Living the Functional Life means that we are dedicated to defining the special tasks required to achieve the most important objective of a truly happy and healthy life. According to CDC, 60% of Americans have a chronic disease. If you are 60 and older, that number increases to 85%. This statistic means that you will not enjoy a healthy, happy, gaining process or 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 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 one of the primary causes since they disrupt our body’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 total health benefit goals, your home needs a health assessment as well. 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.
Living The Functional Life program has a proprietary approach to behavior change that is highly effective. Ask yourself, how many times have you committed yourself to making a health focused change. Whether it was to get more sleep or to lose weight or any other goal, you always 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.
Her mind and body approach helps you to gain insight in the diseases and unwellness you have experienced due to lifestyle, behavioral patterns, history and environmental exposures.
There are defined stages in the program that have resulted in successful and sustained lifestyle changes over time. The behavioral changes are at the core of any health program and wresting 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 is effective if it is temporary and lacking in permanence or the state of contentment and satisfaction when the change has been achieved.
Premium: For a monthly fee of $175, as an esteemed member of Living The Functional Life, you can choose to have any TWO of the following one-hour professional services. Please note: any lab work required as a part of your health assessment is NOT included in the monthly fee. This is because, the labs are located off site, and they are a unit of our molecular biology division.
Premium Pro: For a monthly fee of $199, as an esteemed member of Living The Functional Life, you can choose to have any THREE of the following one-hour professional services. Please note: any lab work required as a part of your health assessment is NOT included in the monthly fee. This is because, the labs are located off site, and they are a unit of our molecular biology division.
The list of Professional Services:
Functional Nutrition Assessment to help with limiting chronic disease
Exercise Consultation and Coaching
Mind and Brain Health Assessment
Mindfulness and Meditation Session
Movement and Pain Mitigation Session
Routine Health Physical
Your membership includes free attendance to workshops. podcasts, webinars, special quarterly newsletter, and the monthly newsletter which includes important news and health tips from our health professionals.