5 things it’s helpful to know about Integrative Medicine.

If you’re interested in a deep dive in to the subject of you can read our introduction to Functional and Integrative Medicine here. And if you’d like a speedy version, read on.

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Integrative Medicine is all about your lifestyle

Here at The Maas Clinic we help our clients to make lifestyle choices which are aligned with their optimal health and wellness goals.

Integrative Medicine is, as Dr Laurens Maas shares, based on: nutrition, fitness, behaviour and lifestyle.

Through the tests we run in the functional aspect of our clinic, we are able to develop a lifestyle plan which will help you to become the healthiest version of you possible, for now and for the future.

We look at your nutrition, your sleep, fitness, behaviour, supplements and more, to make sure that every day is aligned with your long-term health goals.

2.

Integrative Medicine works hand in hand with Functional Medicine

Functional and Integrative Medicine are great friends. Through a combination of the two we create treatment plans which transform our clients’ health for the better.

The functional element is all about testing; we gather scientific data on your unique biochemistry.

The integrative element takes in to account the lifestyle choices you make, and how they impact your health.

We combine information from both aspects to give us a 360 degree picture of your health, so that we can develop a thorough treatment plan for you.

3.

A great lifestyle is a preventative measure against ill-health

Though it is inevitable that we will all get poorly at some point in our life, having a great lifestyle is a preventative measure against falling ill.

A lifestyle geared up for your optimal health will include nutrition, exercise, sleep, supplements and behavioural shifts, which are all designed to keep you as well as possible.

As Laurens shares: “when you are living within the boundaries of ‘perfect health’ it’s nearly impossible to fall ill."

That’s exactly where we want you to be!

4.

Exercise is a big part of optimal health

As you may know, exercise is great for:

  • balancing your hormones
  • sleep
  • acting as an anti-depressant
  • anti-ageing

Exercise is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal for a myriad of positive reasons.

That’s why fitness is one of the key pillars of Integrative Medicine.

Here at The Maas Clinic our team enjoys a huge range of fitness activities, including yoga, surfing and skiing.

We want to help you to find a fitness plan which is fun for you too!

5.

A lifestyle shift now can increase your vitality forever

When you first come to us we will help you to transform your health, and in the long-run we will equip you with the knowledge you need to maintain your vitality.

Our approach is akin to the proverb Laurens often shares: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."

A lifestyle shift today can increase your vitality for the rest of your life. We want you to feel as healthy as possible, as quickly as possible and for as long as possible.

Invest in your health now, and you will reap the benefits forever.

Want to learn more about Integrative Medicine? Take a look at these great resources.  

Our introduction to Integrative Medicine.

The Institute of Functional Medicine

Clinical Education

Dr Mark Hyman