What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a “systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease”. If you’d like to learn more about Functional Medicine please visit www.ifm.org.

What is Integrative Medicine?

“Integrative Medicine, as defined by the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.” If you would like to learn more about Integrative Medicine please visit the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) www.aihm.org

How do I find a Functional Medicine Practitioner?

I highly recommend checking out the IFM “Find a Practitioner” search to find an IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP).

Meet Dr. Amy Sapola

Dr. Amy Sapola is passionate about helping people achieve radiant health through reconnecting with their own intuition, nature, and deep nourishment as well as working on public health issues related to the social determinants of health, soil health, and planetary health.

Dr. Sapola is a Certified Wellness Coach, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP) and Doctor of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Nutrition. She has also completed a 2 year fellowship with honors in Integrative Medicine from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM).

Dr. Sapola is the Director of Farmacy at The Chef’s Garden in Huron, Ohio. Farmacy at the Chef’s Garden is about building a greater understanding as to how your health is impacted by the regenerative agriculture principles we practice here at The Chef’s Garden. She works to help guide consumers towards a mindful relationship with food by connecting the benefits of healthy soil, to healthy plants, and ultimately, to healthy people.

As a mother of two young children, master gardener, passionate cook and long-time yogi, Dr. Sapola has an integrative approach to health and wellness both personally and professionally.

She specializes in helping clients with:

  • Hormone Balance (PCOS, Fertility, Pregnancy, Perimenopause, Menopause, Impotence, Low T)
  • Blood Sugar Balance (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Gestational Diabetes)
  • Aging 
  • Cognitive Decline (ReCODE 2.0 Certified)
  • Allergies (Environmental, Food)
  • Autoimmune Disease (Hashimoto’s)
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia)
  • Depression, Anxiety, or Bipolar
  • Toxicity (Environmental, Metal, Mold, Chemical)
  • Gut health
  • Detoxification
  • Genomics
  • Nutrigenomics (Methylation)
  • Rational Use of Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Supplements
  • Food as Medicine
  • Intuitive and Mindful Eating

You can follow Dr. Sapola on Instagram @amysapola and on Facebook @asapolapharmd.

Listen to her podcast Nourish + Shine where she talks with passionate leaders in the fields of Nutrition, Functional and Integrative Medicine and Wellness providing inspiration and practical advice to nourish your mind, body and spirit, optimize your health and live a whole vibrant life.

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