it relates to physical, mental, or emotional health we treat it all, and there is no time like the present to come and see us. According to the CDC 60% of Americans have a chronic disease. We want to help decrease that message, and help you live a functional life. Everything including stress & anxiety, sleep disturbances, mood disorders, healthy eating, chronic disease, we can help.

Got a Question? Want more information?

Contact us today for YOUR consultation: 855-MYFXMED (696-9633) or visit our Register page.

Using only evidence based cutting edge molecular biology oriented systems, Functional Medicine is uniquely capable of providing individualized and comprehensive treatment plans for you throughout your lifespan. One component of the plan, as an example, is a diet based on your genetics and nutritional needs while omitting your food intolerances and this is something you will have for the first time in your life. There are no cookie cutter diets that are right for everyone. You will receive a mind and body approach that is right for you and an exercise program that will benefit your health for a long life. Highlighted by our proprietary Behavior change program, we have a variety of programs and treatment options, suited for what is best for you, our unique client.

SELF-ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST:

Questionaire

PATIENT HISTORY

Note: Your responses in this checklist are strictly confidential. These questions are designed to obtain an in-depth understanding of your symptoms and health concerns so that our health providers can provide you with the best possible care that fits your personalized treatment plan.

 

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE: THE SCIENCE OF HEALTH

Locations

 

Paramus: 4 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

Ramsey: 70 Hilltop Road, Ramsey, NJ 07446

Contact: 201 880-8247

Monday-Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Urgent appointments only

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