Functional Medicine Hoboken, NJ
Functional Medicine Doctor Hoboken, NJ | Bianca Chiara, MD: Also called “root cause medicine,” our goal is to identify and address the unique factors contributing to your health, including biochemical individuality, toxic exposures and genetics. Within the larger field of genetics we focus on the study of epigenetics, which looks at how we can influence the way in which our genes are expressed, and therefore our physiology and disease development.
Environmental factors have the ability to send signals to our genes, and those signals will determine if our genetic material is expressed in a way that helps or hinders our health. The way we live, what we eat, the toxins we are exposed to, all break down to chemically provide the microenvironment that bathes our genes and affects disease or health manifestation. The empowering aspect of this kind of focus, is that we are putting the control back into the patient’s own hands, like no other specialty that exists.