CHOOSING A FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER CAN BE HARD:
As a certified Toronto functional medicine practitioner myself, this topic is near and dear to my heart.
You know when it comes to clothes/personal style, it’s all about comfort and FIT. It’s not necessarily the brand. The exact same goes for picking a functional medicine practitioner! We’re not all for everyone! (I know I’m not!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MY ADVICE FOR WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER
There are a few things I that think are important to note and pay attention to when researching and choosing a functional medicine practitioner in Toronto or anywhere.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ADVICE #1: AVOID PERSONAL BIAS
If your practitioner ONLY believes in ONE diet or ONE supplement because it changed THEM, run! You need someone looking into what’s best for YOU. After all, we are all bio-individuals!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ADVICE #2: AVOID THE ONE ORGAN PRACTITIONER
Aka the practitioner who says you JUST have to address “insert organ here.” All cellular dysfunction can come from a myriad of sources! As a result, there’s no one size fits all. We are ALL different. Look around you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
ADVICE #3: AVOID THE ONE SOLUTION OR QUICK FIX PRACTITIONER
Aka the one who promises that “x” is the greatest supplement/solution quick fix and will fix all ailments and every person.
ADVICE #4: AVOID THE ONE THAT GUARANTEES SUCCESS
Functional medicine is about the PATIENT! If you’re not ready/willing to be an active participant (do the things/change your habits etc) how can THEY guarantee it? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Having a certified functional medicine practitioner in your corner can do amazing things for your health, but only if they are the right fit for you. Is there any other advice that I’m missing when it comes to choosing a certified functional medicine practitioner in Toronto and beyond? What are some of the worst experiences you’ve had with your practitioners?
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